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Job title:
 Iron Mill Counselling Service Coordinator and CPD Coordinator.

Email: james.field@ironmill.co.uk

Areas of responsibility: Running and developing the Iron Mill Counselling Service, as well as the college's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and Tailor-Made Training service.

Profile: Whilst training at Iron Mill College, James became a passionate believer in making the benefits of counselling genuinely accessible to as many people as possible. As a qualified counsellor, he was delighted to be able to take on the day to day running of the Iron Mill Counselling Service in September 2017. The service offers affordable counselling to the general public and the opportunity for students of the College to work with real clients in a safe and ethical way. James also coordinates the delivery of the College's CPD programme and its bespoke, tailor-made training for businesses and organisations.

Prior to joining the staff team at Iron Mill, James had a twenty year career as an ecologist and environmental educator. He still feels passionately about the natural world and is an aspiring landscape and wildlife photographer. James is also developing his own private counselling practice.



Fred Hawkins - College Enquiries and Facilities OfficerFred Hawkins 

Job title:
 College Enquiries and Facilities Officer.

Email: 
fred.hawkins@ironmill.co.uk

Areas of responsibility: Course and general enquiries, managing of facilities in Exeter and Poole and course scheduling.

Profile: Fred has been part of the Iron Mill team since January 2008 and has fulfilled a wide variety of roles in that time. Fred’s current role as College Enquiries and Facilities Officer sees him as the first point of contact for all visitors and enquiries to the Iron Mill, providing up-to-date information and liaising with other departments in order to meet any requirements. Fred also manages all aspects of the college's facilities, overseeing building maintenance and asset management as well as scheduling of courses.

Fred has previously worked in the hospitality industry in the UK and Australia, and is currently studying a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanities, specialising in English Language and History. 


Amanda Murrell - Academic AdministratorAmanda Murrell

Job title:
 Academic Administrator. 

Email: amanda.murrell@ironmill.co.uk

Areas of responsibility: Academic liaison and college admissions.

Profile: Amanda joined the Iron Mill College team in January 2016 and her role includes liaising with the academic staff at the college and processesing applications for all the college’s courses. Amanda is also the Programme Administrator for all the Higher Education courses offered by Iron Mill College, a role that includes extensive and regular communication with the University of Worcester, which validates those courses.

Before joining Iron Mill College, Amanda worked for 10 years as a primary school and Reading Recovery teacher. She has previously worked as a housing manager, tenant advice worker and university administrator in London, East Anglia and Devon. Amanda has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Sheffield University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Administration from Sheffield Hallam University, an Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and a PGCE from Plymouth University.


David Neale - Student Services and IT OfficerDavid Neale

Job title:
 Student Services and IT Officer.

Email: david.neale@ironmill.co.uk

Areas of responsibility: Support for students from sign up to graduation and maintenance and development of IT systems and applications.

Profile: 
David has been with the Iron Mill College team since February 2009 and is currently responsible for all aspects of college provision for enrolled students across all courses. David’s role also involves the development and coordination of IT services in line with college strategy. This includes providing IT training and support as necessary to students and staff.

Before joining the Iron Mill College team, David worked for a large multi-national company where he was responsible for the company’s voice communication infrastructure. He is currently studying with the Open University for a Degree (BSc) in ICT and Design.


Renee Norris - Student Placement Coordinator Renee Norris

Job title:
 Student Placement Coordinator.

Email: renee.norris@ironmill.co.uk

Areas of responsibility: Coordinating student counselling placements, both internally and externally.

Profile: Renee joined the College Administration Team in September 2017, having also had a successful student career at Iron Mill College. Renee is responsible for overseeing the applications and maintenance of all student counselling placements, a role that involves building strong working links with external providers and ensuring students are supported throughout their time in placement. Her real passion is working with people whether it is helping with their smooth transition through college or on a personal basis through counselling.

Previously Renee has worked as a Finance Manager for a local airline for over 10 years. Renee has an FdA Degree in Integrative Counselling and a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and is in private practice in Exeter, in addition to her work at the college.



 

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