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CHRIS ATHERTON

EDUCATION
Non-Executive Director/Chairman
WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

SUMMARY


Moving forward, I am seeking to develop a portfolio of non-excutive director and consultancy work that ultilises my skills and experiences from the public and charity sectors 

  • Record of meeting targets for funds to be raised within set timescales
  • Proven track record of managing at least 50 staff, often in highly challenging circumstances
  • Possess Project Management, Personnel, Financial and Analytical Skills
  • Comprehensive experience of providing strategic direction within a variety of timescales
  • Understands the necessities and complexities of working in partnerships with other organisations to achieve shared goals
  • Committed to a professional approach that is based upon integrity, commitment and dedication

SECTOR EXPERTISE


  • Charity/Not for Profit
  • Education
  • Sport, Leisure & Travel
  • Professional Business Services
  • Arts & Culture

JOB DISCIPLINE


  • Non-Executive Director/Chairman
  • Director
  • Treasurer
  • Chairperson

COMPANY SIZE


  • Early stage
  • Up to £5m t/o
  • £5m - £15m t/o

ENDORSEMENTS


CAREER HISTORY


Chair Waterfront Partners January 2012 - Ongoing

Umbrella Business Organisation for Cardiff Bay.

Consultant Atherton Consultancy Services Limited January 2011 - Ongoing

Turning Visions into Reality

  • Bespoke Training Services, Fundraising Services, Strategic Planning, Visioning & Organisational Services for business and third sector clients
  • Work undertaken for: Cardiff County Council, Purple Shoots, Introteach, Bay Resourcing, Cardiff Harbour Authority, Pembroke Town Walls Trust, Experience Design, Mermaid Quay, Tabernacle Pembroke, Barry Uniting Church, Lightship 2000
  • Accredited Consultant for BPN Accelerated Leader Programme - a 360 Appraisal programme for all staff, BPN Increasing Learning Power Programme - Pupil Learning Diagnosis programme and BPN Academies Advisory Team
Treasurer National Synod of Wales United Reformed Church January 2011 - Ongoing

  

Trustee Churches Together Bookshop, Cardiff January 2009 - Ongoing

Providing strategic direction to day to day management of bokkshop

Trustee Livingstone Trust January 2008 - Ongoing

Awarding of grants within charitable objects

Company Secretary United Reformed Church (Wales) Trust Company January 2003 - Ongoing

Finance, Property, Staffing, Legal Compliance with Charity & Company Law

Director Revelations Youth Drama Group January 1998 - March 2017

Production of Annual Show

SAT Marker Key Stage 2 English Reading Exdexcel January 2011 - January 2015

Final Marker Grade 2014 – Excellent

Treasurer Cardiff Mission to Seafarer’s January 2011 - January 2014

  

Fundraising Strategy Treganna Family Centre January 2010 - December 2010

  

Headteacher Cefn Onn Primary School, Cardiff January 1996 - January 2010
  • Successful Headship in challenging circumstances. Standards of Achievement at Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds) rose from c.24% on appointment to 90.9% in 2009. ESTYN Report 2006: ‘The Head Teacher provides strong leadership across the school’
  • Experienced School Leader using leadership and management skills that are based upon strong monitoring and evaluation evidence.  Well developed Project Management, Personnel and Financial Skills
  • Widespread engagement of all stakeholders in developing priorities for the school
Assessor Headteacher Performance Management South East Wales Consortium, Torfaen January 2002 - January 2006
  • Led Performance Management Appraisal for Headteachers as an External Adviser to School Governing Body
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills used to recognise achievements and provide supported starting points for future developments
Tutor Postgraduate Certificate of Education Course The Open University in Wales, Cardiff January 1995 - January 1999
  • Appointed because of ability to contextualise experience as school based mentoring tutor, with theoretical approaches demanded by course material
  • Extensive Monitoring expertise gained from Classroom Observations

ADDITIONAL SKILLS


Stakeholder EngagementWidespread experience of engaging with stakeholders through a variety of methods to achieve an active engagement with an organisation and their development
Appreciative InquiryLooking for the best in people and their organisations through the use of positive questions (that strengthen) to inquire, building from their starting point
Project ManagementWorking with a team to deliver a project that achieves specified goals and meets specific success criteria across a variety of contexts

EDUCATION


Diploma, International Leadership & ManagementFieldwork EducationJanuary 2010Studied Change Management & Distributed Leadership amongst Teams. Special Project - Curriculum Change Management
Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers (LPSH)SERCO for Welsh GovernmentJanuary 2003
Dorset Institute of Higher EducationBachelor of Education (Hons), Education - First School, HistoryJanuary 1981
Certificate of Professional Development in Education (Assessment)The Open UniversityJune 1992Course focused on assessment and evaluation models.

SOCIETIES



Associate Member Institute of FundraisingOngoing

MemberGeneral Teaching Council for WalesOngoing

QUALIFICATIONS


Developing Your Appreciative Inquiry Practice
BTEC Level 2 Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
WCVA - Charity Financial Management
WCVA - Charity Financial Policies
Company Solutions Ltd - Essentials of Trust, Corporate, Community & Events Fundraising