Head Office Contacts

Whatever you need, we're here to help come rain or shine.
 

We’re here to support you when organising your events and activities. We have a range of contacts, on hand, to help you with whatever you need. 


Meet the Team 

 

The executive team are responsible for the effective day to day deliveries of work, projects and management of the various specialist teams working within CSSC. 

Matt Bazeley OBE - Chief Executive

Matt has had a highly successful and distinguished career in the Armed Forces, spanning nearly 30 years in the Army, seeing service in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Africa and Afghanistan.

We have a long-standing and close relationship with the Armed Forces, which has included competing against each other in hard-fought representative sports fixtures since 1921, and more recently the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2019. The appointment of Matt to the role of Chief Executive will help further cement our ongoing affiliation with the Armed Forces. Upon his appointment, Matt said: “I’m both thrilled and humbled to have been appointed as CSSC’s new Chief Executive. It will be a real honour to lead the organisation, which is now celebrating 100 years of providing sport and wellbeing to civil servants and the wider public sector.”

Matt is excited to get stuck in and will continue working closely with our members, volunteers and staff to take CSSC forward on the next part of our journey.

Wendy Eley - Group Operations Director

Wendy joined CSSC in 2018 after a 19-year career in the Civil Service. She is the Group Operations Director and was previously the CSSC Honorary Treasurer. Wendy joined the civil service in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant, reaching the Senior Civil Service 16 years later.  During her civil service career she worked in three different Government Departments, but spent the majority within the Ministry of Defence on large Army estates programmes.

Wendy is particularly passionate about promoting openness and understanding of living with a mental illness and speaks regularly at conferences. In addition, she regularly writes and presents on building confidence, developing career networks and overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’, as well as promoting social mobility.

Wendy Eley - Group Operations Director

Wendy joined CSSC in 2018 after a 19-year career in the Civil Service. She is the Group Operations Director and was previously the CSSC Honorary Treasurer. Wendy joined the civil service in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant, reaching the Senior Civil Service 16 years later.  During her civil service career she worked in three different Government Departments, but spent the majority within the Ministry of Defence on large Army estates programmes.

Wendy is particularly passionate about promoting openness and understanding of living with a mental illness and speaks regularly at conferences. In addition, she regularly writes and presents on building confidence, developing career networks and overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’, as well as promoting social mobility.

Alastair Smart - Group Financial Controller

Alastair joined the Civil Service in 1992. He began his career in finance working for the Royal Air Force in HQ Strike Command. During his five years in their finance department, he built up a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of financial management and working with a diverse set of stakeholders.

His passion for finance still remained, and in 2003 the opportunity to join CSSC as finance supervisor arose, and he is now the Group Financial Controller. Highlights of his 17 years with the organisation include developing a successful finance team with talented and highly qualified staff, and an efficient and effective budgeting and forecasting system. He has also managed a number of successful audits and led from the front in safety and compliance, using skills picked up whilst working in the insurance sector.

 

 The Senior Leadership Team's responsibility include direction and accountability of business operations throughout CSSC Sports & Leisure, as well as all subsidiary businesses.

Daisy Clarke - Strategic Development

With over seven years’ experience at CSSC, Daisy has in-depth knowledge across the alignment of strategic wellbeing priorities with the Civil Service, having built strong relationships with internal and external affiliates and stakeholders. Daisy is passionate about driving forward sport and physical activity provision for the civil service and public sector and is developing CSSC’s overarching sport and physical activity strategy. 

Before starting her career mission of getting the nation moving more, Daisy spent three years in the French Alps pursuing her love of snow sports. Now at CSSC, Daisy still likes to fit in as much skiing and snowboarding as possible, but also enjoys 'gentler' activities like playing football and squash. As well as going on long walks with her French Bulldog, Bob, Daisy is an avid pub quiz goer with her husband Rob.

Stuart Slavicky - Marketing & Communications

Since joining CSSC in April 2019, Stuart has applied his wealth of experience in marketing and communications across the public & private sector to drive forward the development of the CSSC brand. Stuart is thrilled to be helping to build a brand with the heritage and legacy of CSSC to bring it into the 21st Century, and is passionate about the promotion of CSSC across the civil service and wider public sector.

Outside of his role as the Head of Marketing & Communications at the organisation, Stuart is a proud father of two small children and runner who ‘enjoys’ competing in races of up to 100 miles across various mountain ranges. To date, he has completed 16 marathons and 10 ultra-marathons.

Stuart Slavicky - Marketing & Communications

Since joining CSSC in April 2019, Stuart has applied his wealth of experience in marketing and communications across the public & private sector to drive forward the development of the CSSC brand. Stuart is thrilled to be helping to build a brand with the heritage and legacy of CSSC to bring it into the 21st Century, and is passionate about the promotion of CSSC across the civil service and wider public sector.

Outside of his role as the Head of Marketing & Communications at the organisation, Stuart is a proud father of two small children and runner who ‘enjoys’ competing in races of up to 100 miles across various mountain ranges. To date, he has completed 16 marathons and 10 ultra-marathons.

Natalie Goddard - Customer Experience

Natalie joined CSSC in July 2019 as the eCommerce Manager, and was excited to bring her years of corporate background knowledge and experience to the civil service sector to the organisation.

Natalie’s role at CSSC quickly grew and she became the Head of Customer Experience. She has effectively transformed the CSSC eCommerce business, growing relationships with key partners, streamlining process and techniques for the benefit and experience of the CSSC members.

Andy Burdett  VR – Head of Volunteer Delivery

With over 25 years in the Civil Service and 13 years at CSSC,  Andy has a vast array of experience, especially in the field of Volunteer Management. Keen to support Volunteers, Andy is responsible for leading all aspects of CSSC Volunteer Delivery, where he has been leading a team of Volunteer Team Leaders, overseeing the continual development and change of the volunteer role. With a passion for CSSC, volunteering and a true advocate of the benefits and aspirations we deliver, Andy has built a reputation for getting difficult things done and for working and remaining calm under pressure.

A keen developer of people, mentoring and coaching to help people bring the best out of themselves. With a large array of skills including many teaching, coaching & mentoring qualifications. In any free time left, Andy enjoys golf, windsurfing and paddleboarding. As well as being a member of the Volunteer Army Reserve.

Andy Burdett  VR – Head of Volunteer Delivery

With over 25 years in the Civil Service and 13 years at CSSC,  Andy has a vast array of experience, especially in the field of Volunteer Management. Keen to support Volunteers, Andy is responsible for leading all aspects of CSSC Volunteer Delivery, where he has been leading a team of Volunteer Team Leaders, overseeing the continual development and change of the volunteer role. With a passion for CSSC, volunteering and a true advocate of the benefits and aspirations we deliver, Andy has built a reputation for getting difficult things done and for working and remaining calm under pressure.

A keen developer of people, mentoring and coaching to help people bring the best out of themselves. With a large array of skills including many teaching, coaching & mentoring qualifications. In any free time left, Andy enjoys golf, windsurfing and paddleboarding. As well as being a member of the Volunteer Army Reserve.

Matt Davies - Member Recruitment

Prior to joining CSSC in early 2019, Matt worked in advertising and design, marketing and sales within the private sector for nearly thirty years, sixteen of which were running his own graphic design agency and nine within the golf and leisure industry. Matt has also worked as a sponsorship consultant for one of the UK’s leading professional development golf tours, Jamega Pro Tour. Matt is thoroughly enjoying the challenge of utilising all his private sector experience and implementing a more commercial account management approach to membership recruitment for CSSC.

Away from CSSC, Matt is a proud father of three children, an avid golfer and angler with a passion for F1, MotoGP and World Superbikes. He also shares, with his wife Lian, a love for Australia where they have been 12 times!

Laurel Spring-Layman

With over fifteen years' of experience at CSSC, Laurel has been key in shaping the organisation into what it is today. With a specialist knowledge in management and leadership skills, Laurel joined the organisation as the HR Manager and, over her time with CSSC, has transitioned into the role of HR Business Partner - managing strategic people projects to take up the role of Head of Insight Strategy and Wellbeing within CSSC as part of the Senior Leadership Team. Laurel is passionate about people and driving forward their development to ultimately spur the growth of the organisation in turn.

Outside of her role, much of Laurel's time is spent with her husband and three children, enjoying movies and tv shows, extra curricular volunteering and also writing.

Laurel Spring-Layman

With over fifteen years' of experience at CSSC, Laurel has been key in shaping the organisation into what it is today. With a specialist knowledge in management and leadership skills, Laurel joined the organisation as the HR Manager and, over her time with CSSC, has transitioned into the role of HR Business Partner - managing strategic people projects to take up the role of Head of Insight Strategy and Wellbeing within CSSC as part of the Senior Leadership Team. Laurel is passionate about people and driving forward their development to ultimately spur the growth of the organisation in turn.

Outside of her role, much of Laurel's time is spent with her husband and three children, enjoying movies and tv shows, extra curricular volunteering and also writing.

Dave Nath – Head of Digital Architecture

Dave joined CSSC in 2021 and started as a Digital Delivery Manager. His knowledge of IT applications and infrastructure proved invaluable and he quickly progressed to the Head of Digital Architecture. Whilst working with large websites and database applications, he developed a passion for enhancing both the customer and the user experience. His role is to ensure that we have the digital capabilities required at CSSC to achieve our strategic and day to day objectives.  

As a Project Manager Dave worked on a wholesale IT Change Programme which included application, hardware, software, and support provision for Oxford Brookes University. He worked with Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, to embed the cloud first approach, organising workshops for technical, teaching and research colleagues. Outside of IT, Dave’s interests include motorbike rides, board-games and going for a good walk.  

Jade Knowlden - Programme & Project Management

With over 10 years of experience at CSSC, Jade has developed a specialist skillset in the realms of programme & project management. Since joining in 2011, she accepted a role as CSSC’s London Event Co-ordinator. As her career progressed, she became part of the Digital Service Programme where her passion for project management bloomed which prompted her desire to pursue the role as a career. Jade is passionate about CSSC and what it stands for, she thrives on delivering projects which improves our membership experience.

Outside of work, a fun fact about Jade is that she has a black belt in Kickboxing! She enjoys reading, a sunny holiday, and a country walk. She is an occasional gym go-er and badminton player!

Jade Knowlden - Programme & Project Management

With over 10 years of experience at CSSC, Jade has developed a specialist skillset in the realms of programme & project management. Since joining in 2011, she accepted a role as CSSC’s London Event Co-ordinator. As her career progressed, she became part of the Digital Service Programme where her passion for project management bloomed which prompted her desire to pursue the role as a career. Jade is passionate about CSSC and what it stands for, she thrives on delivering projects which improves our membership experience.

Outside of work, a fun fact about Jade is that she has a black belt in Kickboxing! She enjoys reading, a sunny holiday, and a country walk. She is an occasional gym go-er and badminton player!

 

 

Have you got a question for one of our volunteer team leaders?

For our volunteers, the volunteer team leaders are your first point of contact for support for anything related to your volunteering.

You can get in contact using the online form below. 

Natalie Parry - South West Region

I have been a member of the Volunteer Support Team with CSSC for around 8 years. I love the spirit of CSSC & what we stand for; promoting mental health & wellbeing, something I am very passionate about. When not at work supporting our brilliant volunteers, you will find me practicing yoga & meditation, cycling, walking somewhere picturesque with my chocolate labrador Cookie, or perhaps doing reiki (I am a reiki master teacher).

Lucy Vizor - Eastern Region

I'm Lucy and I'm the VTL for the Eastern region. I've been with CSSC since January 2019 and have recently become the Eco Champion for CSSC! This is one of my passions outside of work, along with the love of the outdoors and taking part in anything sports or creative related.

Lucy Vizor - Eastern Region

I'm Lucy and I'm the VTL for the Eastern region. I've been with CSSC since January 2019 and have recently become the Eco Champion for CSSC! This is one of my passions outside of work, along with the love of the outdoors and taking part in anything sports or creative related.

Rosa Brownlee - Scotland Region

I’m Rosa, the new VTL for Scotland!  I have previously worked on the front-line of numerous third sector advice agencies, namely Citizens Advice and Scottish Refugee Council. Volunteers were an integral part of each organisation, so I understand how vital their contribution is. I’m excited to bring my experience working with volunteers and my passion for sport and wellbeing together in this role!

Out of work, I was a competitive swimmer growing up so still enjoy swims in the Scottish lochs. As well as playing football with a local community team for women and non-binary people.

Michelle Chelu - Midlands Region

Hi I'm Michelle, VTL for the Midlands region. I've had several different jobs: I left school and joined the navy and then went into IT and for five years was a police officer before having my children. I then got involved in working for children's services. I've also worked for the National Trust as a Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager for over 600 volunteers at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.

We have a VW Camper van and spend most weekends in the summer camping and going to festivals. I'm really crafty, love crochet and making things - but I'm not very good at finishing them!
I'm a qualified life coach and love helping people develop and reach their goals.

Michelle Chelu - Midlands Region

Hi I'm Michelle, VTL for the Midlands region. I've had several different jobs: I left school and joined the navy and then went into IT and for five years was a police officer before having my children. I then got involved in working for children's services. I've also worked for the National Trust as a Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager for over 600 volunteers at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.

We have a VW Camper van and spend most weekends in the summer camping and going to festivals. I'm really crafty, love crochet and making things - but I'm not very good at finishing them!
I'm a qualified life coach and love helping people develop and reach their goals.

Jennifer Yarrow - London Region

Hi, I’m Jenny. I am the Volunteer Delivery Team Leader for London and Team Leader for our fantastic volunteer delivery coordinators based at the CSSC head office in High Wycombe. 

I joined the CSSC events team in 2014 and made the move to volunteer delivery in October 2022. I have been involved in and organised some exciting events and projects over the years and looking forward to more coming my way.

Outside of CSSC I enjoy a good book, movie and spending time with my Cocker Spaniel, Teddy. I am a retired competitive cheerleader but I still support my London team and follow national and international competitions.

Kelly Young - South and South East Regions

Hi, I’m Kelly. I am the Volunteer Team Leader for the South and South East of England. I have a long background in volunteer management and community support for the third and public sectors. In previous roles I have developed new initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion, peer support services and volunteer development.

I am passionate about supporting our volunteers because throughout my career I have seen first-hand the amazing things that can be achieved through the dedication and care of volunteers. I am looking forward to bringing my previous experience to CSSC and supporting our wonderful volunteers.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, archery, travelling and learning new skills.

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Kelly Young - South and South East Regions

Hi, I’m Kelly. I am the Volunteer Team Leader for the South and South East of England. I have a long background in volunteer management and community support for the third and public sectors. In previous roles I have developed new initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion, peer support services and volunteer development.

I am passionate about supporting our volunteers because throughout my career I have seen first-hand the amazing things that can be achieved through the dedication and care of volunteers. I am looking forward to bringing my previous experience to CSSC and supporting our wonderful volunteers.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, archery, travelling and learning new skills.

Katie Bradshaw – North East and Yorkshire Regions

Hi! My name is Katie and I am the VTL for the North East and Yorkshire. I have a background in volunteer management from across both the membership services and charity sectors.

I am incredibly passionate about supporting volunteers and ensuring that their experience is as beneficial to them as their hard work is to us.

Working for CSSC provides me with the opportunity to combine my experience from my entire career to date in supporting our excellent volunteers. I was born and bred in the North East and Yorkshire so I also know how lucky I am to be the VTL for such a fantastic region.

In my spare time, you will find me hiking through the countryside with my lovely dog or crouched over my latest craft project at home.

Katie Bradshaw – North East and Yorkshire Regions

Hi! My name is Katie and I am the VTL for the North East and Yorkshire. I have a background in volunteer management from across both the membership services and charity sectors.

I am incredibly passionate about supporting volunteers and ensuring that their experience is as beneficial to them as their hard work is to us.

Working for CSSC provides me with the opportunity to combine my experience from my entire career to date in supporting our excellent volunteers. I was born and bred in the North East and Yorkshire so I also know how lucky I am to be the VTL for such a fantastic region. 

In my spare time, you will find me hiking through the countryside with my lovely dog or crouched over my latest craft project at home.

Jon Bunyan - Wales Region

I have been in this job for over 11 years supporting volunteers. Prior to working for CSSC this I was a in the Civil Service (DWP and Welsh Government). Whilst in the CS I volunteered for CSSC organising cricket, rugby and basketball events. I was also the Chair of the Wales region for a short period of time!

When not working I am heavily involved in basketball - coaching, administrating and playing! One of my volunteer roles allows me to be involved with project connected to the NBA – really interesting and exciting stuff – helping to promote the game in Wales.

Kate Hanlon - North West Region

Hi! I’m Kate and I joined CSSC in January 2022 as the VTL for the North West. I have several years of experience in various different roles throughout the charity sector, most recently being the Volunteer Manager for a children’s cancer charity and volunteering being my passion. I began my career as a Personal Trainer and so I am really excited to join CSSC, promoting the benefits of being active, experiencing new opportunities and also the importance of having hobbies and interests away from the workplace. Being a proud Warringtonian, I am extremely privileged to be the VTL for this region and cannot wait to meet existing volunteers as well as welcome new volunteers to the team.  

When I am not at work I have a passion for travelling; experiencing new foods, places and cultures and have been lucky enough to travel to some incredible destinations – spending a lot of my spare time on TripAdvisor and AirBnB.

Kate Hanlon - North West Region

Hi! I’m Kate and I joined CSSC in January 2022 as the VTL for the North West. I have several years of experience in various different roles throughout the charity sector, most recently being the Volunteer Manager for a children’s cancer charity and volunteering being my passion. I began my career as a Personal Trainer and so I am really excited to join CSSC, promoting the benefits of being active, experiencing new opportunities and also the importance of having hobbies and interests away from the workplace. Being a proud Warringtonian, I am extremely privileged to be the VTL for this region and cannot wait to meet existing volunteers as well as welcome new volunteers to the team.  

When I am not at work I have a passion for travelling; experiencing new foods, places and cultures and have been lucky enough to travel to some incredible destinations – spending a lot of my spare time on TripAdvisor and AirBnB.

As you may not have access to this website during your event, you can save the general enquiries number in your phonebook and we’ll help you get to the right person.

For general enquiries please call us on 01494 888 444 

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Event Team 

We oversee and deliver our sports event programme in collaboration with SRBs, Regional, and national organisers. For help call 01494 888 444 (option 2) or  

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Web Team

The web team oversees and manages all web content, including the uploading to and overall maintenance of the website. Get in touch at 

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Communications & Affiliate Team

Oversees all member, regional and area emails, ensuring a fair and consistent message, using our tone of voice. Get in touch at

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Finance Team

Responsiible for all accounts payable and receivable processes for national and regional activities. If you have any questions, please get in touch. 

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