IT Professional

A committed, proactive and ambitious employee who enjoys being challenged whilst contributing to business success, with a strong focus on technology and its intersection with user experience in a creative style.

Excellent interpersonal skills and total commitment to quality customer care.

Used to working in a pressurised, fast moving environment and skilled in dealing with customers and fellow colleagues at all levels, ensuring a conscientious and professional manner is portrayed at all times.

Well honed ability to explain technical systems to non-technical people.

Testimonials

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Becky has always been quick to respond to calls and was good at keeping staff “in the loop” when working on on-going tasks. Her particular skill is explaining “how to do” certain things to less technically minded staff, creating clear and well thought out instructions. Her people skills are good and her technical knowledge has always appeared very sound.

Catherine Rogers, Development Office

Becky presented herself as extremely knowledgeable and very efficient at updating our procedures and processes in the best interests of our pupils.  Whilst her technical ability is without question, her inter personal skills are also very impressive. I have had many staff coming to me and providing compliments at how easy and how much better IT had become under Becky’s leadership. Becky also provided a reassuring presence for pupils responding quickly and sympathetically to their needs.

Digby Carrington-Howell, Deputy Head Princethorpe College

Becky has assisted me throughout the academic years 2016 – 2018 in my role as a Lead invigilator. Becky has produced bespoke display material for a large examination hall encompassing specific subject examination timing, digital and analogue displays. In addition she has resolved numerous ICT user issues for me as an individual at an educational place of work.

Mr Frank Gahan, Retired Teacher/Head of Technology & Lead Invigilator

Becky worked with great enthusiasm and integrity and has impressive emotional intelligence. She always seemed prepared to go the extra mile and meet increasing ICT demand.

Kate Limb, History teacher

Dyslexia

As a proud dyslexic, I am able to use the strengths of dyslexic thinking to bring a unique perspective to my professional life. A report commissioned by Made by Dyslexia showcases in depth how neurodiversity will become increasingly valuable within the working world,highlighting key facts and research...

into dyslexia and the unique thinking skills that accompany the “Value of Dyslexia“. The report outlines the cognitive flexibility, creativity, visualisation and complex problem-solving abilities dyslexic people have and why dyslexia’s role is crucial for our future. GCHQ has recently made the news by proactively seeking dyslexic staff.

4 out of 5 dyslexics attribute Dyslexic Thinking to their success. In fact, Dyslexic Thinking has created some of the worlds greatest inventions, brands and art.

http://madebydyslexia.org/

I’d love to talk about how my often unique view of the world can benefit your organisation.

Summary of Professional Roles

To find out more about the roles listed below, as well as see recommendations from colleagues and clients, please

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer – telent Technology Services Ltd

Within the telent Transport business, the software group develops key applications for use by our customers. The role is specifically within an agile sub-team in the software group that primarily works on R&D projects.  More

We develop proof of concepts that become the basis of software products. Essentially everything we do is greenfield. 

• Responsible for the quality of the delivered software.
• Gatekeeper for the repositories and facilitates the releases with the DevOps engineer.

Automation Tester / Release Manager –  The Contact Group

Reporting initially to the Development Manager and then directly to the Chief Technology Officer my role is to build the testing department from a fledgling team of 3 to a fully agile group working alongside the development team to deliver Continuous Improvement through the implementation of Test Management best practices and appropriate automation tools such as Katalon Studio. More

Working across the suite of Contact Group products, including Looked After Call, Call Parents, Our Schools App and Data Extractor, in both UI and API testing, my role is best summarised as “To break our software before our customers do”. I also work with senior managers and the Scrum Master in a Product Ownership Role.

Foundation Deputy ICT Manager / IT Service Desk Manager – The Princethorpe Foundation

Reporting directly to the Foundation ICT Manager, based principally at Princethorpe College with duties in all three schools of The Princethorpe Foundation. More

Managing a team of 3 technicians supporting a user base of over 1200 pupils and 300 staff.

Working closely with the Infrastructure Team to ensure consistency of delivery and user experience.

Release Manager and Implementation Consultant – Groupcall Ltd

Responsible for managing product releases (following an Agile process) throughout development from customer informed feature requests, bug logging & prioritisation to full internal & external communication. More

Administration of iTunes, Google, Windows & Amazon app portals including the writing of descriptions and creation of images as well as having the technical know-how to perform the tasks associated with each and utilise Developer support channels.

Senior Technician –  Warwickshire County Council / Barr’s Hill School & Community College

Project work on a high profile new school building to ensure the successful implementation of new ICT systems to staff and taking a lead on troubleshooting and problem resolution and associated development requirements. More

Support of the school’s ICT suites, Classroom PC’s and associated technologies, providing technical support on the software and hardware as well as associated infrastructure.

Survey Director Project Manager – Kantar Operations

Managing a piece of software that revolutionised the use of online respondents. More

Innovation came from ensuring consistent market research across a range of surveys to revolutionise the way market research is conducted in the UK for large corporations such as Millward Brown, Research International and BMRB.

Business Development Manager – Verilocation Ltd

Working on behalf of a number of clients to assess the available solutions in the emerging technologies associated with Digital Pens and mobile workforce data capture by meeting with several suppliers. More

Examples of client requirements include; streamlining the quotation and order process by combining simple data capture methods with GPS based location data; improving the reliability of teams of assessors delivering practical examinations for land based training (chainsaws, agricultural machinery etc) with a modern solution; combination of GPS location based data with RFID sensors to a company that specialised in scientific data collection and monitoring (such as temperature information to provide an audit trail to demonstrate that samples were kept at the required temperature all the way from the collection location to the laboratory).

Business Development Manager – RedPC Ltd

Covering Central England, East Anglia and Wales selling the HTi (Home Training Initiative) to businesses as an employee benefit as well as selling computers and training delivered through the HTi direct to employees through on-site road shows and demonstrations. More

Required knowledge of computing, employee benefits and tax law as well as the self-driven approach required to be a successful field sales person, generating leads and winning B2B business.

 

Qualifications

Projects

Office Design

When I was appointed the Deputy Manager of an IT Department serving a Secondary School, Sixth Form College and 2 Primary Schools, the department was set to grow from 2 people to 6 and so a new office was required to accommodate us all. The school building was originally constructed as a Benedictine Convent and…

Services

Using experience gained over my whole professional career I am able to offer a range of technical consultancy services to businesses of every size in a variety of fields. Please get in touch to discuss how I may be able to help you.

 

Becky Thornton
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