The Old Parlour, Fine Studios at Fine House Farm, Kiln Pit Hill, Consett


Director and Project Co-ordinator (P/T)

Twhistle CIC t/a Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Sept 2011 – present

Community Interest Company creating space for art in the community of Haltwhistle and the surrounding areas.

  • Arts Award facilitator – funded by l’Anson Family Trust, Sherburn House Charity sand Northumberland County Council
  • Lead artist/ Project Manager – Grant for the Arts funded Graduate Art Programme
  • Company Finance and Administration including marketing and website design.
  • Founding Director, Project co-ordinator and Company Secretary – Twhistle CIC


Finance and Administration Officer (P/T)

Northern Architecture, Newcastle upon Tyne

January 2014 – present

  • Finance Officer responsible to the Managing Director and Board of Trustees.
  • Processing of all financial activity and presenting quarterly management accounts, monthly cashflow projections and weekly profit and loss accounts.
  • Payroll processing for three staff members.


Finance and Administration Officer (P/T)

Architecture Centre Network, London UK

May 2004 – Aug 2012                                                                         

The national development and advocacy organisation for 22 independent architecture centres in the UK funded by Arts Council England and CABE

  • Finance Officer responsible to the CEO and Board of Trustees.
  • Processing of all financial activity and presenting quarterly management accounts, monthly cashflow projections and weekly profit and loss accounts.
  • Assisting in grant applications, preparation of annual accounts and working with the accountants for annual audit. Financial reporting to Arts Council and CABE.
  • Project support – co-ordinating, facilitating, reporting and evaluating.
  • Payroll processing for four staff members.
  • Company Secretary and Board Meeting co-ordinator and facilitator (2004-2008)


Finance and Administration Officer (P/T)

September 2003 – Dec 2011

The Building Exploratory, London, UK

Architecture and Art Centre based in Hackney

  • Responsible for weekly processing of all financial activity including payment of invoices received and issuing invoices on payments due.
  • Assisting in grant applications and preparation of accounts for annual audit. Quarterly and Annual financial reporting to Arts Council, English Heritage and CABE.
  • Supported Marketing and Administration officer in general office duties, particularly IT and database building.
  • Supported Projects Managers in budgeting and finance and offered voluntary assistance on delivery.
  • Board Meeting co-ordinator and recording minutes (2003-2008).


Administration Services for the Creative Industries (self employed)

December 1999 – present

T/A Trans Euro Arts, administration and web support for the Creative Industry, UK and Europe

  • Web design and administration support for arts charities and individuals and small organisations.
  • Bespoke websites designs and hosting at low cost for arts practitioners.
  • Leaflets, business card, and promotional material designs.
  • Company secretary, finance administration and start up support for charities and not for profit sector.


Finance Officer and Company Secretary (P/T)

April 2005 – December 2006

Afghan Action, UK and Afghanistan

UK Charity with training school in Karte Se, Kabul

  • Responsible for financial and administrative support for DFID funded charity, schooling young Afghans with the additional skills in the making of carpets sold in UK.
  • Liaised with managers in Afghanistan giving additional financial support and responsible for the distribution and accounting for grants and sponsorship.
  • Assisted in the marketing and web administration for sale of the carpets and the redistribution to Afghanistan of the monies earned in UK.


Office Assistant (F/T)

October 2000 – May 2001

Cancer Research Campaign, London, UK

  • Offered temporary administrative and fundraising support to the Cancer Research Campaign.


Support Art Teacher and Art Technician (F/T)
September 1997 – July 1998

Eltham College, Mottingham, London, UK
  • Assisting teaching staff in the daily teaching activities regularly taking classes of up to 25 children.