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BDA Job Vacancy - Just Bowl Officer

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Position:          Just Bowl Officer

Salary:              £22,000

Flexible:          Home based from a flexible location, but travel required for delivery of the programme across 12 sites initially with venues to be confirmed. Travel to the Head Office in Melton Mowbray will also be required.

Contract:          This post is on a fixed term basis until December 31st, 2019 with a view to an additional 18 months based on the performance of the project and an additional funding award from Sport England.

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) the BDA aims strengthen resilience in the sport by reaching 104,145 people and directly influencing 36,661

The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised individual to deliver the Just Bowl pilot project which aims to directly influence those who are presently inactive and directly influence them to take part in a minimum of 30 mins activity per week as well as moving those that are more able further along the continuum of activity.

The project aims to provide in-depth insight and data about what makes people become active, maintain activity and in so doing improve their well-being both physically and mentally.

The successful applicant will need to be a people person with the ability and skills to work alongside staff, carers and volunteers to deliver a quality experience that is engaging and fun. Candidates will need to demonstrate a good understanding of data collection and work with the monitoring & evaluation partner to ensure that all relevant data is collected within the agreed time period.

A minimum of two years sports development experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Knowledge of bowls would be an advantage but is not essential.

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 these 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For an informal discussion about the post please call the BDA Development Director Susan Cooper, on 07884 358202

Closing date: Wednesday 25th April 2018 

Interviews: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

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BDA Job Vacancy - Just Bowl Co-ordinator

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Position:        Just Bowl Co-ordinator

Salary:           £27,000

Flexible:         Home based from a flexible location but will be responsible for co-ordinating the Just Bowl project across the country so there would be some travelling involved across the selected pilot sites. Travel to the Head Office in Melton Mowbray will also be required.

Contract:       This post is on a fixed term basis until December 1st, 2019 with a view to an additional 18 months based on the performance of the project and an additional funding award from Sport England.

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) the BDA aims strengthen resilience in the sport by reaching 104,145 people and directly influencing 36,661

The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised individual to co-ordinate the delivery of the Just Bowl pilot project which aims to directly influence those who are presently inactive and directly influence them to take part in a minimum of 30mins activity per week as well as moving those that are more able further along the continuum of activity.

The project aims to provide in-depth insight and data about what makes people become active, maintain activity and in so doing improve their well-being both physically and mentally.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience working within Sports Development.

Applicants must be able to evidence experience of effective partnership working and have a good understanding of monitoring and evaluation and the collection of data to show outcomes have been met

Knowledge of bowls would be an advantage but is not essential.

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 these 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For an informal discussion about the post please call the BDA Development Director Susan Cooper, on 07884 358202

Closing date: Wednesday 25th April 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

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BCGBA Joining Coach Bowls

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BCGBA is delighted to announce that it is forming a partnership with Coach Bowls, the partnership between the Bowls Development Alliance, Bowls England, English Short Mat Bowling Association and The English Indoor Bowling Association. This partnership will lead to improvements in Coaching Ability and Technique for the Sport of Bowls, lead to a nationally recognised qualification and support from Coach Bowls. Qualifications will be awarded, assessed and verified by Coach Bowls / 1st 4 Sport.

During 2018 Coach Bowls will transition away from Bowls Development Alliance to come under the domain of the National Governing Bodies by April 2019 supporting the four bowls codes to deliver the Coaching Qualification Scheme.

BCGBA existing approved Coaches will be able to Grandfather their awards onto Coach Bowls at Coach Bowls Level 1, providing these coaches become members of Coach Bowls.  This will allow them to be recognised as BCGBA Level 1 accredited coaches for the purposes of Insurance. Any awards given after 1st January 2018 will not be recognised. All coaches are advised that the insurance available through Coach Bowls is the recommended insurance that all coaches in bowls should hold.

Under Coach Bowls courses will be available at:

Coach Activator, Level 1 initially.  Level 2 and 3 will be developed in due course to ensure it is suitable for the code, for those coaches who wish to progress to a higher level. Activator and Level 1 will have generic bowls content in the main, but assessments will reflect the BCGBA rules. Code specific courses will be arranged in time or attendance at mixed bowls codes courses will also be possible. A range of CPD Modules will be available in due course.

Further information will be available soon.

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On Saturday 12th May 2018, members of the BDA team will join 1400 others cycling in the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive around the historic city of Lincoln.

A combined mileage of 372, which put another way is London to the Scottish Borders!!

If you would like to donate and support us please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bda1

Follow the team’s progress on the day on our twitter feed @BowlsDA

Over 100 delegates attended the first ever National “Coach Bowls” Conference held at the Woodland Grange Hotel in Leamington Spa, sponsored by Factory Eleven equipment that can be used by coaches to make sessions fun.

The wide range of speakers brought their experience of coaching to the event and were both inspiring and motivational.

The two workshops were well received and the day finished with news of the launch of the new Level 3, the launch of the Women Can campaign and the Coach Bowls Coaching Awards (sponsored by Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers) which were presented for the first time!

95% of those attending rated the event as excellent/v good and would be keen to attend another one next year.

 

Images from Coach Bowls Conference

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New Recognition Scheme for Coaches Launched!

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Coach Bowls are delighted to announce the launch of the new Coaches Recognition Scheme.

It's purpose is to give hard working coaches the recognition they deserve for the hours of hard work and dedication they show to their clubs and bowls. 

Every Coach Bowls member will be sent a free log book over the coming weeks. This will enable them to track their coaching activity and thus gain points for their coaching, which will earn them either a Bronze, Silver or Gold reward to recognise their efforts.

In 2017 Coach Bowls surveyed its membership and 93% of respondents indicated that they would be willing to track their coaching activities in order to facilitate such a scheme. This launch demonstrates the fruition of these efforts.

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Play Bowls Package Window Now Open!

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The Bowls Development Alliance [BDA] are delighted to announce that the 2018 Spring Play Bowls Package application window has now opened. The window will remain open until 5pm, Friday 30th March 2018.

In addition to postal applications, clubs can also apply online using the following link: http://playbowls.org/clubs/online-play-bowls-package-application-form

For more details about BDA package funding visit http://playbowls.org/clubs/play-bowls-package-funding