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Johan Charlier
 

5B Meadow Lane

7806 Constantia, Western Cape

South Africa

 

E-mail: jcharlier@johancharlierconsulting.com

Phone: +27 (0) 81 822 0749

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About me

I have a professional bachelor in journalism and worked in online marketing for 5 years for Avis Belgium and Luxembourg. I am originally from Belgium but relocated to South Africa in 2012 and got married to a South African citizen in February 2017. I am also a dive instructor and qualified tourist guide for the Western Cape.

 

Through my work with Avis, I have a sound understanding of what it means to thrive in a corporate environment. As a dive instructor and tourist guide, I have developed interpersonal skills that work to my advantage in any environment.

I am a native Dutch and French speaker and fully professionally proficient in English. I also have a basic understanding of German. My primary goal is to work as a freelancer or consultant to be able to use all the skills I have at my disposal. But if the job is right, and - more importantly - if I'm a viable candidate, I am open to all opportunities.

Work experience
Johan Charlier Consulting

​2016 - present, Cape Town (Western Cape)

 

Founder at JC consulting. Specialising in freelance copywriting, copy-editing, proofreading, digital communication, translation, digital project management, tourist guiding, and Scuba Diving instruction in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Oceanus Scuba

​2015 - present, Cape Town (Western Cape)

 

Head instructor at Oceanus Scuba, Cape Town, South Africa. PADI MSDT scuba instructor and scuba guide. Teaching Open Water to Divemaster. Specialities: Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Enriched Air, O2 Provider, Dry Suit, Night Diver, Emergency First Response instructor.

 

Coral Divers

​2013 - 2014, Sodwana Bay (KwaZulu-Natal)

 

PADI MSDT scuba instructor and scuba guide. Teaching Open Water to Divemaster. Specialities: Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Enriched Air, O2 Provider, Dry Suit, Night Diver, Emergency First Response instructor.

Aliwal Dive Centre

​2012 - 2013, Umkomaas (KwaZulu-Natal)

 

Divemaster intern.

Khaya Volunteer Projects / Izizwe Projects

​2013, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)

 

Coordination of international volunteers working in the Walmer district, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape). Marketing and Communication support. Project management.

Avis Belgium and Luxemburg

​2007 - 2012, Brussels (Belgium)

 

Marketing support for Avis Belgium. 

Webmaster and content manager for avis.be and avis.lu.
Layout and design: working with Photoshop, InDesign and similar.
Copy-writing in FR, NL and GB for Belgium and Luxemburg: online content, newsletters, marketing pitches. 

Technical support and project management for new digital web-developments, SEO, SEA and Social Media.

Pan-European digital sales campaigns supervisor for Belgium and Luxemburg.

Point-of-contact for all 3rd party digital agencies.
 

Languages

Dutch (native speaker)

French (native speaker)

English (full proficiency)

German (basic knowledge)

Skills

Microsoft Office

Photoshop

InDesign

Basic audio-visual editing

Copywriting

Copy-editing

Proofreading

Translating

Digital marketing

Marketing communication

Content management

Project management

Newsletters

Online Advertising

SEO (client-side)

SEA (client-side)

Scuba diving

Tourist guiding

Education​
Tourist Guide Institute

2016, Cape Town

 

Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Secondary assessment

Accreditation number: WC9451

 

Livingstone Academy

2015, Cape Town

Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Primary assessment

Accreditation number: WC9451

PADI

2013 - present, South Africa

PADI TecRec 45

PADi TecRec 40

PADI Sidemount Diver

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Divemaster

Accreditation number: MSDT#321362

Centrum voor volwassenonderwijs

​2012, Belgium

 

Business management

Erasmushogeschool Brussel

​2005 - 2007, Belgium

 

Professional Bachelor in Journalism

Vrije universiteit Brussel

​2002 - 2004, Belgium

 

1st candidature in general history

Koninklijk Atheneum Koekelberg

1996 - 2002, Belgium

 

High school diploma: Latin – Modern Languages

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