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Directors Wanted

BMCA are currently recruiting new directors and looking for specific individuals who can strengthen our board by bringing new skills and ideas.

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We are mainly looking for individuals with experience in accounting and human resources who can attend monthly board meetings and contribute to the governance and future of BMCA.Merseybank Community Centre small

To apply please download both our letter to potential directors and an application form below or drop in to the centre.


Directors Information Letter

BMCA Ltd Director Application Form


BMCA Limited Directors Wanted

We are currently recruiting new directors and looking for specific individuals who can strengthen our board by bringing new skills and ideas.

Directors act much like a school’s governing board and are volunteers who help oversee the running of an organisation and ensure policies and best practice is followed.


Barlow Moor Community Association Limited is an established and growing organisation at the heart of the community in Chorlton. BMCA was born back in the 1980s with our first centre opening in 1991. We became a charity in 1994 and in the last few years have become to a charity limited by guarantee.

BMCA manages a purpose built community centre on the Meserybank estate serving the wider local community. BMCA’s brand new building opened in February 2014 and is well used throughout the week. We offer provisions for all ages and have teams running early years playgroup, children, youth and over 60s groups. We also have a community development team as well as a learning hub which runs advice and guidance, job clubs as well as various courses including personal finance, IT, ESOL and much more. The building is also used by partners and external groups offering further services to the community including a credit union, councillor surgeries and groups for those living with various disabilities as well as offering space for meetings and private functions.


We are looking for dedicated and skilled directors who can help continue to shape, develop and grow BMCA as we look to provide further and better opportunities for those in our community.

We need individuals who are passionate about the work we do and able to offer expertise and help improving our services as well as the running of the organisation.

Directors will need to be available for monthly board meetings, an annual away day, communicate with managers and other directors as well as offer their skills to specific areas of BMCA. All directors are required to complete a DBS check as well as register with Ofsted and companies house once elected and before starting duties.

We are especially keen to enrol directors with experience in management, HR, the charitable sector, community work, fund raising and finance.

If you or someone you know would be ideal for this opportunity to give back to the community please get in touch for further information or apply using our director’s application form.


To apply please download the form below and either email it to the address provided on the form or hand it in at reception.


Thank you very much for your consideration.

BMCA Ltd Director Application Form


BMCA Job Vacancy – Community Development Worker

BMCA have a vacancy we are advertising for the role of Community Development Worker.

The role is part time, delivering a programme of activities that will engage with local families from the Barlow Moor Estates to improve the quality of life for local people and build a stronger community.

This work will tackle local issues, including community safety, social inclusion, health, education, unemployment, anti-social behaviour and gang culture.

To work in partnership with a specialist charity Challenge4Change to address issues identified by local people through activities including family challenge days, physical activity and sport development.

Please download our job pack and application form for more details.

Final Job_Pack_ Community Development Worker-_BMCA_ MAY 14




Chorlton and Didsbury Foodbank

The foodbank has received generous donations from Southway Housing Trust and from people in the Chorlton and Didsbury area and was able to give Christmas boxes out to a number of people in the South Manchester area.  Barlow Moor Community Centre is one of our collection points so if you have any donations of none perishable food they can be handed in at reception. A list of different types of items needed are on the poster in the reception area.

The foodbank will be opening shortly and we are compiling a list of potential volunteers, there are various rolls including helping in the foodbank and being available to hand out shopping lists at supermarket collections. If you would like some information about becoming a foodbank volunteer please email us at (