Christopher Crowther

IT Network Manager
Freelance Web Designer / Developer

About Me

Hi, I'm Christopher Crowther.

I'm an IT Network Manager in the education sector, and freelance Website Designer / Developer from Kent, England.

Additionally, I consult for other educational organisations and small businesses, to help provide them with the best possible IT services for their needs.

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CV

Experience

Network Manager
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School - 2011 . Present

An opportunity arose to take the position of network manager for a federation of grammar schools on the East coast of Kent. As this post represented a great opportunity to expand my skillset and prove my abilities, I was able to secure the position and ultimately oversee the federating of the computing systems across all of the schools units, through to the final legal merger that allowed us to streamline the facilities and taylor them perfectly to the schools requirements. We are now looking to move forward, utilising private and public cloud infrastructures, and updated virtualisation technologies to empower the schools students and staff in their quest for the best education possible.

Systems Manager
Cheyne Middle School / Isle of Sheppey Academy - 2006 . 2011

I made the move to the Education sector, to undertake a new experience and move my career up a step. Until I was able to appoint an assitant, I was the sole IT Support employee for Cheyne Middle School, where I undertook to overhaul and update their infrastucture and IT provisions to better serve the needs ot staff and students. Ultimately, in 2009, the school converted to an academy and merged with other nearby schools during a 3-to-2-tier and academisation conversion. I was instrumental in providing a smooth transition from a technical standpoint during this time.

IT Manager, Graphic Designer, Sales Assistant
Action Advertising / Buyers Business - 2003 . 2006

I was the first employee for Action Advertising Kent, I was responsible for the development and upkeep of the IT infrastructure, as well as undertaking website development and graphic design duties. Being a small business, I was also heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the business. By the time I left, we had multiple business running, each specialising in a different product category.

Education

Current Studies
Self Study - Present

Microsoft MCSA, MCSE focusing on Windows networking, exchange messaging and cloud computing.

BACHELORS DEGREE
University of Kent at Canterbury - 2000 . 2003

Undertook and achieved Upper Second Class with Honors in Multimedia Technology & Design

Secondary Education
The Abbey School, Faversham - 1993 . 2000

Completed my secondary education, acieving 10 A-C GCSEs and Distinction in AGNVQ IT

Recent Projects

Cocketts Beds
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Furniture By Sue
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Finley Alice Clark
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3 Buddhas
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Contact Me

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