Matthew Chatfield BSc CEnv MIEEM


Personal profile

I am a confident manager, team leader, problem-solver and communicator with a record of success across a range of projects. I have in-depth experience of landscape, ecology, heritage and visitor management, with knowledge of planning, budget control, lottery funding, interpretation and practical land management. An active writer and commentator, I also work as a social media and web design professional with an up-to-date knowledge of online and print marketing and production.

Key skills

Employment history

Employer

From

To

Roles and responsibilities

Isle of Wight Council
County Hall
Newport
IW
PO30 1UD

Full-time until 2011, now part-time.

1999

Date

Parks, Beaches and Countryside Manager. Various roles within countryside, parks and beaches management. Included direct responsibility for county Countryside Service, rangers, country parks, nature reserves, ecology, and protected trees service, plus strategic role in Planning Service across whole Island. Grounds maintenance in all council parks and beaches, allotments and esplanades. Responsible for site of Isle of Wight Festival. Experience in procuring and managing large public contracts. Chair of Biodiversity Partnership; manager of West Wight Landscape Partnership (£1.7M Heritage Lottery grant); client officer for over 70 business concessions across the Island. Budget £0.8M revenue + £0.6M grants/capital

Pinkeye Graphics Ltd
2 Somerville
East Hill Road
Ryde
IW
PO33 1LU

2005

Date

Executive Director. Co-owner and director of design and web business pinkeyegraphics.co.uk. Specialising in print and online design, social media, technical solutions, consultancy and marketing for clients on the Island and beyond. Twice runner-up in HantsWeb awards 2009 and 2007. Pinkeye Graphics works with a variety of clients within the public sector, charities, private individuals and on its own projects.

Basildon District Council
The Basildon Centre
Basildon
SS14 1DL

1997

1999

Manager of Countryside Services, and Director of the National Motorboat Museum. Responsible for countryside service throughout Basildon District, including direct management of country park, museum, education centre, commercial units, a profitable marina and other sites. Achievements included managing free ‘BasFest’ music festival for two years, establishing Landfill Tax Trust, a complete staff-led review of health and safety including major changes in working practices. Budget £0.5M revenue plus Landfill Tax trust.

The National Trust
Wicken Fen
Lode Lane
Wicken, Ely
Cambs, CB7 5XP

1995

1997

Property Manager. Managing an internationally important nature reserve, associated estate and farmland, tourist attraction, charitable body and residential education centre. Achievements included appointing new management team, grant and lottery funding bids, safely increasing visitor footfall on a delicate site, undertaking major building projects, opening a shop, large scale restoration and development of wetland landscape. Budget £0.2M.

Hampshire County Council
The Castle
Winchester

1989

1995

Site Manager, Westwood Project. Managed ranger team in urban fringe Southampton countryside with significant levels of social deprivation and antisocial behaviour. Education programme, reclamation of landfill site, community arts projects, working closely with agencies and communities. Achievements included great success in working with local communities, pioneer social inclusion and accessibility projects. Budget £0.15M.

Education

Establishment

From

To

Qualifications

Southampton Institute

1992

1993

Postgraduate Certificate in Management

University of Durham

1985

1988

BSc (Hons) Zoology 2(ii)

Professional qualifications and membership

Body

Status

Date awarded

Countryside Management Association

Full member

1989

Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management

Full member

1999

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

Chartered Environmentalist

2006

Work-related training and external experience

Media, publications and other interests

Facebook Flickr LinkedIn Reddit Twitter YouTube

 

Last updated September 2012