CV Liz Housden by 233dKuz


                                   17 Foxhollow
                                  Gt Cambourne
                                     CB3 6HT
                         Tel. 01954 718697/07939 293404

Present Employment
Self Employed Finance Broker

Key Responsibilities
 Visit Customers at home to discuss requirements
 Place business with suitable lender
 Run brokerage office from home

August 2003 - August 2005
Field Sales
Kitchens & Bathrooms

Key Responsibilities
 Visit customers, both private & commercial to discuss requirements
 Design suitable layout to customers’ requirements
 Maintain customer relationships during and after sale and fit
 Deal with any customer complaints which may arise

December 2001 – August 2003
Locum Assistant Registrary for University of Cambridge

Key Responsibilities

   Delegated responsibility for all administrative & financial aspects of several
    University departments. At Cambridge Institute for Medical Research the grant
    portfolio was £56 million.
   Responsibility for all new building works and refurbishment’s both Classroom
    and Laboratory both budget and project management
   Liase with the University Estates Department on certain building issues
   Responsibility for all aspects of Personnel
   Responsibility for all aspects of Health & Safety and also acted as Biological
    Safety Officer. As such, I had to ensure all directives from the HSE & EA were
    implemented and adhered to
   Sat on Cambridge University’s ‘Serious Incident Procedure’ Review Committee.
January 1999 - December 2001
Operations Manager at Wood Green Animal Shelters, Godmanchester, Cambs

Key Responsibilities

   Reported directly to Chief Executive and Trustees on all aspects of maintenance
    of Shelter Assets and Property Acquisitions. Member of Corporate Management
   Responsibility for Shelter’s property portfolio
   Create and run an Operations Department
   Manage both Security and Duty Management Teams (Customer Services)
   Appointing outside contracts including cleaning and security.
   Act as client on all new builds and refurbishment projects including liasing with
    Huntingdon Planning department and Building Control Services. Liasing with
    both Architects and Quantity Surveyors on selecting contractors and architects.
   Project Management and Budget management on all building projects. The
    biggest was the £7million Kennelling project
   Primary responsibility for Health & Safety including COSHH, risk assessments
    and CDM regulations on build projects
   Responsibility for Health & Safety Training on all 3 sites
   Responsibility for Conference Suite and Restaurant Facility

January 1996 – December 1999
Buildings and Estate Manager Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

Key Responsibilities
 Advising and helping the ‘Build Committee’ on aspects of design of the £9million
 Liasing with architects and sub-contractors on various aspects of the build
 Overseeing and organising the move of five laboratories from different sites in
   Cambridge into the Centre
 Organising the opening day which was attended by HRH Prince Phillip
 Responsible to the Chairman, Professor Alastair Compston for all aspects of
   managing the centre and clinics therein
 Procuring and managing contract staff, cleaners, security staff
 Responsibility for all Plant and Estate within the Centre
 Responsible for both Health & Safety and Biological Safety Officer including
   COSHH and risk assessments
 Managing the Tissue Culture Facility which included a Category III Facility
January 1986 – January 1996
Laboratory Manager and Research Associate, Physiological Laboratory,
University of Cambridge

Key Responsibilities

   Management of Staff in the laboratory which carried out research into spinal
    injury and repair
   Responsible for Laboratory re-fit which lasted approximately 6 months
   Responsible for Laboratory budgets and ordering
   Responsible for Health & Safety in the Laboratory, maintaining COSHH and Risk

December 1983 –December 1986
Research Assistant, Dept. of Psychiatric Biochemistry University of Newcastle
upon Tyne

Key Responsibilities

   Carry out research using various biochemical methods into the aetiology of Parki-
    nson’s Disease
   Supervision of PhD students and Medical Students

January 1981 – December 1983
Research Assistant, Anatomy Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Key Responsibilities

   Carry out research into Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Personal Information

D.O.B 26th February 1958
Interests include Boating and Scuba Diving, also my children!

My education was at Impington Village College Cambs, Newcastle upon Tyne Poly-
Technic where I gained 3 A levels and 6 O levels

HNC in Applied Biology
Associate Certificate Institute of Animal Technicians
NEBOSH Certificate for Senior Executives
BIFM Member of the Institute of Facilities Management

I have attended numerous Management and H & S courses, also Staff Appraisal
Guidance Courses.


Main Skill Areas

   Project Management on projects up to £8 million
   Budgetary Management up to £56million
   Knowledgeable on all aspects of Health & Safety & COSHH
   Thorough knowledge of CDM (Construction & Design Management) regulations
   Knowledge of several types of building contracts including IFC 98 and JCT
   Experienced Building Facilities Manager
   Member of BIFM
   Experienced user of Cad Systems
   Experienced in all key areas of Personnel and staff management, including
    contract services and staff, customer services and other customer facing roles
   Experienced in staff performance key areas including appraisal, and performance
    using performance tools such as the ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach
   Extensive experience of working within Clinical & Health Service Environments
   Extensive experience of writing and preparing reports and presentations to all
    levels of audience
   Extensive knowledge of all Windows Office packages, including Microsoft
    Project and Excel
   Extensive experience of staff management. (350 at CIMR)
   Several ‘key’ publications in Neuroscience’s mainly Spinal Repair
   Knowledge of Implementing Business Systems i.e. ISO 9000

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