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Michael Carchrie Campbell

Michael Carchrie Campbell

Member (MDigMA)

The Digital Marketing Association

Public Relations and Communications Consultant

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The Digital Marketing Association

Member (MDigMA)

Furry & YuFule

Communications & Public Relations Consultant

Working with clients to improve communications both internal and external, particularly in the use of social media including Facebook and Twitter.

Chartered Institute of Housing

Member (CIHM)

I completed six hours of continuing professional development in February 2014.

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CIPR – Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Member (MCIPR)

At the end of February 2014, I completed the first year (of two) of continuing professional development towards the Accredited Practitioner status with the CIPR.

Career

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

Associate Member (AMInstLM)

Association for Project Management

Associate

I am continuing to study towards the project management qualifications of the APM.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Communications Officer to MLA

Preparing and issuing press releases for MLA.
Maintaining website content for MLA's website.
Preparing Constituency Report (newsletter sent to each household in constituency).
Researched and developed internal reports for example a report on proposed Parliamentary boundary changes.

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Career
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HIV Blogger

Editor and Blogger

HIVBlogger is an award-winning blog that educates people about the reality of living with HIV in the 21st century. The story of my life, living with HIV, since I was first diagnosed in March 2009 to the present. Written occasionally, there are highs and lows, but most importantly honesty and openness about living with a virus that many would like to hide.

Career

The Scout Association

Volunteer

I have had various volunteer roles with The Scout Association at both local and national levels. Since December 2012, I have been Assistant District Commissioner (Public Relations) for Bedford, UK, and since June 2013 I am also one of the Trustees of Bedford District Scout Council.

I also support both local and national Scouting as a member of various Scout Active Support Units including:
· Bedford District Scout Active Support Unit (2012– )
· National Catholic Scout Fellowship (2009– )
· FLAGS National Scout Active Support Unit (LGBT) (2009–13)
· International Scout Active Support Unit (2009– )

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Career

RICS

Student

Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association

Legislative Assistant

During the progress of the Sexual Offences Bill through Parliament in 2003, I researched and drafted amendments to the Bill to extend it in its entirety to Northern Ireland. Following a meeting with the Northern Ireland Officer, it was agreed by HM Government to propose some of our amendments in the House of Lords which were then passed into law.

This helped to establish the principle that the UK Parliament could legislate for Northern Ireland in primary legislation when there was no functioning devolved Assembly leading to the inclusion of Northern Ireland in the Civil Partnerships Act 2004.

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Criminal Justice

Member of LGBT Strategic Independent Advisory Group

The IAG acts as a critical friend to the police service, not as an independent group but as a forum where independent advisors can give independent advice on the development and review of policy, procedure and practices identified by the Police in partnership with the IAG. The IAG role is not one of formal scrutiny, but ensures the policies, procedures and practices of the Service meet the strategic aims of the EDHR strategy and provide a safeguard against the service disadvantaging any section of the community through lack of understanding, ignorance or mistaken beliefs, as set out by Macpherson.

Career

Tinsel Box Ltd

Graphic Designer

Small print and design company supporting local organisations and companies in branding, social media, and public relations.

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Yes to Fairer Votes

Volunteer Coordinator (Northern Ireland)

Managed recruitment, retention, and deployment of local volunteers in Northern Ireland for the referendum on the voting system. Northern Ireland was the most successful region in the campaign. Part of leadership team running local events highlighting the campaign around Northern Ireland.

Wrote copy for local campaign website.

Career

Positive Life

Trustee

As Treasurer
responsible for budgetary adherence and planning for charity (then called The HIV Support Centre) with turnover in excess of £250,000 per annum

As Company Secretary
responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations.

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Career
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Parish of Kirkinriola

Organist

I played before, during, and after two services each week as well as on Holy Days of Obligation. This involved liaising with the parish clergy to find suitable hymns and music in general for the liturgical year.

Career

Northern Ireland Assembly

Constituency Assistant (part-time) to MLA

Responsible for design, production, and organisation of delivery of local newsletters to different parts of MLA’s constituency. Particular highlight included the campaign against closure of main road link for 4,000 residents to rest of local community during improvements to M2 motorway in Newtownabbey.

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Career

CCEA

Administrative Assistant

Temporary role supporting the processing of examination scripts.

St Catherine's Trust for Traditional Catholic Education

Publications Assistant

Responsible for designing, typesetting, and preparing for print of various publications including booklets, leaflets, posters, and liturgical sheets.

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Office Angels

Administrator (Temporary)

General administration duties including typing, audio-typing, data entry, diary management, filing both paper-based and online, and liaising with other departments.
Various placements including:
· In the NHS, I worked as a Secretary to a Consultant Neurologist in the Radcliffe Infirmary, ensuring that all medical records were updated after clinics, and letters sent to relevant practitioners and patients.
· Within the Oxfordshire Business Education Partnership, part of the county council, I was responsible for the maintenance of the database of possible work experience placements, checking against paper records and forms sent in by employers, and schools.
I also carried out general office duties like organisation of stationery in the office, and general typing as required.
· In Stonham Housing Association, I was responsible for processing finance claims and expenditure for housing association projects. Redesigned information sheets about the Oxfordshire Projects.

Career

NHS Professionals

JR User Group Secretary

As a temporary administrator in the Relocation Project for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, I was responsible for servicing ten committees, taking and circulating minutes, arranging meetings using online diaries, booking rooms, and liaising with the secretaries of key stakeholders in the project.
I also designed and continued the administration of a system for booking members of hospital staff on tours of the new hospital.

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Career

Church of England

Parish Assistant

I was responsible as part of the parish ministry team for pastoral visiting of the people of the parish as well as assisting in daily services in church.

Church of Ireland

Parish Administrator

As a volunteer I was responsible for the design, typesetting, and production of the monthly Parish Magazine. I also designed new brand identity for the Parish which included new noticeboards which are still in use (2014).

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Northern Ireland Assembly

Constituency Assistant to MLA

I opened and ran constituency office in Newtownabbey for the South Antrim constituency assisting members of the public with benefits, housing, planning and other issues as required.

We had a successful joint campaign between our office and that of Peter Black AM (in the National Assembly for Wales) to stop the inclusion of phone numbers for Child Line appearing on mobile phone bills. This was a particular problem as it could further endanger children who may have suffered abuse. As part of the campaign I wrote to the chief executives of the four main UK mobile phone companies asking for their assistance.

Career

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

Candidate, Local council

Stood for election to Newtownabbey Borough Council in the Macedon District Electoral Area. Whilst not elected, I did achieve the objectives that we had for the campaign of raising the Alliance vote in the area both in number and percentage of the vote.

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Career
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Northern Ireland Assembly

Administrative Assistant to MLA (part-time)

I assisted in the Assembly office of Eileen Bell who was then MLA for North Down. This included assisting with the drafting of questions to ministers, correspondence on behalf of constituents and general correspondence.

Career

Cullybackey Road Service Station

Cashier (part-time)

Customer-facing role including cash handling and stock management in busy petrol station with supermarket attached.

News Rack, Ballymena

Cashier (part-time)

Customer-facing role including cash handling and stock management in busy newsagent's and confectioner's in Ballymena town centre.

Tullyglass House Hotel

Barman (part-time)

As a barman in busy hotel with nightclub attached, I served customers at the bar, handled cash, managed stock in the bar, and also assisted with the set up of the hotel for conferences and dinners.

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Career
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Ripon & York Union

Barman (part-time)

Whilst a student at the University College of Ripon & York St John, I worked in the Students’ Union bar as a barman serving customers, handling cash, restocking the bar, with an eye on security as well.

Career

Brian C. Campbell, Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer

Archivist

I archived the first sixteen years of my father's practice as a chartered civil and structural engineer. This included ensuring all documents were secured in the correct order and in the correct file and then the files in date order in archive boxes for easy retrieval.

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Career
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Keston View Press

Assistant Printer (summer)

Keston View Press was based in Beckenham, Kent and then in Calstock, Cornwall. All work was done using movable type and an Albion hand press.

I assisted my grandfather there in many summers when I was staying with him. It was there that I first learnt something of typography and making sure that the information that the reader needed is to the fore.

Career

The Open University

Bachelor's Degree, Law

University of Oxford

Modern History

University College of Ripon & York St John

Mathematics with Education

Ballymena Academy

A Levels, Mathematics and French

Ballymena Academy

GCSEs