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BDA seeks Independent Non-Executive Director

The Bowls Development Alliance Limited is an umbrella organisation for the National Governing Bodies of Bowls England (flat outdoor green bowls) and the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (flat indoor green bowls), incorporated with the sole strategic focus of developing the sport of bowls within England.

Having recently been successful in securing funding of £1.6m by Sport England, we are now seeking to appoint an additional Independent Non-Executive Director.

The successful candidate will, ideally, be from a commercial background and have previous board level/executive management experience. Most importantly, however, they will share our passion for wanting to secure the future development of the sport of bowls in England, firstly by helping to ensure that the organisation meets its agreed objectives by 2017 – 2021 and secondly to secure the on-going sustainability of the organisation beyond 2017.
First-hand experience of playing the sport of bowls is not a pre-requisite.

As the vacancy is for an Independent Non-Executive Director, applications cannot be considered from persons who are/have:-

  • a full time paid employee of Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
  • a professional advisor to Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
  • a supplier of services or equipment to Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
  • a political or administrative role in the Sport of Bowls.

Applicants should apply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a covering letter highlighting relevant experience, background and motivation for applying, together with an up to date curriculum vitae.

The role is Pro-Bono but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for attending meetings.

A time commitment of 8 days p.a. will be required comprising 4 formal board meetings and 4 additional planned meetings. You may be asked from time to time to attend meetings on behalf of the Board to support the work of the organisation.

Bowls Development Alliance is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Closing date: 5pm, 31st March 2018