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VACANCY | Managing Director – BDA

19th June, 2020 by Matt Wordingham

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) plays a key role in supporting its partner National Governing Bodies, including Bowls England, to develop our sport.

It is now seeking a Managing Director to work across the codes to invest government funding effectively and to inspire more people to participate.


Organisation: Bowls Development Alliance (BDA)
Position: Managing Director
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum, plus £160.00 per month extra Essential Car User Allowance.
Location: BDA Head Office, Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB.

Office based with National travel , however we will consider a flexible home working arrangement.

Contract: Full time, 37 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekend work required. The post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 which is likely to be extended to 31st March 2022 subject to confirmation of funding.

The Organisation:
The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) was established in 2010 by the four Bowls National Governing Bodies , in conjunction with Sport England , to work across the codes to develop the game , invest government funding effectively and to inspire more people to participate in the sport.

Job Description:
The BDA are entering a period of exciting change. The organisation is looking forward to the future and developing the sport with a strategy to liaise effectively with all governing bodies , creating an environment of shared understanding , strategic and effective day-to-day collaboration.

The organisation is recruiting a Managing Director to raise the  profile of the sport of bowls with key relationships , stakeholders & partners.

As Managing Director your work will be to lead the organisation in conjunction with the Chair and Board of Directors to ensure the strategic and sustainable direction of the BDA , ensuring that all outcomes as agreed with Sport England are met for the period 2017-2021 and to prepare its submission for the next SE funding cycle 2022-2026.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of Sport England & National Governing Body environments and working successfully in a matrix stakeholder environment.

Experience of developing a sports funding submission or similar. Working with sports clubs ,volunteers , and engendering behaviour change in the leisure industry.

Good inter-personal skills , with a team-oriented mentality , excellent communication  skills and an ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers alike. Resilient , with a can-do attitude with a determination to deliver results.

A full job description is available to download from the download attachments section below or by calling the BDA office on 01664 777001

To apply for this exciting position please email a CV along with a covering letter outlining how you satisfy the job description  and give reasons why you would be suitable for the role to chair@playbowls.org

Closing date: July 10th 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 20th July 2020

Click here to view the full job description (PDF)

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