Nick Sherriff
The Old Barn
PL14 3SQ


A versatile professional leader with proven experience in the management and teaching of both civilian and service staff. A competent decision maker, accustomed to working to tight deadlines.


1979 – 1985        Widey High School for Boys, 4 ‘O’ Levels, 6 CSEs. 

1997 – 1998        Estover Community College Access to Higher Education, Sports Studies. Credits 5 level 2, 20 level 3.

1998 – 2001        University College of St Mark and St John, BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation/ Leisure and Tourism.  2:1                                 Class with dissertation 1st.

2001 - 2002        Wiltshire College, Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate 1 & 2. Certificate in Education (ongoing)

Career History

2002-Present Wiltshire College – Programme Leader:
  • Managing the National Diploma in Public Services.
  • Curriculum development including E-Learning.
  • Leading a team of highly motivated professionals.
  • Creating and maintaining links with industry

2001- 2002 Wiltshire College – Lecturer
  • Teaching on both Public Service and Sport courses.
  • Working with colleagues to develop e-education.
  • Providing appropriate academic and pastoral support as course tutor.

1998 – 2001    Major League Soccer - Player Development Officer and Coach, USA
  • Recruiting prospective employees for the summer.
  • Conducting interviews, presentations and assessing candidates.
  • Supervising soccer camps and specialised coaches’ clinics in the USA.
  • Advising club management on organisational and coaching issues.

1997 – 2000           South West Soccer Development Programme,  Junior Development Coach  
  • Specialised programme for current teams in the Devon Junior Minor League.   
1985 – 1998        HM Forces - Recruiting Officer
  • Presenting planning and development information at various levels.
  • Designing recruitment models.
  • Supervising road shows and dealing with the press.
  • Conducting interviews and testing applicants.
  • Writing reports, assessments and maintaining a working database.

                            Assistant Manager, Army Youth Team Exeter, UK.  
  • Working with schools and colleges throughout the West Country.
  • Writing and managing exercises to assess student’s level of ability.
  • Selecting the desirable candidates and reporting on their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Organising teambuilding courses for potential officers.
  • Conducting outdoor pursuits activities for young people.
  • Responsible for maintaining the correct qualifications within the team. 

                            Communications Advisor, Yugoslavia.  
  • Provide communications for the United Nations liaison officer.
  • Managed an Anglo French detachment comprising of 2 English, 3 French and 1 Croat interpreter.
  • Responsible for over £2 million pounds of military hardware.

                          Communications Instructor, Germany.  
  • Writing and conducting courses at entry and expert level both theoretical and practical.
  • Teaching all aspects of communication theory at the Communications School.
  • Communications advisor for a company of 120 men.
  • Responsible for the maintaining of standards and qualifications.
               Qualifications                                     Miscellaneous       
  • FA Coaching Certificate (1999)                DOB 24/12/68
  • City and Guilds – Information Technology (1998)        Clean Driving License
  • Mountain First Aid (1998)                         University Golf Captain
  • RYA Level 1 (2002)                                     Membership:
  • Single Pitch Award Training (1996)                ILAM 2001,
  • Mountain Leader Summer Training (1995)      FACA 1998
  • Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (1991)      EGU 2001