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Sarah Read – Temporary Assistant: Profile

My decades of experience in the workforce have equipped to be an efficient and effective temporary assistant. Since my first paper-round at 12 I have been in some kind of work, in many capacities: as an employee (full- and part-time roles), and self-employed (sole trader, business partner, co-founder of limited company).


Key skills: All aspects of small business/not-for-profit organisation support, including:

  • Shop minding/customer service/phones
  • Administration and general clerical tasks
  • PAYE/GST, bookkeeping, accounts preparation
  • Accounts receivable – chasing those payments
  • Brainstorming/problem-solving/drinking partner


 CV: Sarah Read, Temporary Assistant: Employment History

Self-employment: Sole trader. Involves all aspects of business operation: generating business, establishing and managing client relationships,  managing the financial side, inc record-keeping (MYOB), invoicing, monitoring payments, accounts preparation etc.

  • 2006-present: Contemporary jeweller, Wellington
  • 1995-present: Freelance Technical author, London and Wellington

Self-employment: Partnership

  • 2001 to 2011: Read Only partnership (w husband)
  • 1988 to 1990: Manual Workers

Self-employment: Limited Company

  • 2001-2008 Founder, Director, Consultant: Gravytrain Productions Ltd, Wellington
  • 1989-92 Founder, Director, Consultant, Manual Workers Ltd, London

Full-time employment

  • 1986-9 Documentation Analyst, Citicorp, London EC3
  • 1986 Technical Author, DEC
  • 1983-6 Trainee Technical author, BCCI, London

Part-time employment


  • 1984: The Ladywell Tavern, London SE4, Bar work
  • 1983: Barbican Centre, London: Bar work, Vaudeville Theatre, London: Usherette, bar work
  • 1979-1982 Summer job: St Andrews Hospital, Northampton.


  • 1977-9 Saturday job, Watts toyshop, Northampton (selling skateboards and accessories)
  • 1975-7 Saturday job KP discount store, Northampton (restocking shelves, cashier)


  • 2008-9 Paper round (partnership w son)
  • 1979-82 Christmas job: Postie
  • 1973-5 Morning paper round


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