The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organised individual to support the delivery of the Community Club Hub Programme and the wider Club Offer as well as the delivery of the Just Bowl programme in community settings. Our fundamental aim is to “Place Bowls at the heart of every community as an accessible sport for all”.

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:                 Permanent

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), English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) and Disability Bowls England (DBE), the BDA core purpose is to ‘sustain, grow and develop the sport in partnership with the Bowls family’.

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 260,000 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 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 helping to reinforce and improve physical, mental, and social wellbeing well into later life.

Applicants will be expected to have demonstrable experience in sports development including working with participants 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.

The Bowls Development Alliance aims to be an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief, and gender.

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 giving 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: Wednesday 4th October 2023

Interview date:  Thursday 12th October 2023


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