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Michelle
Singleton
Languages: 
French
April, 1968
Bio: 
Currently work in the Policy Unit of a large British Trade Union my main areas have been for Work -life balance / childcare, pensions and Human Rights issues. Mother of 3 teenage Children living in Brixton, London. Grew up on tough council estate in a domestic violence scenario and left formal Education at 16. First job in an employment office where I dealt with many people living in chaotic conditions, in poverty and the homeless (and on one occasion I calmed down an aggrieved client pointing a shot gun at me). Saved up to backpack my way around the world at 18 (on very little funds) to broaden my horizons and test my endurance of tough situations and to meet a wide variety of interesting characters (Fellow backpackers or local people). Active in the local community particularly in trying to establish a secondary school in Brixton (The Nelson Mandela School Foundation). This campaign was successful in being the catalyst for 3 new schools almost in Brixton. Stood in Local Elections to raise our concerns about local policy for Brixton's children.
Volunteering Experience: 
Local Community volunteering (former Vice -Chair of the Nelson Mandela School Foundation in Lambeth), ex-Treasurer for a community Nursery, ex- Chair of Parent Teacher Association, ex - School Governor, ex-Independent candidate in local election, Current Trade Union Staff Representative and Chairing a Trade Union national branch. Current Pensions Trustee.
Education: 
to age 16 only - GCE's in French, Maths,Eglish, Biology and Art - otherwise on-the job training
Occupation: 
Policy Officer for a large Trade Union
Other Skills: 
experieneced project/campaign worker see whole picture quickly and spot potential pitfalls
Person Centred Counselling skills
Resiliance
Michelle Singleton
London
United Kingdom
Languages:
French
April, 1968
Description
Currently work in the Policy Unit of a large British Trade Union my main areas have been for Work -life balance / childcare, pensions and Human Rights issues.
Mother of 3 teenage Children living in Brixton, London.
Grew up on tough council estate in a domestic violence scenario and left formal Education at 16.
First job in an employment office where I dealt with many people living in chaotic conditions, in poverty and the homeless (and on one occasion I calmed down an aggrieved client pointing a shot gun at me).
Saved up to backpack my way around the world at 18 (on very little funds) to broaden my horizons and test my endurance of tough situations and to meet a wide variety of interesting characters (Fellow backpackers or local people).
Active in the local community particularly in trying to establish a secondary school in Brixton (The Nelson Mandela School Foundation). This campaign was successful in being the catalyst for 3 new schools almost in Brixton. Stood in Local Elections to raise our concerns about local policy for Brixton's children.
Volunteering Experience
Local Community volunteering (former Vice -Chair of the Nelson Mandela School Foundation in Lambeth), ex-Treasurer for a community Nursery, ex- Chair of Parent Teacher Association, ex - School Governor, ex-Independent candidate in local election, Current Trade Union Staff Representative and Chairing a Trade Union national branch. Current Pensions Trustee.
Education
to age 16 only - GCE's in French, Maths,Eglish, Biology and Art - otherwise on-the job training
Occupation
Policy Officer for a large Trade Union
Other Skills
experieneced project/campaign worker see whole picture quickly and spot potential pitfalls, Person Centred Counselling skills , Resiliance
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