Kevin Chamberlain

Senior Developer at Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services

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Kevin Chamberlain's Overview

  • Technical Director at Moortek Support
  • Technical Director at Inconet Ltd
  • Technical Director at South West Information Services
  • Consultant at Devon County Council
  • Team Leader at Dartsoft Ltd
  • Owner at Mountain Stream Activities
  • Grade: Analyst Programmer at JRM Software Ltd
  • Grade: Programmer at Westinghouse Signals Ltd

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Kevin Chamberlain's Experience

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Public Safety industry

October 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Exeter, United Kingdom

Original 18 month contract, now made permanent, to cover the secondment of existing Developers to a major project. In addition to ongoing support for all Service IT systems, I've been involved in design, development and deployment of a Resource Management system for the Training department to optimize the allocation of Trainers to courses, using Sharepoint. Subsequently I organised the roll-out of Sharepoint 2010 across the entire Service (some 2400 users on 84 sites), including migration of existing Intranet and Sharepoint 2007 sites.
Having completed a Sharepoint Developers 2010 - 2013 update course, I'm leading on the project to deploy both Intranet and Sharepoint onto the 2013 platform.


Dartmoor Access Forum

March 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Dartmoor

Access Forums are consultative bodies created by the CROW act in 2000. Responsible for chairing meetings and attending Regional meetings and conference.

Information Technology and Services industry

May 2007October 2012 (5 years 6 months)

Member of the Branch committee, preparing agenda and minutes for committee meetings and assisting with event organisation.

Managing Director

Dartsoft Ltd

August 1999September 2012 (13 years 2 months)

Recent projects have included:
Ongoing development & support for Training Records system developed for a County Council.
Design Authority for 5 year CRM implementation project for a local authority; Other developments for a number of smaller clients.
3 years as Design Authority for an International retail group supporting enhancement of their web based ordering system and internet application design
Ongoing development of South Brent Community Network website
Technical implementation of Devon Partnership NHS Trust web site
18 months as part of NHS ERDIP (Electronic Records Development and Implementation Programme) project for S&WDHA

Technical Director

Learning Warehouse Ltd

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; E-Learning industry

July 2009July 2011 (2 years 1 month)

Sole responsibility for Technical design, development and management of the LW system, delivering Learning tools to over 50,000 learners in 40 institutions in UK, Europe, USA, Australia, Malaysia and China.
Working with Bristol University to enhance the tools from their original research, and a Charity organisation charged with distributing them.

Technical Director

Moortek Support

January 2007December 2010 (4 years)

In partnership with local IT reseller, launched a new company offering IT Support packages to local business and home users.

Technical Director

Inconet Ltd

April 2000December 2004 (4 years 9 months)

Relaunch of corporate website with enhanced functionality and development of their 'Workspaces' product, using ASP & MS SQL.

Technical Director

South West Information Services

April 1995August 1999 (4 years 5 months) Plymouth, United Kingdom

Sole technical responsibilty for systems, intially providing email and forum services to local businesses, latterly developing into a small ISP as the Internet started to develop.

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

January 1999May 1999 (5 months)

Developing the specification for a Java development to produce a set of general purpose data management and search tools to integrate internet based trading systems in a geographical area.

Team Leader

Dartsoft Ltd

October 1992December 1998 (6 years 3 months)

Overseeing delivery & installation of Interlocking and Train Movement Simulator from contractors. Team leader for enhancements and integration into Central Train Control system.
Using C and SYBASE SQL on RMX & Unix platforms. LAN and X25 comms between multi processor system.
Working under structured design methodology (Yourdon) and to ISO9000 Quality Procedures.


Mountain Stream Activities

July 1985January 1995 (9 years 7 months)

Setting up from scratch and running own Outdoor Pursuits centre on Dartmoor, catering for up to 36 people and delivering activities including Climbing, Canoeing, Walking, Navigation, Caving, Orienteering, Management Training & Personal Development.
Employed up to 6 full time staff.

Grade: Analyst Programmer

JRM Software Ltd

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry

October 1983March 1985 (1 year 6 months)

Point to Multipoint Radio system to carry Kilostream and Megastream traffic for British Telecom, at Thorn EMI.
Z8000 assm with Time Division Multiplex at 8MB base rate.

Grade: Programmer

Westinghouse Signals Ltd

June 1981October 1983 (2 years 5 months)

Z80 assembler - Positive Train Identification system using distributed processors with serial modem links.
CORAL & HP Asm - Train Describer systems
Texas 9995 Asm - Non-vital train protection system for Singapore Metro. Design & programming of system.

Kevin Chamberlain's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • County Explorer Scout Leader

      The Scout Association
      October 2013 present (1 year 1 month)
    • Leader - Exeter Open Award Centre

      The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
      April 2010 present (4 years 7 months)

Kevin Chamberlain's Languages

  • French

  • German

Kevin Chamberlain's Projects

  • Options at St Laurence School, Bradford-on-Avon

    • August 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Kevin Chamberlain, David Green, Nigel Newton, James Matcham

    Working with James Matcham, Director of Sixth-Form, at St Laurence I have been developing the effectiveness and applications for the Options Education services.

    This is an innovation and pioneering project designed to help students make better post-16 course choices and provide valuable data for James and his team to improve quality management.

Kevin Chamberlain's Organizations

  • BCS, Chartered Institute for IT

    Best Practice Committee
    • April 2010 to Present

    Served on Branches Management Committee, and laterly the Best Practice Committee since it's inception.
    Elected to member of national Council 2010- 13

  • Dartmoor Search & Rescue Group

    • October 2009 to Present

    Initially as Trainee, Full member from December 2011. Voluntary organisation providing search & rescue support to the Police throughout South Devon, including Dartmoor.

Kevin Chamberlain's Skills & Expertise

  1. Systems Analysis
  2. Network Design
  3. Systems Engineering
  4. Information Assurance
  5. Information Management
  6. System Design
  7. Software Development
  8. Web Applications
  9. Information Security Management
  10. SQL
  11. SharePoint
  12. ITIL
  13. Microsoft SQL Server
  14. Windows Server
  15. Training
  16. Integration
  17. Networking
  18. Unix
  19. IT Strategy
  20. Technical Support
  21. PRINCE2
  22. Project Delivery
  23. Management
  24. Stakeholder Management
  25. Program Management
  26. Governance
  27. IT Management
  28. Public Sector
  29. Change Management
  30. Project Management

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Kevin Chamberlain's Certifications

  • Chartered IT Professional

    • BCS, Chartered Institute for IT
    • April 2004
  • FBCS

    • BCS, Chartered Institute for IT
    • July 2008
  • Chartered Engineer

    • Engineering Council
    • August 1990

Kevin Chamberlain's Education

Bristol University

BSc(Hons), Maths & Computer Science


ACADEMIC: 10 O levels, 4 A levels

Activities and Societies: Canoe Club

The Judd School, Tonbridge


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