As part of Basketball England’s continued commitment to the sport at a grassroots level, a new Operating Model for Regions has now been created ready for implementation.
There have been several productive meetings between the Regional Chairs and Basketball England in the last twelve months, including two working group meetings, which have focused around better collaboration, a single unified approach and better two-way communication between Basketball England and the Regions.
A more defined role for regions with clearly established responsibilities should enable the sport to have a more joined up approach across key activities with consistent communication across the country. In turn, each region will act as an arm of Basketball England, delivering the same objectives and shared goals.
The new Operating Model has a significant emphasis on Governance, Safeguarding, Talent, Participation, Coaching, Officiating, Events, Volunteering and Promotion, allowing regional expertise to shape top level plans.
The roll out of the new model will commence in the East and the West Midlands Regions as both currently have no Regional Chair. The first step is to appoint Regional Chairs with their new, enhanced remit as soon as possible.
Following the appointment of the two chairs in the first two regions, Basketball England will commence the appointment of chairs in the remaining eight regions, with the aim of having the new operating model in place across the whole country within the next two years.
Andy Milbourne, Convener of the Regional Council, said, "Basketball England is undertaking a transformation. Regional Chairs have a unique opportunity to be at the heart of developing the role of the Regions and shaping the future of our sport."
Interested candidates should send their CV and a covering letter, detailing in no more than two sides of A4 how they are suited to the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm, 29 January 2018. Please also state which area you are applying for.
Below is a job advert for this role, as well as a role profile. Finally, the Chairperson Code of Conduct and Ethics has also been included for reference.