Mescal Yates Curriculum VitaePERSONAL DETAILS:NAME: Mescal YatesADDRESS: 39 Linden Street, Dianella, Perth WA 6059CONTACT:...
Mescal Yates Curriculum VitaeDEMONSTRATED AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:Communication:• Preparation and delivery of presentation...
Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Coordination of activities o implement programs in remote communities;• Maintenance of up-t...
Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Assessment of funding applications, including making recommendations, developingapproved pr...
Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Monitoring the ongoing financial responsibilities of a State Office including maintainingre...
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  1. 1. Mescal Yates Curriculum VitaePERSONAL DETAILS:NAME: Mescal YatesADDRESS: 39 Linden Street, Dianella, Perth WA 6059CONTACT: Phone: (08) 9375 229Mobile 041 770 8935Email: mescaly@hotmail.comEDUCATION:• Certificate 11 in Property (Real Estate), TAFE WA• Year 12, Armadale WAOTHER TRAINING AND AWARDS:• Commonwealth Funds Management• Introduction to Administrative Law• Guide to Statutory Requirements• Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements• Sexual Harassment Compliance Training• Workplace Health and Safety Training• Communicating Successfully with Internal and External Stakeholders• Delegate Development –CPSU• Workplace Health and Safety Training• ACTU Organising FoundationsAwards:In February 2001 I received the NT Managers Reward for “Establishing quality workingrelationships and networks with the Residential Facilities and achieving 100% accreditation for NTAged Care services.”REFEREES:Available upon RequestMescal Yates 1 Program Management Professional
  2. 2. Mescal Yates Curriculum VitaeDEMONSTRATED AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:Communication:• Preparation and delivery of presentations to a variety of audiences, including serviceproviders, management, staff, members of the public;• Development of Briefing Notes, Ministerials, Questions on Notice;• Liaison and negotiation with individual clients, service providers, and employerrepresentatives, both face-to-face, in meetings, by telephone and email.Research• Preparation for delivery of presentations to a variety of audiences;• Development of responses to complaints and queries from stakeholders regarding a widevariety of government programs, policies and procedures.Analysis• Analysis of data and reports to monitor appropriate expenditure of government fundingand take follow up action as required;• Research of a variety of relevant data leading to compilation of spreadsheets, reports,memos and policy recommendations in relation to a wide variety of programs andprojects.Leadership• Leadership, motivation, development and mentoring of colleagues and staff, analysis oftraining needs and skills gaps and development of strategies to deal with them;• Identification of aged care training issues and needs within a State, followed bydevelopment of strategies and making recommendations;• Provision of policy advice to senior management and program areas in Central Office.Organisation & Administration• Creation of more effective contract management processes including mechanisms toenhance cross program management and reduce the program ‘silo’ effect.• Processing payments and assessing progress and financial reports across a range ofprograms with varying contracted timelines;• Maintenance of up to date computer database records.Training & Mentoring• Participation on selection panels, assistance with recruitment of staff for contractedprojects, mentoring of new departmental staff in relation to contract management;• Leadership, motivation, development and mentoring of colleagues and staff, analysis oftraining needs and skills gaps and development of strategies to deal with them.Negotiation• Negotiation of contracts with government and non-government agencies;• Liaison with diverse groups of people including service providers, community members andIndigenous community leaders;• Development and implementation of effective strategies to improve contract managementacross a range of programs and projects.Conflict Management• Liaison with diverse groups of people including service providers, community members andIndigenous community leaders;• Provision of information, support, and advice (including financial management andgovernance advice) to contracted program and project managers.Time Management• Working under pressure to deal with contracted payment timelines;Mescal Yates 2 Program Management Professional
  3. 3. Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Coordination of activities o implement programs in remote communities;• Maintenance of up-to-date financial and outcome records on computer databases.Information TechnologyProficient in Microsoft software, including Word 2003, Excel, PowerPoint.October 2012-March 2013 – UnionsWACommunity campaigner – Key Responsibilities:• Coordination of activities in regional areas to grow membership;• Oversight of field activities by delegates and volunteers;• Mobilisation of union volunteers in implementing appropriate strategies;• Coordination and logistics management of local campaign events;• Liaison with local media and community groups regarding issues and campaigns;• Organisation and coordination of a variety of regional union events;• Planning development and delivery of campaign materials through a variety of media;• Budgeting, financial and logistics management of campaigns and events.March 2008 – September 2012 - Community and Public Sector Union WA OfficeField Organiser – Key Responsibilities:• Development and implementation of effective campaigns and strategies to build member’scollective power in the workplace and achieve improvements in members pay, conditionsand working environment;• Recruitment of new members, developing member activists and workplace leaders andbuilding member participation in union activities to deliver a stronger voice for members;• Construction of effective workplace delegate structures and increasing the number, skilland engagement of activists and workplace leaders in CPSU activity;• Liaison with diverse groups of people including members, delegates and union officials;• Provision of information, support, advice and representation to members on issues thataffect their working lives;• Establishment of rapport, explore/analyse issues and gain commitment to action;• Leadership, motivation, development and mobilisation of union members, workplaceactivists, and volunteers, analysis of issues/problems and development of strategies todeal with them;• Processing payments and membership records over the telephone;• Maintenance of up to date membership records on computer databases;• Collection of survey data through outbound telephone calls.January 2000 – February 2008 – Various Federal Departments - Various PeriodsSenior Project Officer (Contract Manager) - Key Responsibilities:• Development of new projects and services;• Management and monitoring of service agreements, contracts and outcomes;• Development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander portfolio especially in relation toRural and Remote Regions;• Identification of aged care training issues and needs within the State, followed bydevelopment of strategies and making recommendations;• Provision of project management, financial management and human resourcemanagement as required;• Implementation of relevant policies and guidelines within the State;• Provision of policy advice to senior management and program areas in Central Office;Mescal Yates 3 Program Management Professional
  4. 4. Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Assessment of funding applications, including making recommendations, developingapproved projects, evaluating existing services, participating in reviews of projects fundedwithin a State;Mescal Yates 4 Program Management Professional
  5. 5. Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Monitoring the ongoing financial responsibilities of a State Office including maintainingrecords, making payments, estimating program expenditure and reconciling claims;• Preparation and management of Parliamentary documents e.g. Briefing Notes, Ministerials,correspondence and reports.• Researching in a wide range of contexts, including special projects.EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:March 1995 - March 1996Advisor/Office Manager The Hon. Michael Lavarch, Attorney General (Cth) Brisbane,QLDResponsibilities:• Management of office and supervise three staff members;• Establishment and implementation office policies and procedures;• Maintenance of the Ministers diary and meeting schedule;• Setting budgets and controlling finances;• Liaison with community groups, Federal, State and Local government departments;• Designing, editing and distribution of Electorate Newsletter;• Handling complex enquiries/complaints from constituents Including attendance to all officecorrespondence; Provision of information on funding and assistance to constituents and communitygroups; Representation of the Member on community committees and at functions.1984 - 1999 CONSULTANCY WORK (Various Roles)July-August 1999 Federal Campaign Manager, NT Labor Party, Darwin NT;Feb-March 1999 Electorate Officer - Linda Lavarch, Member forKurwongbah, Brisbane, Queensland;June-Oct 1998 NT Federal Campaign Director Darwin NT;June-Nov 1997 Consultant - North Queensland and Torres StraitIslanders Corporation for Child Care;Feb-April 1997 Community PlannerCommunity Planner Reference Group Townsville, QLD;September 1996 - Consultant - Nanga-Ngoona Moora JoorgaOctober 1996 Land Council, Roebourne, WA;March-June 1996 Electorate Officer - The Hon. Senator Michael BeahanPresident of the Senate, Perth, WA.Drivers Licence: I hold WA ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence NumberMescal Yates 5 Program Management Professional
  6. 6. Mescal Yates Curriculum Vitae• Monitoring the ongoing financial responsibilities of a State Office including maintainingrecords, making payments, estimating program expenditure and reconciling claims;• Preparation and management of Parliamentary documents e.g. Briefing Notes, Ministerials,correspondence and reports.• Researching in a wide range of contexts, including special projects.EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:March 1995 - March 1996Advisor/Office Manager The Hon. Michael Lavarch, Attorney General (Cth) Brisbane,QLDResponsibilities:• Management of office and supervise three staff members;• Establishment and implementation office policies and procedures;• Maintenance of the Ministers diary and meeting schedule;• Setting budgets and controlling finances;• Liaison with community groups, Federal, State and Local government departments;• Designing, editing and distribution of Electorate Newsletter;• Handling complex enquiries/complaints from constituents Including attendance to all officecorrespondence; Provision of information on funding and assistance to constituents and communitygroups; Representation of the Member on community committees and at functions.1984 - 1999 CONSULTANCY WORK (Various Roles)July-August 1999 Federal Campaign Manager, NT Labor Party, Darwin NT;Feb-March 1999 Electorate Officer - Linda Lavarch, Member forKurwongbah, Brisbane, Queensland;June-Oct 1998 NT Federal Campaign Director Darwin NT;June-Nov 1997 Consultant - North Queensland and Torres StraitIslanders Corporation for Child Care;Feb-April 1997 Community PlannerCommunity Planner Reference Group Townsville, QLD;September 1996 - Consultant - Nanga-Ngoona Moora JoorgaOctober 1996 Land Council, Roebourne, WA;March-June 1996 Electorate Officer - The Hon. Senator Michael BeahanPresident of the Senate, Perth, WA.Drivers Licence: I hold WA ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence NumberMescal Yates 5 Program Management Professional

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