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Jessica Gilson

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  • Expected : 780 USD/Month
  • Updated 6 months ago

Office Assistant

  • Age : 29 Years Old
  • Gender : Female
  • Educational Attainment :- Bachelors Degree
  • Availability :- 40 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 3 Years

Objectives

I am seeking employment with a company where I can grow professionally and personally. I am an organized person that loves a challenge and want to be able to use my skills for the success of the organization. I am an enthusiastic person who works well with others.  I am not afraid of working long hours. I want to be able to provide the best life for my daughter.

 

Tertiary Education

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

University of Pretoria – Faculty of Veterinary Science Onderstepoort (2015)

·         Additional Short courses

Hills Veterinary Nutritional Advisor       Level 1

Hills Veterinary Nutritional Advisor       Level 2

 

Degree in Foundation Phase Education

University of Pretoria – Incomplete due to the realization that this would be an unsuitable career choice

 

Certified Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner

Holistic Animal Studies (2016)

 

First Aid Training

First aid level 1 course- Completed 7 Jan 2022

 

 

High School Education

Graduated in 2012 with a University Exemption   (2012)

The Wykeham Collegiate – Pietermaritzburg

·         Subjects

Accounting

Mathematics

Afrikaans

English

Life Science

Physical Science

 

 

 

Experience

Onderstepoort Hospital  (2014)

Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital  (2nd Semester 2015)

Small animals

·         Patient rounds

·         Administered medication

·         Vaccinations

·         Assisted with surgeries

·         Pharmaceutical stocking

 

 

Equine

·         Monitored blood donors

·         Administered medication

·         Foal care

Umgeni SPCA Howick (August 2015)

EG Vet Services (June 2015)

Hobday Equestrian Enterprises (2016/2017)

I have worked two 4 month contracts and one 3 month contract in Mauritius on a horse quarantine station for horses en route to Europe. This involved overseeing the complex daily routines of up to 80 horses and their paddock schedules, track schedules and feed structures. I was solely responsible for treating any horses that were sick and needed injections or injured horses that needed bandages and poultices. I had to treat colic’s, travel sickness as well as a case of biliary.

 

Brechin Trust (2017- 2021 )

I worked as a farm manager. My job description includes overseeing the farm staff and managing the sheep and horses. I am also involved in the pig operation from time to time.  I  am often called upon to treat sick or injured animals who’s wounds range from minor to life threatening. These have  included the successful long term treatment of snake bites in both horses and dogs. I have successfully tubed horses suffering from Choke on numerous occasions.

I have an ultrasound machine that I use in the sheep operation to confirm conception percentages. I am periodically called upon by other farmers to scan sheep and goats and have also worked at The Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg for the  KZN Indigenous Veld Goat & Sheep Club.

 

Underberg Country Club  (2021- Current)

I am currently working as an admin assistant at Underberg Country Club where I am responsible for:

·         doing the daily cash ups, following up on debtors

·         weekly and monthly stock takes.

·         members and external communications such as dealing with new applications, changes to details and social media communication.

·         dealing with the creditors and debtors and processing invoices on pastel.

·         staff matters such as the time rosters and preparation of the payroll on excel.

·         summarization and monthly reporting of all expense(Repairs & maintenance, utilities etc.) and income( Bar, kitchen, sports sections) for the finance committee.

·         control and submit the relevant returns or forms (Electricity & water, Purchase orders, fuel usage, and administrative filing).

·         excessive work on excel for the relevant reports for management.

·         organize a number of functions for the Country Club.

I have also gained a lot of experience in pastel.

 

Skills / Abilities / Passion

·                     Polocrosse

·         I played Inter-Provincial Polocrosse for Kwa-Zulu Natal (2009 – 2014)

·         I represented Zambia U14 Team (2010)

 

·                     Organizational Skills

·         I am highly organized and I appreciate an organization that works smoothly

 

·                     Acquired Skills

·         Having been raised on a farm, I have learned many skills from my father.

Synchronizing sheep

Stitching

Vaccinating and injecting

Running a Jackal Hunt Club Pack

Managing a large stable and Stable staff

Leadership

·                     I was Interact Chairperson at The Wykeham Collegiate (2012)

Interact is a community outreach club which made articles to donate to less fortunate communities.

·                     Managing Stable Staff and organizing weekly polocrosse tournament

 

Experience
Oct 2021- Current
Office Assistant at Underberg Country Club

I am currently working as an admin assistant at Underberg Country Club where I am responsible for:
• doing the daily cash ups, following up on debtors
• weekly and monthly stock takes.
• members and external communications such as dealing with new applications, changes to details and social media communication.
• dealing with the creditors and debtors and processing invoices on pastel.
• staff matters such as the time rosters and preparation of the payroll on excel.
• summarization and monthly reporting of all expense(Repairs & maintenance, utilities etc.) and income( Bar, kitchen, sports sections) for the finance committee.
• control and submit the relevant returns or forms (Electricity & water, Purchase orders, fuel usage, and administrative filing).
• excessive work on excel for the relevant reports for management.
• organize a number of functions for the Country Club.
I have also gained a lot of experience in pastel. I am responsible for doing the creditor recons at the end of the month as well as following up on debtors for payments.

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