Basketball England recruiting to spark the bounce back from COVID-19

Basketball England is recruiting a number of key roles to spark the bounce back from COVID-19.

BE and the basketball community have endured severe disruption during the COVID-19 pandemicworking together to find ways to engage, be active and stay safe throughout the past 12 months.  

The national governing body has secured resources from Government and Sport England to help the club network survive, despite considerable financial losses and staff reductions. 

BE is now entering a recovery phase to prepare for a full return to play when lockdown measures are eased further.

Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett said:

"We are looking forward to the returning with a strong, safe 2021/22 season, providing sound governance for the game before stoking increased interest and participation in basketball via the excitement and spectacle created by the inaugural Commonwealth Games 3x3 basketball event at Birmingham 2022. 

"To assist with stabilising the organisation and helping the game recover and grow, we are recruiting to several essential roles.

"This includes talent development across the regions and kickstarting our journey to creating winning teams for Birmingham 2022, as well as important governance work that will underpin all levels in the game. That includes vital support around human resources and equality, diversity and inclusion."    

Basketball England is recruiting for: 

  • Two 3x3 Team England coaches 
  • A Talent Programme and Pathway Manager 
  • Four Regional Talent Managers 
  • Head of HR and Governance 

Find out more about these roles, including job descriptions and person specifications by clicking the button below. 

Commonwealth Games

Basketball England is aiming for medal success at the Commonwealth Games in 2022 to help spark growth in the sport and inspire the next generation of players.  

Steve Bucknall said: “This is a really exciting moment for our sport. We are seeking two passionate, skilled, innovative individuals to help us assemble two fantastic teams then lead them to medal-winning success. 

“3x3 is a rapidly growing, exciting, inclusive form of basketball, full of action, scoring and flair. We go to the Games as hosts and with real ambitions to be successful. 

“The right candidates for these roles – which are quite different to traditional 5v5 coaching roles – should show a real love for, understanding and experience of 3x3 and its qualities.  

“We are excited to hear from coaches ready to think outside the box, with a fresh, bold approach and a real desire to win. We are open-minded about the kind of coaching journey candidates have been on and will value innovation, 3x3 experience and will look within and beyond standard coaching qualification boundaries.” 


A Talent Programme and Pathway Manager will be recruited to replace Charlie Ford, who will shortly be moving to England Boxing. We wish him well and thank him for a number of years of dedication and hard work for the organisation and basketball as a whole.

The successful candidate will lead, pro-actively manage, develop and improve BE’s talent system and networks and be supported by four new Regional Talent Managers.

HR and Governance

The successful applicant will lead and pro-actively manage Basketball England’s requirements around all aspects of governance, HR, risk and compliance, integrity, equality and diversity, ensuring policies, controls and associated processes are properly developed, maintained and implemented. Critically the role will develop a culture of continuous improvement and people development