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Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Location: East Midlands
  • Organisation: Bowls Development Alliance
  • Salary: Voluntary with expenses covered
  • Contract: Four year term
  • Closing Date: 17 September 2021 | Non Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director

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-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.

The Role

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 the BDA strategy; to review the performance of 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, 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.

Select the apply now option located on this page and download the job description for more detailed information.

How to Apply:

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

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

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 17 September 2021.

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 19 October.

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