Academic Qualifications & Training

Post graduate level

Diploma in Management Studies

DeMontfort University, Awarded 1991

 

Graduate level (or equivalent)

BA(hons) Humanities – Art History & French (2:1)

Open University, Awarded August 2013

Diploma in French

Open University, Awarded 2010

IBMS Special Examination – Clinical Chemistry

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Awarded 1980

HNC Medical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Chemistry)

Paddington College, London, Awarded 1976

 

‘A’ level equivalent

ONC Sciences (Medical Laboratory Sciences)

Paddington College, London, Awarded 1974

 

Other

5 GCE including English & Mathematics; The Stationers’ Company’s School, London 1973

 

Professional Qualifications

I held Fellowship of The Institute of Biomedical Sciences, and Chartered Scientist status until my retirement. I was an Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine between 2010 and 2013.

 

 

Work Experience

Volunteer Visitor Attraction Risk Assessor

Volunteer Lock Keeper / Towpath Ranger

 

Quality & Risk Manager (Compliance; Risk; Litigation - scientific & support services);

Various managerial & supervisory laboratory positions (Pathology)

 

Supervisory, & Training roles in a variety of different Pathology laboratory settings.

2015 - continuing

 

2012 - continuing

 

 

2003 – 2011

 

 

1980 - 2003

 

 

1972 - 1980

 

 

 

 

Canal & River Trust,

Central Shires / EastMidlands Region

 

 

 

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

 

 

Newark Hospital, Nott's;

Papworth Hospital, Camb's;

Royal London Hospital & Whittington Hospital, London

 

email : mike@gaylers.me

Twitter: @MikeFromLFE

Michael Gayler

BA(hons), DMS

 

The Short Version

 

I was born in London and worked as a Healthcare Scientist, and latterly as a Healthcare Manager in the NHS. I am now retired, but work as a volunteer for The Canal & River Trust.

 

I am a graduate of The Open University BA(hons) Humanities - Art History & French.

I have a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

 

I am a competent Microsoft Word and Excel user.

I hold a full UK Car & Motorcycle driving licence.

 

I am happily married and have grandchildren living close by.

I am an enthusiastic, but fair weather, cyclist.

We cultivate fruit and vegetables on our allotment.

We enjoy travel, particulalrly within Europe, by train.

 

I speak French, and have an elementary grasp of German and Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ungrouped Skills Listing

Driving; French; Law; Dealing with the public; Motorcycles; Cycling; Travel; Philosophy; Art history; Tourism; Safety; Quality management; Hedge laying; Biochemistry; Haematology; Art; Healthcare management; Microsoft office; Word; Excel; Canals; Management; Graduate; Organised; Clinical chemistry; Pathology; Modern art;

Other Short Courses & Miscellaneous Qualifications

2016

  • Introduction aux droits de l'homme - Coursera - Université de Genève
  • English Common Law: Structure and Principles - Coursera - The University of London
  • CAATS Assessment - Safe Operation of Canal Locks - Canal & River Trust
  • Stereoscopy: an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography - FutureLearn - The Open University

2015

  • Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare - FutureLearn - The Open University
  • Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum - FutureLearn - The Open University
  • Hedge Laying (One Day Course) - Trust For Conservation Volunteers / Canal & River Trust

2014

  • Think Again: How to Reason and Argue - Coursera - Duke University
  • Sports and Society - Coursera - Duke University
  • Introduction to Philosophy - Coursera - University of Edinburgh
  • Dog First Aid - Leicester & Leicestershire Animal Aid Association

2012

  • Health & Safety Induction Training - British Waterways / KNW Training

2008

  • Starting With Law - The Open University (Level 1 module)

2007

  • Major Incident Management - Health Protection Agency/ Coventry University Enterprises

2000/2001

  • Brainbench Certification - Operations Concepts; Listening Skills; Medical Terminology
  • Mindleaders Certification - Business Communication; Writing Skills; Forms of Writing; Negotiating Techniques

1998

  • EMFEC Level 3: Advanced Internet Training Certificate; City College Manchester

1983

  • Radio Amateurs’ Certificate; City & Guilds of London & The Home Office

 

Highbrow, Short Courses (gohighbrow.com)

2016

  • Philosophical Ideas; Ancient Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Renaissance & Modern Philosophy; Contemporary Philosophy
  • Significant Futurists; History of Architechture

Online Travel Training Ltd, Short Courses

2016

  • Great Southern Rail

2014

  • Great Rail Journeys; Viking River Cruises; Affordable Car Hire; Botswana Tourism Organisation; Warner Leisure Hotels; Lounge Pass

2010-2011

  • Haven Holidays; Bourne Leisure; Condor Ferries; Eurostar; RailEurope