Francis D.

Francis D.

£40 per hour

Enthusiastic professional and Cambridge graduate specialising in job applications, CVs, and interview preparation.

For several years I worked as a Researcher, later Chief of Staff, for an MP in Parliament – a role interviewing and recruiting dozens of people. So I know what employers look for!

Highly creative with an enthusiasm for many diverse subjects, I studied History with Education at Cambridge, specialising in Ancient and Modern History and writing a First Class dissertation on Philosophy. On graduation, I was elected the sabbatical President of my College student union, leading a team of 15 officers representing over 900 students: the largest undergraduate body at any Cambridge College. Afterwards, I worked for the central University administration in a variety of roles, including producing a weekly political podcast which reached over 110,000 listeners in 130 countries. So I am also well-versed in the process of Oxbridge and university applications.

In Parliament I led my MP’s Westminster team, advising on political policy issues, writing speeches delivered in the House of Commons, and authoring detailed policy briefings for senior Ministers and Chiefs of Staff at Downing Street.

Alongside my Education papers at Cambridge, I have experience in the tutoring sector from my university days, focusing on the Humanities. While President of my College student union I coordinated outreach programmes, and also volunteered at local schools during my vacations. Earlier this year I was invited to give talks to civil servants at HM Treasury, Youth Ambassadors at the ONE Campaign charity, and academic historians and History students at my old College.

I have a good humoured and friendly style, a deep-rooted love of learning, and a real enthusiasm for inspiring and motivating others. Helping people is always a pleasure for me, so do get in touch and I would be delighted to chat to you!

Professional Testimonial:

"Francis is piercingly intelligent, and manages to combine that with world-class congeniality, always using his intelligence and articulacy to help and to bring out the best in others, never to score points. He excels at synergising information from different sources, thereby creating new insights. He is 100% reliable, trustworthy, volunteerist, and energetic. If I had the chance to work with him again, I would do so in a heartbeat."

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