National Development Officer Vacancy

National Development Officer

Working with clubs in areas of deprivation


£25,000 per annum

The Role


Bowls Scotland is the national governing body of lawn bowls in Scotland and has 842 affiliated clubs, 55,000+ playing members and over 10,000 social members.


Bowls offers a range of health benefits and can help people feel more connected to their local community. It’s a sport that anyone can play and offers a great opportunity for people to have fun and be physically active with their family and friends.


Due to additional funding we are seeking to recruit a National Development Officer (NDO) to work with clubs in areas of deprivation to:

  • Increase participation

  • Strengthen links with local communities

  • Improve health by providing the local community with a positive environment to be both physically and socially active.



This is an exciting time to join Bowls Scotland as we are about to commence a new strategy period (2019-2023) which will continue to support and develop clubs that are welcoming, sustainable and at the heart of their local community. 

If you have what it takes to help Bowls Scotland develop clubs and make a positive impact on people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

For a more detailed look at role please download and read the Job Description

Application Process


Applicants should download and read the documents below, and apply by completing and submitting the following forms:


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

These forms should be submitted (marked private and confidential) in one of the following two ways:


  • Via email to

  • Via post to National Development Manager, Bowls Scotland, National Centre for Bowling, Northfield, Hunters Avenue, Ayr, KA8 9AL

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 11th July and interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd July.


Candidates who are successful in being shortlisted for interview will be contacted and offered a time on the above date.


Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Duncan Caithness | National Development Manager | Bowls Scotland | 07841 923 451 |




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