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By:Barrie Jones <jamplant@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 30 June 2015

Barrie Jones Guilin, Guangxi, China 18290108249 / Skpe: Barrie.V jamplant at hot mail . co . uk

‘high output, high quality communicator, inspirational educator – an enthusiastic and valuable asset to any team’ A natural, fluid and effective communicator in any situation, and at any level, my ability to engage with individuals, small groups and larger numbers of people has been my most valuable asset throughout my working life. With an extensive commercial and educational multi-faceted, and completely transferable skill set, I have managed students, projects and staff successfully in academia, the arts, and commerce with demonstrable results. I have a flair for creative interpretation and harmonisation within a variety of formats and environments and I have proved myself as an innovative educator, coordinator and facilitator who can deliver consistently; a high quality communicator, high output contributor, and an enthusiastic, reliable and valuable asset to any team.

I believe that as an educator, being able to help people realise their potentials, begins by creating an ambiance in which people want to learn; with effective communication; with understanding. Communication is my outstanding strength. Using a combination of naturally irrepressible enthusiasm, acute perspicacity and perceptiveness, I am highly skilled in providing caring, supportive, nourishing and inspiring learning environments where my personal motto of ‘strive and achieve’ and ‘love what you do’ have been successfully and happily implemented.

Having a broad and diverse working and personal experience enables me to communicate effectively and engagingly across all levels and age ranges. I have an aptitude to motivate and enthuse others, highly self-motivated and naturally enthusiastic as I am! I’m happy in a team, and equally happy to lead and guide. I believe education can, and perhaps should, sometimes, be entertaining too; happy people learn faster!

Being endlessly curious and interested, I am always happy to learn, and seek to continue to learn and grow. Flexible and adaptable, I am neither 'above' or 'not up to' whatever duties are required of me; and this attitude, coupled with my resilience, diligence and professional and positive attitude and plain old ‘common sense’ resourcefulness in maximising the potential of available assets and conditions has gained me a reputation as someone who can be counted on to ‘make things happen; Someone who can initiate and coordinate projects, events and activities on small and grand scales, and just as importantly, sustain them.

My working life has encompassed a huge range of commercial, arts and educational projects of every nature and description in many roles, and the skills and experience I have gained are a huge personal asset which I contribute fully and enthusiastically to whatever projects I become involved with.

I'm looking to make a positive move, into a position that encompasses my ethos, interests and outlook, and makes best use of my skills and potentials, and that would give me the opportunity to grow and move forward within, and as part of an organisation and working on projects that I feel empathy with and have confidence in.

Employment history

May 2014 June 2015 º Teacher of English, Director of Education, Head of English; Guilin, Guangxi, China

All aspects of teaching English, reading, written, spoken, conversational and activity based; delivering a set curriculum with input from myself as course developer. Teaching across all age ranges from kindergarten to university and adult level. All related duties.

2007- 2014 ºITC tutor / consultant /client support Freelance

All aspects of client focused ITC support and training.

2009 to 2011 º Youth Project Officer - Field Officer BTCV Worcestershire

Implementing, setting up and running the programme for training and managing youth volunteers in environmental volunteering activities and acting as mediator between volunteers, volunteer organisations and training providers and local youth provision. Recruiting, supporting, training and retaining young volunteers.

2008 – 2009 º Manager - Marketing and Interpretation; Events & Conference Manager Small Woods Association - Green Wood Centre; Shropshire

Management & (successful) delivery of lucrative ERDF contract; concept, initiation, design and implementation of visitor centre improvement. P.R. Marketing, promotion and selling of events, event facilities and the centre itself, securing free media coverage in leading media, including double page features in Shropshire Life, live interviews on

BBC Radio, a pictorial feature in Daily Telegraph. My application and entry won the tourism award for Shropshire.

2007- 2014 ºITC tutor / consultant /client support J K J Business Consultants, Wolverhampton

2004 - 2005 º Editor/Feature writer/Journalist Virtual Barnsley/Barnsley Voice

2002 – 2006 º Creative Director - Jamplant PRS Funded Community Music project

1998 – 2005 º Lecturer/Course developer with 100% student pass rate (Digital Sound) University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design Digital Media Dept.

º Course Developer/Lecturer/Teacher (Europe’s first Electronic Commerce Applications Development Course) Media Forge Group, Wolverhampton

º Visiting Lecturer Stourbridge & Wolverhampton Colleges

º Course developer/ Head Tutor/Teacher Josiah Mason College, Birmingham

º Supply Teacher in English, Drama, Art, Music, Literature, History Select Education, Wolverhampton

1998 – 2005 º Web Designer/ Conceptualiser, Web presence optimizer Freelance

1988 º Placements and Training Officer; Head of IT Temple Training Services, Wolverhampton

1989-95 º Sub-Editor, page designer, live news page composer for UK’s largest daily regional newspaper Express and Star, Wolverhampton


1995 - 1998 BA (Hons) Communication Design University of Wolverhampton º All aspects of communication design, multi- media design implementation º Languages º Art & Design º Typography º Semantics º Communication Design º Project management, Design for Multimedia º Web Design º Digital Sound º 3-Dimensional Design º Screen design º Programming . º Digital marketing

2005 - 2007 BA (Hons) Music (two years study – deferred) University of Wolverhampton º All aspects of Music BA; º Music Theory, Analysis and practice, º Music History, º Composition, º Digital music creation, º Music Performance. º Ensemble and Choir performance and direction.

Personal Statement and selected notes:
2011 – March 2014 - Editor and researcher for a major British historical work just purchased by Channel 4 Television and scheduled for broadcast later this year; to be published as a book accompanying several 90-minute documentaries.

1984 – 2015 - Vast and ongoing live and recorded music production, creation and promotion. I have been pro-actively involved with the production and running of various live music events from full large-scale international festivals to single events to weekly public live electric and acoustic sessions.

2001 - Creator and designer of G***le number one ranked British web design and optimisation company (SEO) Idigit / InterSchminter (G***le 2000-2001)

‘I measure success by my relationships with people and nature and would, therefore, hope to be well regarded and held in esteem by those I work for and with, and remain in balance with the earth that I walk upon.’


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