Bowls Development Alliance - Independent Non-Executive Director

LocationThe BDA is based at Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB. Due to Covid restrictions some meetings have taken place online
Hours of Work
Salary & BenefitsThe position is unpaid, but reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
Closing Date17 Sep

Job Description

The BDA is a partnership organisation with a core purpose to; 'sustain, grow and develop the sport in partnership with the bowls family .Created by the Sport's National Governing Bodies to channel Sport England investments into the sport, the BDA's primary goal is to increase participation in bowls whilst ensuring the sport is inclusive and accessible for all. It champions collaborative working across the sport and works to develop NGB[1]affiliated clubs and their volunteers, safeguard participants and share best practice.

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. The BDA currently has the reach of 5,000 clubs and 300,000 members across England. Independent Non-Executive Director

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) is seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director to its Board.

The role of the Independent Non-Executive Director is, with the rest of the Board, to contribute constructively to the development of BDA strategy; to review the performance of the management in meeting agreed goals and objectives; to support and monitor the Managing Director's performance and to ensure appropriate succession planning and to do so in the light of BDA governing documents.

The BDA recognises the need for improved diversity on the Board and accordingly would like to invite passionate individuals from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to help guide and  drive our work.

The Board is particularly looking for applicants with experience in equality, diversity, and inclusion, sports management, and marketing.

The appointment is made for a period of 4 years, with the possibility of a second term. The position is  unpaid, but reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed

How to Apply:

Applications should be sent by email to Steve Mitchinson, Governance and Finance Manager,

If you have any questions about the role, please also email Steve Mitchinson in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is September 17th. Candidates will initially be invited for an informal

Zoom call with the Chair and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, then to a final panel interview, at a date and time to be confirmed.

Following references and approval by the Board, the successful candidate will join the Board from October 19th

The application form and role description are available to download from the BDA website News section or by calling the BDA office on 01664 777001

Interview DateTBC
Contact Steve Mitchinson