The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organised individuals 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.


JOB TITLE:                  Club and Community Development Officer (North West)

SALARY:                      £13,408

HOURS:                       22 hours per week        

RESPONSIBLE TO:      Club Development Team Leader

LOCATION:                 Home based with responsibility for the North West. You will be responsible for the following counties – Lancashire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire.

DURATION:                 This post is on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2027 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) and the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA) and British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA) 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.

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 a minimum of one years’ experience in sports development including working with at a grassroots level or clearly evidenced transferable skills. 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 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 David Bolt, Club Development Team Leader on 07826 929558

Closing date: Monday 12th September 2022, 11:59pm

Interview date: Tuesday 20th September 2022 at our Head Offices in Melton Mowbray, Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0PB

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