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  • 07 Nov 2018

    Bowls Development Alliance Job Vacancy: Club Development Officer

    This post is on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and is subject to annual confirmation of funding award
    thereafter.

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    BOWLS DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE JOB VACANCY: CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

    Position: Club Development Officer
    Salary: £22,000
    Flexible: Home working from a flexible location but with geographical responsibility for the south of England. 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.

    Job Description
    Person Specification

    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 jobs@playbowls.org

    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

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  • 07 Nov 2018

    Ground Maintenance Specialist Burleys win Institute of Groundsmanship Award for work at Crouch BC, Sussex

    The expertise and dedication of Burleys for its work at Crouch BC, Sussex, has been recognised this year by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards by winning the major industry accolade against nationwide competition.

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  • 06 Nov 2018

    Bowlers bare all for the Hotshots of Bowls Charity Calendar

    Bowlers across England are bravely baring all to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Bloodwise UK, with bowlers from all over the country stripping off and strategically placing all manner of bowls equipment to preserve their modesty.

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  • 05 Nov 2018

    Obituary - Jayne Roylance (Norfolk)

    Bowls England regrets to inform you that former international Jayne Roylance (Norfolk) has sadly passed away on Saturday 3rd November at the age of 71.

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  • 01 Nov 2018

    Ilminster BC, Somerset, scoops 'Club of the Year' title

    Bowls England is delighted to announce Ilminster BC in Somerset has been named ‘Club of the Year’ for 2018.

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