Paul Dixon - Project manager in the statutory sector

Business Process Review Team Leader at Pobal

Nationality

British

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Other

Education

Masters/PostGrad

I am a very versatile performer, skilled in a wide range of policy, project management, training and organisational development roles and able to apply my skills in quite varied settings and locations.
A few examples from my carreer to date include X ray photographic research, group sessions for drug offenders in prison, HIV / Aids education for the Royal Marines, lead officer for a health district's mental health strategy, negotiation of health promotion priorities with department managers, discussions on development funding priorities with a range of Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government, liason with the Wales Local Government Association on programme development, facilitation of a debate on development issues for VSO Indonesia and currently, implementation of a company's document management system based on Microsoft SharePoint.

Paul Dixon's Professional Experience

2009 - Present

Pobal - Business Process Review Team Leader

Co-ordinate the comapany's Business Process Review initiative. This lasted 2 years then I became project manager for the implementation of a new Document Management system based on MS SharePoint.

Prior to this I was an Appraisal Support and Development Officer within the company, working with funded organisations to improve their capacity to impact upon social disadvantage.

Key Skills
Business Process Review MS Sharepoint development presentation skills Project Management Team Development Voluntary sector project support
1999 - 2005

Big Lottery Fund - Senior Policy and Development Officer

Policy input to and development of a range of grant funding programmes with particular emphasis on the health and environment sectors within Wales.
Consultation with key national and local stakeholders re funding priorities, negotiation with National Assembly Government officials re complementarity with government intititives and programme development with and through statutory and voluntary sector partners.

Key Skills
Committee management negotiation skills Organisational Skills Policy analysis and development strategic planning
1996 - 1998

VSO Indonesia - Health Project Management Trainer

2 year position to suport an Indonesian health project to become self sustainable and to improve management practices.
This was followed by a 1 month contract for major american development agency to work with 2 of their projects on management practices and a 2 month project for VSO Indonesia to develop a Health Sector strategy.

Key Skills
Fundraising experience Management training Mentor to head of projects Operational planning Staff training and management strategic planning
1992 - 1996

Dyfed Powys Health Authority - Health Promotion Commissioner

Health Promotion strategy development for the 3-county health district. Commissioning (contracting) for services from key NHS Trusts as well as development of health promotion activities through key statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies.

Key Skills
Commissioning services Consultation processes Contract specification negotiation skills Research development strategic planning

Paul Dixon's Education and Qualifications

1989

Masters/PostGrad - BSc Hons Sport Science & Post Grad Dip Health Education

Liverpool Polytechnic and Bristol Polytechnic

Comprehensive science education, with major in behavioural science, including thorough grounding in research methods. Post Grad was Dip Health Education in which I was trained in education and training methodologies, health policy ananlysis and further experience in research methods.