We are looking for 7 Activators to be based out of the following Community Club Hub locations:

  • Tyne & Wear (North East)
  • Merseyside (North West)
  • Lincolnshire (East)
  • Birmingham (Midlands)
  • Leamington (Midlands)
  • Devon (South West)
  • Greater London (South East)

This post is on a fixed term basis for a 6-week period between Monday 18th July and 28th August 2022.  You will attend an induction training event over 2 days on 22nd and 23rd June at Erdington Court, Birmingham. Expenses, food, and a hotel stay will be covered.

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 (EIBA), British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA), English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) and Disability Bowls England (DBE) 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. There are currently 300,000 club members in over 5,000 clubs playing bowls.

Birmingham 2022 represents an unparalleled opportunity for the sport of bowls to grow in this country. As one of the sports that makes up the Commonwealth Games, a home edition constitutes a fantastic chance for our sport to be in the spotlight.

Also including para-lawn bowls, spectators will witness bowlers maintaining composure under immense pressure as they battle to get closest to the jack. Demanding strategy and cunning moves, this event at the Commonwealth Games is one of the most uniquely nerve-wrecking sports.

As part of the sports commitment to 2022 Commonwealth Games we want to better connect our local communities to the sport and showcase the benefits and enjoyment bowls can bring. We are looking to employ 7 Commonwealth Games Community Activators to work within our community club environment to grow participation. We are developing a new casual form of the game to help make bowls more accessible and enjoyable for beginners.

As a Commonwealth Games Community Activator, you will deliver sessions to a wide variety of community groups and organisations in one of the seven areas listed above. You will bring enthusiasm and energy to these sessions, while creating and delivering fun and informal varieties of the game of Bowls in community settings or at our Community Club Hubs. You will energise club volunteers, helping them create positive experiences for new players.

You will be supported nationally by the Bowls Development Alliance and Bowls England teams, and locally by a Bowls Development Alliance Club and Community Development Officer for your area who will also be responsible for setting up sessions with community groups and organisations.  All Commonwealth Games Community Activators will be supported with an intensive training programme to support knowledge, game understanding and development.

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 positions 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, Head of Development & Partnerships on 07795 555907

Closing date: Sunday 29th May 2022, 11:59pm

Interview date: Interviews will take place on the week of Thursday 6th June at our regional hubs, times, and days TBC


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