Name: Treasa Rice
Title:
E-Mail:

Biography

Curriculum Vitae
Treasa Rice

77 Stranmillis Wharf,

2 Lockview Road,

Belfast

BT9 5GN

 

Mobile: 07545398081

DOB:     07/06/1981

 

Email: Treasarice34@gmail.com

EmPLOYMENT

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Training and Communications Officer, Brain Injury Matters NI.

22/10/2012 – Present

Responsibilities

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5. To share responsibility for and be actively involved in designing and delivering the activity and personal development programme for the Younger Person’s Network (YPN) service.
  6. Work with the YPN team to develop creative ideas for regular sessions and one-off projects including multi-media/animation/drama; and oversee the running of these projects.
  7. Facilitate group sessions for the Younger Person’s Network Service (Communication/Health and Well-being/Social Outings/Drama/Art).
  8. Provide one to one support for YPN service users where necessary.
  9. Assist in the design and production of YPN materials (leaflets/posters).
  10. Organise celebration of achievement evenings for YPN families.
  11. Liaise with external provides, referral agents and carers.

 

Volunteer Service

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5. Manage the volunteer service at Brain Injury Matters.
  6. Recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers to Brain Injury Matters’ standards.
  7. Maintain and develop volunteer engagement.
  8. Develop volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments
  9. Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of Brain Injury Matters.
  10. Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through mediums such as; Community NI and Volunteer Now websites; Local universities/Church bulletins etc).
  11. Review Investing in Volunteers Accreditation.

 

Additional Duties: Communications

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5. Promote and market Brain Injury Matters services and events to all stakeholders/external providers/supporters/families and carers.
  6. Maintain and update information on the Brain Injury Matters website.
  7. Manage online communications.
  8. Design and maintain all external communications materials.
  9. Preparation and distribution of quarterly E-Newsletter.
  10. Preparation and distribution of press releases and development of good media relations.
  11. Develop and maintain social media networks.

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Education and Health Promotion Projects Officer, Special Olympics Ulster

07/11/2012-20/06/2013

Responsibilities

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • To plan, develop promote and implement a programme of education on and awareness of the Special Olympics Programme in schools and colleges at primary, secondary and third level.
  • Rolling out the Health Programme to athletes, their families and coaches.
  • Develop and adhere to project plans and budgets.
  • Recruit, support and manage volunteer support teams to assist in driving forward the education and health programme.
  • Physical Activity Promotion Co-ordinator, University of Ulster

01/09/2009-30/09/2011

Responsibilities

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • To increase the participation levels in physical activity/health promotion initiatives of staff and students across all the campuses of the University of Ulster.
  • Seeking funding for the University in order to provide, design and develop physical activity and health promotion initiatives. 
  • Delivering physical activity programmes for staff and students.
  • Developing physical activity and health promotion strategies for the University.
  • Designing and developing materials for delivering health promotion messages. 
  • Increase the importance and significance of health promotion and physical activity within the University.
  • Undertake research projects.  Most recent one being the Walk@Work project (an international collaborative project which aims to increase the amount of walking that university staff do during the course of their normal day).
  •  
  • Health Promotion Co-ordinator, Action Cancer

02/10/2008-30/08/2009

Responsibilities

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • This role involved managing a team of 7 Health Promotion officers and co-ordinating the day to day running of the Health Promotion Service of Action Cancer.
  • In this role, one of the main responsibilities was seeking funding and managing the overall health promotion budget.
  • I also developed and implemented the Health Promotion strategy for Action Cancer, as well as policies and procedures.
  • I also carried out the general duties as stated below in the Health Promotion Officer role.
  • Health Promotion Officer, Action Cancer

01/01/2007-01/10/2008

Responsibilities

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • This role involved initiating and facilitating a wide range of health promotion and health education activities in a wide variety of settings to children, young people and adults across Northern Ireland.
  • Delivering Boxercise sessions to children and young people.
  • I also assisted in developing new methods for delivering health promotion messages and participating in health promotion campaigns.

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Youth Health Co-ordinator, Ligoniel Improvement Association

09/01/2006-24/12/2006

Responsibilities

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Within this role, I developed and implemented a number of initiatives for the young people in the local area.  These initiatives were based on key health promotion messages and the results of a needs assessment which I had carried out in the area.
  • The initiatives I developed included a Sexual Health Programme for young women; personal development and motivational programme for young men and women and also I got the young people of the area involved in multi-media programme, in which they got to make DVD about their local area.
  • The role also involved, seeking funding for projects; report writing for funders; managing a budget; attending steering group meetings etc.

EDUCATION

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • MSc Health Promotion - Pass

University of Ulster, 2004

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • BSc Environmental Health and Diploma in Industrial Studies - 2:1

University of Ulster, 2003

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • A-Levels     Sociology  A

      Biology      B

      Chemistry B

     Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry 1999

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • GCSE’s

    French                                              A

    English, Maths and Religion        B

    Triple Award Science, 2B’s and   C

    Economics                                         B

    English Lit                                          C

 

                       Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry, 1997

 

TRAINING COURSES

 

 

 

Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training, June 2017, Volunteer Now

Emergency First Aid Training, January 2017, NDFA Training

Qualified VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist May 2016 – Southern Educational Regional

College

Qualified Personal Trainer October 2015, Leisure Industry Academy

Qualified Fitness Instructor May 2015, Leisure Industry Academy

Introduction to Social Networking September 2013, University of Ulster

Introduction to the Internet and Multi-Media Technology, September 2013, University of Ulster

Introduction to Photoshop, September 2013, University of Ulster

Level 2 Award in Food Safety, March 2013, RSPH                    

Emergency First Aid at Work, Dec 2012, NDFA Training                                   

Understanding Brain Injury, October 2012, Brain Injury Matters

Zumba Instructor Course December 2009, Zumba UK

Facilitation Skills, October 2008, Action Cancer

Boxercise, December 2008, Boxercise UK

Smoking Cessation, March 2007, Cancer Focus

Cook It, April 2007, Belfast Trust

Qualified Irish Dancing Teacher, June 2005, An Comhdhail TCRG

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request.