Available for Work

3 January 2012

Unfortunately, for the second time within two years I find myself in the unfortunate position of looking for work during these difficult economic times, due to being once again made redundant due to centre closure where I previously worked.  I am a qualified post-16 Tutor / Trainer, learning practitioner, educator and IT specialist based in Plymouth, UK.  If any prospective employers are interested in utilising my skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications in the areas of delivering, managing and supporting e-learning, learning and development, training, project based roles, IT and Internet or any other relevant vacancies then please view the following work related activities and content available on my website, blog and other social media that maybe of interest.

I thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you regarding any possible job opportunities.

UPDATE: Since this blog post was published I have successfully secured employment.

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Manufacturing: A Skilled Workforce

8 August 2011

I recently received the following testimonial of my work from Pipex Limited, who I have been working with since November 2010:

“David Massey has been working closely with the staff involved from Pipex since November of 2010 in his role as tutor and advisor on the training involved in the E.C.D.L computer literacy courses.  David has made a great impression on all members of staff with his dedication and attention to detail he is always available when help or advice is required and has been invaluable to the students involved, it has been a pleasure to work alongside David and in no small measure his endeavours have resulted in many of the students achieving their targets.  We have found David’s flexibility and problem solving to have been a great help during our time working together and would have no problem recommending him for any future or similar positions.”  Quality Control Inspector, Works Director and Operations Manager

I have been working with this employer on site at their Head Office based in Plymouth to advise about the best solutions for their training and learning needs, deliver, support IT courses and qualifications as well as carry out testing.  Training and learning opportunities delivered include the BCS ECDL Essentials, ECDL Extra, OCR ICT Skills For Life: Entry Level Certificate and Adult Numeracy: Level 1 and 2 Certificates utilising a flexible approach to suit the workload of staff.

Pipex Ltd is a successful award winning innovative company who design, manufacture, supply and install a variety of products from warship piping to wastewater products.  They recently published a news article on their website regarding the first members of staff to complete the qualifications I’ve been delivering and supporting, as shown below.

I still continue to work with staff at Pipex and the positive relationship continues.  I wish them continued success with their course and working towards the qualifications.

To view further testimonials and references please visit www.dpm.me.uk/cv


Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

22 July 2011

Having completed the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector course which I have attended at Cornwall College St Austell, I have now been awarded this qualification as a qualified numeracy subject specialist tutor / teacher.  This is awarded by University of Plymouth.


Brake Farm Community Resource Centre Blog Launched

19 March 2011

I have recently launched a blog in relation to where I work in order to provide existing and potential learners, members of the community, trustees, staff as well as other interested individuals with news, updates, information and other articles about Brake Farm Community Resource Centre in Crownhill, Plymouth.

The blog can be viewed at: http://brakefarm.wordpress.com

A variety of other social media / networking services have also been utilised and linked to the blog, including a Flickr Photostream / Gallery, which provides a range of pictures from activities at the centre.  Ultimately, the blog and other social media features will continue to develop offering a rich interactive method of communication.

The blog and subsequent blog post articles should represent a useful communication and promotional tool, enabling a variety of benefits including keeping people up-to-date with the latest news, events and activities at Brake Farm Community Resource Centre.  The blog and blog posts will cover a range of areas about the centre, learning related activities and other events, featuring a variety of content including information, pictures, links and other media such as video clips.


Featured in Plymouth Herald Newspaper – Beginner Computer Courses

8 January 2011

Featured in Plymouth Herald newspaper on 8th January 2011 regarding the latest beginner computer course opportunities offered for the New Year.  The course activities are part of the latest UK Online Centres Go ON – get more out of life online campaign.  To view the article go to: http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Beginner-courses/article-3078265-detail/article.html or click on the screenshot below.


Updated Plymouth Page

22 September 2010

I have updated the Plymouth page on my site, which features useful information about Plymouth.  I’ve been meaning to update the page for a while and have removed old content and integrated widgets to display news and information from a variety of sources.  For example, a weather forecast for Plymouth, news from my Twitter Plymouth News list stream (consisting of various sources of news and information) and embedded pictures of Plymouth and South West from my Flickr photo set.  The page provides the above Plymouth information directly on one page, enabling visitors to access several aspects in one place as well as the content automatically updating.

Hopefully, learners, colleagues, friends, family and other users of the site will find the updated page useful.  Access the Plymouth page through the main drop down menu available on the site: www.dpm.me.uk