Welcome Torridge District Council

I’ve built an online profile, so you can really get a sense of who I am and why I’d be the PERFECT candidate for the role of

Bideford Communications officer


My first class degree in visual communications and my recent experience with helping local businesses with their marketing is evidence as to why you’d want to give me an interview. 



I don’t believe in CV’s.


The limitations of an A4 piece of paper don’t even begin to explain my skills and experience. I’m a true born creative thinker, so I wanted to use this opportunity to show you how I’ll be highly motivated to create results that people remember and thrive from. Half hearted effort doesn’t cut it for me. 


There’s nothing that I believe more than the statement ‘everything happens for a reason’, and this resonates highly with this opportunity as I was only recently saying how I’m ready to input my skills into making my community better. 


If you want ideas and creativity and the ability to think outside the box, you won’t find a candidate who is stronger than me.



Freelance Digital Expert 

2019 - Present 

In summery, I help local businesses to evolve their online communications either by updating their websites, creating brands, updating their photography or advising on digital strategies 

Covid Team Leader, NHS

Feb 2020 - June 2020 

I worked with the Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to help the local community get booked on for their first and second vaccinations. After months in the temporary role, I was promoted to team leader to train the wider team on the internal systems, and booking patients onto the vaccination programme. 

Account Manager, Investis Digital

2018 - 2019 

Working closely with shareholders of FTSE companies to develop their online communications

Management of 30 clients whilst following KPI's and sales driven targets.
Promoted within 6 months, from always hitting target.

Studio Manager, Magnum Photos

2016 - 2018

Studio manager lead of a busy photography office in central London. I worked closely with the CEO and CFO in order to create large industry recognised events, exhibitions (in Paris and New York) and sold prints to investors. 

Team Member, Monocle Magazine

2015 - 2016

Assisted with the production of magazine shoots, book production portrait shoots for Monocle 24 Radio. Day-by-day running of the photography department including managing the Monocle minute (daily global newsletter) which the following grew by over 40% throughout my management.  

Team Assistant (Temp), Photo London

2015 - 2015

Photo London is an internationally know photography exhibition, after competing my degree, this was my first role in London. I helped all areas of the exhibition come to life by helping to co-ordination the event. 


Grenville College,
2003 - 2008


English Literature (C)

English Language (C)

Mathematics  (B)

Science (Dual Award) (C)

Geography (B)

Physical Eduction (B)

Art (B)


Kingsley School,
2008 - 2010


Art (B)

Photography (B)

Business Studies (A)


University of Huddersfield,
2010 - 2012


Visual Communications (BA)

First Class Degree




Why I'd be perfect for this role...

Contact Details 

I'm everything you're looking for...

Phone: 07799478318 
Email: alex.stapleton20@gmail.com
Address: Westward Ho, Bideford