2015 Green Party parliamentary candidate for South East Cambridgeshire.
1998-2007 Senior Technical Author, ARM, Cambridge. Mainly documenting the instruction set and assembly language of the ARM computer chips. [4*]§
1998 Journals Manager, British Psychological Society, Leicester. [− 4*]
1992-97 DTP Editor, The Physiological Society, Cambridge. Setting up and managing an in-house pre-press operation for their academic journals.[3*]
1991-92 Director of Information Technology, Highgate School, London. Teaching computing and mathematics; introducing the use of computers in the teaching of other subjects.[− 3*]
1989-91 Senior Project Officer, Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.* Investigating the availability and suitability of equipment for use in schools. Developing practical projects for use in schools. Training teachers in presenting such projects. (Also a member of the Electronics Working Group of the Scottish Central Council on the Curriculum.) [7*]
1987-89 Depute† Coordinator, Western Isles Technical and Vocational Education Initiative.* [4*]
1986-87 Lecturer in Computing, Lews Castle College, Stornoway, Western Isles. [4*]
1985-86 Deputy Manager, Durham ITeC. Training young adults in IT and electronics.* [3*]
1983-85 Went to India, made myself useful fixing things in rural mission hospitals. [5*]
1971-83 All sorts of different temporary contracts, mostly just a few months here and there, including: technician, research assistant, draughtsman, electronic engineer, typesetter, programmer, supply teacher and lecturer. Several organizations employed me repeatedly‡, others I only worked for on one contract. Voluntary weekend work: typesetting for Peace News. [− 3 - +5*]
This is what John Richardson, Director of the Scottish Schools’ Equipment Research Centre, wrote in the SSERC Bulletin when I left: Cheerio, Clive!.
* Temporary contracts funded by the Manpower Services Commission / Training Agency.
† No, that isn’t a typo! It’s Scots.
‡ Microvitec; University of Bradford; Bradford Technical College; Shipley College.
§ 4* on a scale from 0* to 5* – now I’m thoroughly retired, I don’t care who knows what I think of their jobs!