Position: Club Development Officer
Flexible: Home working from a flexible location but with geographical responsibility for the south of England (See Map below). National travel and travel to the Head Office in Melton Mowbray will also be required.
Contract: This post is on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and is subject to annual confirmation of funding award thereafter.
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.
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 198,000 flat green club members in over 2,500 clubs playing bowls.
The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised individual to support the delivery of the Club Development Programme as part of the BDA four year “Play Bowls 2017-2021” Strategy. Your work will provide a key contribution to the BDA’s 4 -year 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 across the identified areas, working with key partners and so ensure both the long- term sustainability of clubs and help to reinforce a physical habit well into later life.
Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two years’ experience in sports development including working with clubs at grassroots level. You will need to be a people person with the ability to work alongside and support club committees and volunteers. Candidates will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting landscape. 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
For an informal discussion about the post please call the BDA Development Director Susan Cooper, on 07884 358202
Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2018, 1pm
Interview: Monday 3rd December 2018 in Royal Leamington Spa