English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd


Bowls Development Officer
Salary Range:
Up to £25,000 based on experience

Flexible location but predominant geographical areas to be covered are Norfolk and Essex.

This post is on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2015 and is subject to annual confirmation of funding award thereafter. In the event that the funding is withdrawn / reduced before the fixed term period expires, your contract of employment will / may be terminated with one month’s written notice.

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) is an organisation which has been created to lead on the development of the sport of Bowls through the clubs, counties and coaches in England. In particular, the BDA aims to raise the profile of the sport by increasing participation and satisfaction levels of those playing the sport who are aged 55 and over.

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 all the way to elite competition. There are currently over 400,000 club members in over 7,500 venues.

The BDA is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised individual to help deliver the new four year “Growing the Sport of Bowls 13-17 “plan for the development of Bowls. This is an exciting opportunity with significant potential for the role to develop as the organisation matures. The Development Officer will deliver the outcomes of the new plan working with identified County Sport Partnerships, Leisure Contractors, County Associations and local clubs.

Applicants will be expected to have some experience of sports development and will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting landscape including local delivery. Knowledge of bowls would be an advantage, but is not essential.

A full job description and person specification is available to download from here or by calling the BDA office on 01664 484926

To apply for this exciting position please email a CV along with a covering letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for the role to jobs@playbowls.org

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

Closing date
Friday 15th February 2013 (12pm)

Interviews week commencing:
18th February 2013


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