Paula Carter

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Project Management

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I work with you tailoring each project to your specific needs using proven project management methodology. Running effective projects from inception through to evaluation, providing guidance on structure and roles for the project and beyond, ensuring that your organisational goals are met.  
    My skills include:
    • programming and timetabling multiple projects to ensure critical paths are clear and achievable
    • delegating tasks appropriately to ensure optimum use of all resources
    • managing projects across multiple departments and organisations
    • delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders on time and in budget
    • working with varied teams of all levels and experience from CEOs to volunteers
    • carrying out risk assessments and ensuring contractors meet operational requirements of venues
    • managing contracts with external contractors

Event Management and Strategy

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Public or private, large or small I arrange and create a strategy for your event(s) or deliver the brief you have already developed.

 

My substantial event management experience includes:
  • managing large scale public events
  • co-ordinating a programme of regional and national events
  • arranging venues, catering, staging, lighting and AV
  • sourcing speakers and performers
  • researching and compiling targeted guest lists
  • liaising with private offices, police and security to ensure the safety and comfort of VIP guests
  • timetabling events (front and back-of-house)
  • briefing contractors, staff, VIPs and speakers

Facilitation and consensus building

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10 years experience of brokering agreement across diverse organisations to successfully deliver complex multi-party projects.

 

Research and evaluation projects

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Developed a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative evaluation process for National Science Week, enabling the nationwide programme to be assessed against it's aims and funding criteria.

 

Management Consultancy

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I provide assessments and recommendations for your organisational needs.

 

I am experienced in:
  • facilitation
  • management of change
  • systems creation and implementation
  • leading meetings
  • job creation and design

Editing and illustration for publication

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I provide editorial services to authors and periodical publications including:
  • English language editing of technical texts to publication standard
  • preparation of illustrations to publication standard, including creation and/or manipulation of existing image files
  • preparation of tables and charts to publication standard
  • proof reading and correction
  • copy editing

Software evaluation and implemenation projects

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I test and provide feedback to your technical team on new software, advising on implementation and communication strategies to ensure a positive user experience and therefore uptake.

 

“Paula is a very energetic hardworking person with a wide range of skills. She is smart, understands what is needed for a project or an activity and delivers this. She can work with a wide range of people and is able to quickly develop common goals within a group"

Jane Clift, Head of IS, British Museum