Curriculum Vitae

Business and Commissioning Manager in the public sector skilled in planning and implementation of strategy, and delivering on performance. Expertise across a number of service areas including regeneration, employment and training, project management, and adult and community learning.

Curriculum Vitae for Simon Crossley.

If you think my experience and skills are suitable for a position with your organisation contact me.

London, England, United Kingdom



Business and Commissioning Manager in the public sector skilled in planning and implementation of strategy, and delivering on performance. Expertise across a number of service areas including regeneration, employment and training, project management, and adult and community learning.

I am skilled in translating strategic planning into annual delivery plans, identifying operational targets whilst maintaining the vision and quality of the overall programme. Experienced in setting and controlling budgets,contract management and managing customer service.

I lead teams in customer service and administration, and am skilled in critical analysis and understanding others’ needs; continuously changing to improve performance; and taking a creative approach to complex problem solving.

I am a PRINCE2 practitioner and experienced in applying change to projects, and managing project monitoring systems. I am qualified to level 3 in Purchasing and Supply and manage the operation of the commissioning programme in my service.

Outside work I use my skills in volunteering roles including previously a school governor, building websites and volunteer at Wycombe Squash and Racketball Club with their websites, and now applying my business management skills to operation of Ashnaa Hair and Beauty Ltd.

Specialties: Business management

  • Budget planning and management
  • Operations management
  • Commissioning of services
  • Project management
  • Partnership building
  • Business management
  • Managing teams
  • Customer service
  • Programme coordination and project delivery
  • Tender and contract management

Over twenty years’ experience in a variety of public sector roles including community safety, regeneration, careers guidance, and adult learning.


Funding and Compliance Manager

Slough Borough Council

Jan 2013 – Present (8 years +)

  • Commissioning adult and community learning
  • Performance management of the service
  • Customer service and learner engagement
  • Budgetary control
  • Project development
  • Undertook management development programme from January-May 2014

Company Secretary

Ashnaa Hair and Beauty Ltd

Dec 2013 – Present (7 years 1 month +)

  • Budget management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Legal

School Governor

Burford School

Oct 2009 – Sep 2013 (4 years)

Parent governor on the main board and member of premises and finance committees, management and, Curriculum and Community Committee and Literacy Governor.

My work as governor included monitoring aspects of the curriculum and school policies, reflecting the wider community, reviewing and monitor the School Development Plan, monitor the school’s budget and learned about teaching and the progress the children make across the school, and understanding in detail, through working with the literacy coordinator, how literacy is taught.

Lifelong Learning Manager

Slough Borough Council

Oct 2008 – Dec 2012 (4 years 3 months)

Business management of the service: managing budgets, human resources, projects, marketing, contract management, management information, adult guidance, and the main centre in the borough and support for forward strategy.

Budget planning and management of cost centres, operational management of main centre, manager of team including customer service, adult guidance, and management information, marketing and promotion, business support to operation of the service, contract management from tendering, monitoring through to annual review.

Programme Co-ordinator

Slough Borough Council

Mar 2008 – Oct 2008 (8 months)

Lead on the implementation and coordination of two project portfolios covering health promotion.

Programme Support Manager

Apr 2007 – Mar 2008 (1 year)

Delivered risk and issue management, programme scheduling, and project planning.

Managed a team supporting project managers.

Community Safety Manager

Spelthorne Borough Council

Mar 2005 – Apr 2007 (2 years 2 months)

Lead on the implementation and strategic development of the community safety strategy and annual plan.

Managed a team coordinating the work of the partnership and services to the community.

Led on consultation, planning and agreement of a joint substance misuse and community safety strategy.

Management Committee and Chair

Aik Saath

2004 – 2006 (3 years)

Conflict resolution charity

Performance Manager

Slough Borough Council

May 2003 – Mar 2005 (1 year 11 months)

Led on consultation, planning and publication of a joint substance misuse and community safety strategy.

Created a performance monitoring and reporting system covering outputs, finance and milestones.

Development Officer

Slough Borough Council

Mar 1998 – May 2003 (5 years 3 months)

Coordination of New Deal for Young People programme in Slough setting up support for young people looking for work.

Coordination of a programme of projects in Nai Roshni to regenerate deprived areas of Slough, monitoring performance, arranging payment and producing annual plans.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & CENTRE MANAGER Brentford Regeneration Partnership

Jan 1996 – Mar 1998 (2 years 3 months)

Managed the annual programme including reporting to the Board

Account Manager for Education, Training and Employment Projects


West London Careers, Hounslow, Middx

Jan 1993 – Jan 1996 (3 years 1 month)

Careers advice for young people in particular those not in education, employment and training, running workshops and providing advice. Supervision of a team of careers assistants.

Careers Advisor

Islington Careers Service

Jan 1991 – Jan 1993 (2 years 1 month)

Developed and delivered schools, adult and community-based programmes.

Supervised team of staff delivering service through a public centre.


Certificate, Purchasing and Supply

2011 – 2012

Level 4

University of West London

Diploma in Management Studies, Corporate Strategy, Project Management, Human Resources

1999 – 2001

Diploma in Management Studies

University of Roehampton

MA, Education Studies

1994 – 1997

MA in Educational Studies

Diploma, Careers Guidance

1990 – 1991

Diploma in Careers Guidance


Business Management

  • Operations Management
  • Managing teams
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Programme Delivery
  • Public Sector
  • Budgeting
  • Contract Management
  • Tender Management

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