JOB TITLE:  Club and Community Development Officer (Midlands)        

SALARY:  £22,000

HOURS: 37 hours per week        

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Club Development Team Leader

LOCATION:  Home based with responsibility for the Midlands. Ideally you will be situated in or around Birmingham, Leicester, or Nottingham

DURATION:   This post is on a fixed term basis until March 31st 2022 and is subject to annual confirmation of a Sport England funding award.

The Organisation

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) is an organisation created to lead on the development of the sport of bowls through the clubs, counties, and coaches in England. Working in partnership with Bowls England (BE), the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA), British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA) and the English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) the BDA aims to sustain and grow participation at the grassroots level of the sport in both Club and the Community.

Bowls is a popular sport with low barriers to entry and opportunities to participate throughout the year.  It is a sport that people of all ages and abilities can actively enjoy recreationally through to elite competition. The BDA currently has the reach of 5,000 clubs and 300,000 members across England.

The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organised individual to support the delivery of the Club Development Programme and the wider Club Offer as well as the delivery of the Just Bowl programme in community settings.

Your work will provide a key contribution to the BDA’s targets as agreed by Sport England. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the core of the sport by supporting and developing clubs and communities across the identified areas, working with key partners, and so ensuring both the long-term sustainability of the sport and help to reinforce and improve physical and mental wellbeing well into later life.

Applicants will be expected to have experience in sports development or demonstrable transferable skills including working with at a grassroots level. You will need to be a people person with the ability to work alongside and support clubs, communities, and volunteers. Candidates will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting landscape.

A full job description and person specification is available to download from the download attachments section below or by calling the BDA office on 01664 777001.

To apply for this exciting position please email a CV along with a covering letter outlining how you satisfy the job description and person specification and give reasons why you would be suitable for the role to [email protected]

For an informal discussion about the post please call Jon Hart, Development Manager on 07795 555907

Closing date: Sunday 19th September 2020

Interview date:  Monday 27th September 2020 at our head offices in Melton Mowbray.

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