DISABILITY BOWLS ENGLAND - ADVERT
DBE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
JOB TITLE: PART TIME NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
SALARY: £10,000 per annum (£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Hours per week: 14 hours per week (35 hours full time
Location: Home working from a flexible location with a
national geographical remit.
Registered Office: Gedling Indoor Bowls Club,
Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG! 1RL
Contract: Fixed Term 2 years,
(subject to annual review of funding thereafter)
Reporting to: Disability
Bowls England Chair
Supported by The Peter Harrison Foundation,
Disability Bowls England is delighted to announce the exciting and
challenging new post of Part Time National Development and Performance
Officer. This is a strategic appointment and part of a national plan to
increase participation opportunities in disability bowls.
holder will be responsible for developing programmes and interventions which
increase participation opportunities for bowlers with a physical, sensory or
learning disability, catering for all ages and abilities. Bowlers will be
supported with their personal development, improving wellbeing, confidence
levels and sports and social skills. Adapted aids and equipment will be
utilised to ensure inclusion of individuals with varying levels of
This is a demanding role of significant importance to the
disabled bowls community and we will be looking for a person who is
creative, self-motivated and has good communication, organisational and
leadership skills which will enable them to engage and support the voluntary
and membership structure of the organisation.
As a newly constituted organisation one of the key aims of Disability Bowls
England is to develop a solid infrastructure to support the participation in
bowls activities by disabled people. Activities include introductory
sessions, local playing sessions, regional and national coaching and
competitive opportunities, support for elite players including squad
recruitment and selection for home country and international competition.
The priority areas of work to be undertaken by the Manager with the
assistance of key volunteers and Board Members include:
capacity to deliver the strategic plan through the development of a regional
infrastructure. A targeted approach will be adopted to increase and support
volunteer involvement and to ensure a greater number of facilitators are
recruited and trained as appropriate to help service a growing programme of
events and coaching activities. Volunteers will be recruited to fulfil a
variety of roles.
Development of clubs and strengthening local links.
Building links and partnership working with clubs throughout the country
will facilitate the delivery of regular disability bowls participation at a
local level. A kitemarking scheme (developed in partnership with the Bowls
Development Alliance) will be implemented and clubs encouraged to undertake
the assessment process.
Marketing and communication. Assessing the needs
of disabled bowlers is at the forefront of Disability Bowls England´s work
and effective and efficient systems for communication with members will be
developed. The organisation will be marketed and promoted through
appropriate media channels and in suitable formats.
networking links and ensuring existing external partnerships are maintained
and developed. This could include building relationships with County Sports
Partnerships, local groups, impairment and health organisations etc.
Strategic committees will be serviced by designated personnel and meetings
will be attended as appropriate to ensure sharing of information and
intelligence and particularly that of a technical, educational and research
nature (eg Bowls Development Alliance, interface with Bowls England and
English Indoor Bowling Association and Disability Specific
Developing Members´ services to assist individuals at
every level of engagement, this could include expansion of starter/taster
sessions, initiating friendly matches, introducing more DBE competitions for
each level of ability. Ongoing work includes the expansion of the pathway
for higher levels of play to include Disability Bowls England Regional
Representation, squad training, and selection to Home Country and
The successful candidate will
have the drive and experience to work with a range of volunteers and
organisations, both internal and external, building networks and initiating
and promoting new opportunities to encourage increased participation in
bowls by disabled people.
The candidate will have experience of
working in a sports environment and have a knowledge of disability sport. A
flexible approach to working hours is essential. The post will involve
extensive travel throughout the country.
Further information and
application documents can be downloaded from the Disability Bowls
Completed application forms, together with a covering letter and any other
relevant documentation should be returned to Disability Bowls England,
Gedling Indoor Bowls Club, Foxhill Road Carlton, Nottingham, NG1 1RL or by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
England is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from
all who believe they fit the essential requirement of the job.
informal discussion regarding this position please contact Paul Brown on
07810868015 Chairperson DBE
Closing date for applications: 16th June 2017
date: 4th July 2017 Venue to be confirmed
11th May 2017