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Basketball England

It is a very exciting time to be part of our great game and Basketball England as we work through major reforms to modernise our organisation and it services, and develop the game. We are also promoting a new campaign to engage more women and girls in basketball.

Below are vacancies that are available both at Basketball England, and in the wider sport.

If you are interested in vacancies relating to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, please click the button below

Basketball England Independent Chair

Basketball England is seeking to recruit a new Chair to lead the organisation through its next period of growth and development.

Basketball is the second biggest team sport in England. As a community we are more than basketball. We have a rich and diverse culture like no other sport. Its value to local communities and power to change lives is immense.

Basketball England, as the national governing body, has been developing new conditions for the sport in collaboration with its members and wider stakeholders to bring basketball to the forefront of the nation. We are poised to play a greater part in society, share the joy and excitement of basketball and engage more young people of all backgrounds and abilities to take the sport forward in a rapidly changing society.

In 2018 we launched our six-year strategic plan (HERE) underpinned by a research and development period to create a direction for the sport and the wider interests in basketball. Our focus is on growth and providing accessible quality opportunities at all levels in the game. We will use the power of basketball to accelerate this and gather more support to help resource the growth and innovation we have planned for. People and their passion for the game is at the heart of our player led approach to make things happen and make basketball infectious. 

It is the most exciting time to be involved in the game and be part of the transformation ahead of us as we get Game Ready for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 to win medals and leverage a legacy for a new basketball presence in England. 

We are now seeking to recruit a new Chair to create the conditions to deliver our strategic plan and help develop the key relationships with partners to gather the resources to make this happen.

Key responsibilities and skills required:

  • To provide leadership to the sport and to the Board, ensuring the effective management of governance and oversight processes, whilst adopting a strategic approach to increasing basketball participation and development
  • To act as a thought leader for the sport in England, overseeing the further development of commercial income
  • To chair the board meetings, get the best from the board members and the CEO, creating the conditions for a high performing governing body and a successful sport
  • Galvanise key and wider stakeholders so the collective contribute to the game brings basketball to the forefront of the nationWe welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.

50% of our meetings are at our head office in Manchester, the remainder are held across the regions. Candidates for the position should be able to demonstrate experience of board leadership, possess a customer-led approach and a passion for sport. You will need to have the ability to develop and nurture relationships with various stakeholder groups and should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. There is a stipend payable with the position, with the time expectation in the region of two days a month.

To apply, please send CV and covering letter to daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com

regional roles

We have a few remaining roles left in the South West and Southern region. Click the links below for more details. 

Other basketball opportunities

Ransome Sporting Goods Product and Sales Manager 

Ransome Sporting Goods, exclusive United Kingdom and Ireland distributors for Baden and Sure Shot basketball and netball brands, are seeking to appoint a full time permanent Product and Sales Manager at their Middlesbrough office.

The successful applicant will need to have a good knowledge of basketball, be enthusiastic about the sport and the products needed to play the game, be self-motivated and be able to work on his/her own initiative.

Training will be provided. The role is mainly office based in Teesside with a full time salary plus commission and expenses as appropriate.

This is a unique opportunity for a person with a passion for basketball to work in the sport for an ambitious company that is looking to expand its presence and share of the British and Irish markets.

To find out more details, please click HERE.

As this is an external position, posted on behalf of Ransom Sporting Goods, applications should not be submitted to the BBL or the member clubs.

Volunteer Basketball Coach 

Leeds LDM - U10’s, U12s, U14s

Various evenings throughout the week

What will you be doing?

The role will include coaching and supporting the training sessions of a number of age group teams once or twice a week (depending on age group), to create a positive learning environment where young people can learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, and responsibility with the intention to inspire them to achieve.

What are we looking for?

  • Someone who has an interest in basketball and knows the fundamentals of the game
  • Can demonstrate effective leadership
  • Experience working with young people in sport is desirable
  • Good communication skills with players, club staff and parents
  • Teamwork and working collaboratively with other club members
  • An understanding of different approaches to develop performance
  • Dependable and organised, to be of consistent support to young people
  • Show integrity and be fair and inspire young people to develop

What is in it for the volunteer?

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and expand on existing ones
  • The chance to see; first hand; the impact of LDM’s efforts with developing young people
  • The opportunity to support young people develop 
  • To be part of an exciting community initiative
  • Support with completing coaching qualifications
  • Opportunities for seasonal paid work in our schools programme for the right candidate

  To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter to info@letsdomore.org.uk

Academy Assistant Coach

LDM/Leeds City College Basketball Academy

Voluntary Role (reasonable travel expenses paid)

Availability on a Wednesday afternoon is essential for this role.

Leeds City College Basketball academy is a brand new programme for players aged 16-19 to mix basketball alongside their studies, competing in the AoC regional competition. 

What will you be doing?

You will be shadowing and learning from the academy head coach, assisting with planning for training and match days and taking training sessions for the academy team. Opportunities to coach lead coach the second team also a possibility for the right candidate.

What are we looking for?

  • Someone who has an interest in basketball and knows the fundamentals of the game
  • Can demonstrate effective leadership
  • Experience working in a youth sport environment is desirable 
  • Good communication skills with players
  • Teamwork and working collaboratively with other staff members
  • An understanding of different approaches to develop performance
  • Dependable and organised, to be of consistent support to young people
  • Show integrity and be fair and inspire young people to develop
  • Qualified to at least a Basketball Level 1 qualification, with a willingness to work towards a Level 2 

What is in it for the volunteer?

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and expand on existing ones
  • Opportunities for development , including CPD and training courses
  • Full kit given, including basketballs and tracksuit
  • Be part of a new and exciting basketball programme
  • Opportunities for paid work for the right candidate.

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter to info@letsdomore.org.uk

 

DISCLAIMER

Please note that Basketball England does not accept responsibility nor endorse external non-Basketball England positions that are advertised on this page. Applicants are responsible for exercising their own discretion and should apply appropriate due diligence when applying for and/or accepting a role. Basketball England does not review adverts for external non-Basketball England positions and the relevant organisation/venue are fully responsible for the role, the contents of the advert and the recruitment process itself.

 Basketball England reserves the right to refuse any application to advertise for a position.