The Operations Manager position is part-time and reports directly to the Chief Executive. Key areas of focus for the role will be to establish and manage the administrative processes and procedures needed to build a high performing National Governing body, provide operational support to BAFA’s volunteer workforce, and help shape and deliver the strategic direction of the organisation at a pivotal time.
Amanda is currently one of BAFA’s Registration Managers, and will continue in this role in a volunteer capacity, alongside the Operations Manager position. BAFA is currently reviewing whether additional resource may be required for the Registrations team.
Professionally, Amanda has over 20 years of internal communications and project management experience as a freelancer and with global companies RBS and AkzoNobel, where she specialised in supporting HR, Finance, Risk and Legal functions. Within British American football, she’s been Chair of The East Kilbride Pirates since 2011 and a BAFA volunteer since 2016 – most notably as part of the BAFA Registrations team, as well as leading on producing documentation for BAFA’s Covid-19 response.
Pete Ackerley, BAFA Chief Executive, said:
“I’m thrilled that Amanda will take on this new role of Operations Manager, which will be so important as we continue to grow our sport and work towards our 10-year vision to professionalise British American football and inspire people to play.
“Amanda has been a hugely dedicated, professional and inspirational figure within BAFA for a number of years, and her knowledge of the organisation and British American football as a whole make her a perfect fit for the Operations Manager position.”
Amanda McDonald said:
“Having been a passionate volunteer with BAFA for a number of years now, I feel very proud and privileged to have been selected for this permanent role and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with Pete to help further professionalise BAFA and deliver on our vision, as well as support the many talented volunteers who are the lifeblood of our organisation.”