From: United Kingdom
17/11/2018 - 19/09/2020
I live in central southern England and am available from the middle of November 2018 to work, ideally in Southern France. It has long been my ambition, even before I retired, to live and work in France to learn the language and fully appreciate the culture (and, of course, the wine and food!).
I am married with two grown up children. My wife is a teacher and fully supports my ambition. We spent many happy holidays in France as the children were growing up and I would like to return to live and work for periods of time with native speaking French people.
After leaving school I went to university to study biology and then qualified as a secondary school teacher. I taught biology, science and sport and after a couple of years I moved into HR Management and Training and Development. The remainder of my working life has been in this field culminating in the role of Academy Training Manager for a prestige motor manufacturer responsible for the Middle East and North Africa markets, based in Dubai.
I am now available to travel and am really looking forward to having an opportunity to help you.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
My skills for Workaway relate to the help I can give as shown above. During my working life I developed interpersonal, management and training skills.
English and some French
I am a fairly practical person and, having spent most of my working life working in an office environment, I love being outside and using my hands. We have quite a large garden with apple trees, raspberries, blackcurrants, cherries, strawberries and a grape vine as well as a big lawn. We do all our own gardening in addition to house decorating, general maintenance and wood collecting for our fire in the winter.
Special dietary requirements