I have undertaken various voluntary roles during my career, either to follow particular interests or seeking Voluntary rolesto gain experience in new areas.

 

FIRE WARDEN

University of the Sunshine Coast
December 2013 – December 2015

Responsible for the safe evacuation of members of the ICT department.
Took part in both practice and real evacuations.
I am trained in the correct use of fire-fighting equipment and procedures.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Contributed a chapter to: Kerr, D.V., Burgess K., Houghton L. (2014) “Feral Information Systems Development: Managerial Implications” entitled Money: The root of all evil published by IGI Global.

 

VICE CHAIRMAN OF POMONA & DISTRICT KINDERGARTEN 
2009

Deputised for the Chairman whenever he was unable to fulfil an engagement or duty.
Acted as liaison between parents and Kindergarten teachers whenever conflicts and difficult situations arose.
Conducted interviews for a new Kindergarten teacher.
Took part in organising various fund-raising activities.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning undertaken by the Australian Computer Society

As part of emigrating to Australia, I was required to undertake a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

I undertook to gain recognition of the following Areas of Knowledge as defined by CBOK:

  • Conceptual Modelling
  • Database Management
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Ethical/Social Implications/Professional Practice
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering and Methologies
  • Systems Analysis and Design

My RPL was deemed acceptable by the ACS in February 2003.  They concluded that my skills and experience obtained up to March 1993 were equivalent to a degree in Information Technology, with my skills and experience obtained after that date being able to be put towards the required commercial experience.  (All documentation relevant to the RPL including references from all previous UK employers are available on request).

 

QUALITY CHAMPION 

TSB Bank | Newport, Wales
February 1995 > April 1996

Solely responsible for the on-going implementation of the Quality Programme across the Technology site in Newport.  This included assisting in the organization of Quality Days to celebrate the achievement of Quality throughout the business.  The last event included a seminar given by Senior Management, a buffet, BBQ and fireworks.

Continued to facilitate pin-boarding sessions.

 

QUALITY CHAMPION

TSB Bank | Hampshire, UK
February 1990 > February 1995

One of four people responsible for the on-going implementation of TSBs Quality (ISO 9000) Programme.  Included training new starters in Crosby’s Quality philosophy and TQM (Total Quality Management) and acting in a support/consultancy role to anyone wishing to progress improvement opportunities.

Facilitated pin-boarding sessions as part of Post Implementation Reviews to ensure that lessons learned during projects could be carried forward and shared around other parts of the business.