Michele Pooley 

Personal profile

Recent Leisure and Tourism graduate with research skills and substantial business development experience, entering masters programme in Tourism and Social Responsibility.  Seeking tourism development research project on which to work.

Career goal:  To promote effective sustainable tourism planning and development in the Westcountry

Travelled extensively throughout Europe from the age of 16.  Most travel independently arranged using car or motorcycle.  Lived in South of France for a short period, and in Gibraltar for a year, managing a superyacht with my husband and teaching English, European History and Art.

Skills Profile

  • survey design, questionnaire design, structured and semi-structured interviewing (both face to face and by telephone)
  • sourcing information from the internet, newspapers, journals and academic literature
  • data coding and analysis
  • interpretation and presentation of information, desktop publishing
Information Technology
  • sourcing information from electronic media such as internet and CD-Rom
  • manipulating information using word processing, spreadsheets, database 
  • presenting information by cutting/pasting and manipulation of images, graphics and text
  • independently able to learn and to use new and unfamiliar software
Teaching and presenting
  • giving formal talks to large groups, presenting in-depth information to small and medium sized groups
  • informal teaching of small and medium sized groups of various ages 
  • personal tuition, supporting individual learners
  • staff training
  • prioritising use of time in business
  • successfully completing a degree whilst raising a family
  • planning and developing educational programmes
  • arranging staff development, social, sporting and entertainment events
  • broad range of business skills including financial planning and personnel management
  • entrepreneurial outlook to aid generation and development of business ideas
  • French: competent written and spoken
  • Spanish: basic reading and listening, limited spoken
  • relaxed confidence with foreign language speakers
For examples of recent artistic work click here

Clean British driving licence 20 years 

Employment History

1986-1996 Partner:  Goldline Engineering, and also Marine Services Ltd. Fully involved in all aspects of business development and administration (including VAT returns, PAYE, book-keeping etc.) from start-up to sale of successful SMEs.
1981-1986 Administration Clerk:  Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society. Responsible for all office organisation and operations, including training of staff and selling financial products and services.
1979-1981 Assistant Secretary:  Accounts Department, The Wrigley Company. Bought ledger, spreadsheets, wages, pensions. 
1978-1979 Office Junior: Customer Services Department, The Wrigley Company  General secretarial duties.

Education and Qualifications

2000 - BA (Hons) Degree in Leisure and Tourism with Art and Design (2.1),  Exeter University at the College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth
1996 - BTEC Diploma in Art and Design (pass with credit),  Falmouth College of Arts at Saltash
1979 - RSA typing (grade II), shorthand (50 wpm)
1978 - 6 GCE O Level equivalents at grade (C) and above including Maths and  English Language 

Interests and Activities

Travel, arts, swimming, walking, driving.  Would like to learn to play golf and improve my Spanish.

Tel: 01752 721054 or e-mail here