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Angling Marketing Officer

Salary: Circa £22k p.a. + contributory pension

Location: Leominster or Home working (more detail further below)

Employment Terms: 8 month initial contract, extendable subject to continued funding

In 2012, the Angling Trust was funded by the Environment Agency to develop a National Angling Strategy, called Fishing for Life (  Funding has now been secured to implement this strategy and in particular to promote angling participation. 

The Angling Trust is seeking someone with excellent technical skills to assist the Marketing & Communications Manager with a digital marketing campaign promoting fishing, the resource and and the requirement to buy a rod licence.

This post is part of a £1.5m annual programme of work being delivered by the Angling Trust, funded by Sport England and the Environment Agency among others.  Although initially it is for a 8 month term, the expectation is that further funding will follow to make this a longer-term role.

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body and unified representative organisation for coarse, game and sea angling in England. It is working for the future of angling through environmental, lobbying and education programmes, as well as delivering competitions, managing our national teams and developing commercial opportunities.

Job Description

Principal objectives: 

  • lead on viral dissemination of an angling promotional video via social networks;
  • carry out updates to with information provided by fisheries, clubs and other Angling Trust partner organisations;
  • market via social networks; 
  • place articles in a wide range of print and online publications promoting angling participation;
  • purchase advertising space on web sites and in publications to promote .
  • To issue and sell in press releases about the work of the Angling Trust and its partners delivering the National Angling Strategy.

Responsible to: The postholder will report to the Marketing & Communications Manager, who will conduct annual and interim reviews of performance against targets.  

Location: The post-holder will initially be based either in the Leominster office (HR6 8DQ) or as a home-worker. It is expected that this office will be moved within the next 12 months to the M5 corridor in the West Midlands and the job will be re-located at that time to the new office.

Salary: Circa £22,000.  Contributory stakeholder pension scheme.  Annual salary review in December.

Start date: From August 2014.

Holidays and working hours: 23 days leave plus Public Holidays per 12 months worked, accruing at 1 day per year of service to a maximum of 28 days.  Time off in lieu may be accrued for weekend and significant evening working.  3 days of this annual leave must be taken between Christmas and the New Year. Minimum 37 hours each week, with flexible working hours. 

Miscellaneous: the postholder will be provided with use of a notebook computer and mobile phone.  Mileage may be reclaimed at 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles (25p thereafter) along with other out of pocket expenses on a monthly basis.

Ideal qualities of postholder

We are looking for a creative, innovative and precise self-starter who is capable of working on their own initiative but as part of a growing team.  The postholder must be able to demonstrate a high standard of technical proficiency with digital communications and must be able to produce very high quality written and design work.  We need someone who is prepared to manage their own workload and take the initiative in a rapidly developing organisation.  






§  A Levels

§  Degree qualified


§  Experience of developing and maintaining web sites, databases and social media.

§  Experience of online marketing

§  Experience of budget management.


§   Experience of implementing and complying with administrative policies, systems and procedures in a previous role


§  To have native digital comms experience and to understand and appreciate that communications is heading in a digital direction (particularly mobile).

§  To have a good understanding of the technology behind web and social platforms.

§  To have a good understanding of social media channels and of content creation for those.

§  To have good contacts, or the ability to foster those, among power users of social media channels.


§  Understanding of angling


§  To be a strong storyteller and to understand that stories are what people engage with, not channels.

§  To be able to generate strong creative ideas for content across all channels: radio, TV, online, print.

§  Ability to manage own work programme.

§  Excellent administrative skills

§  A strong communicator at all levels and good interpersonal skills

§  Proven ability to build positive strong internal and external relationships

§  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

§  Ability to work to tight deadlines

§  To be able use a video camera and to edit and upload video files.


§  Self assured, confident and capable

§  Ability to work on own initiative

§  Highly motivated and an influential team member





Further information can be obtained from the Marketing & Communications Manager - Paul Sharman, on

Applicants should complete an application form and diversity monitoring form (available at the bottom of this page) and send them marked “Personal” to David Pomfret, Angling Trust, Strelley Hall, Strelley, Nottingham NG8 6PE or via email to

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st July 2014.


Trustee with Finance & Investment Management Expertise

Voluntary position, but travel expenses paid. 10 days per year.

Fish Legal is a membership association which takes legal action throughout the UK on behalf of its 1,000 member angling clubs and fishery owners if their waters are affected by pollution or other damage, and also offers these members free legal advice. It is supported by subscription income from clubs, fisheries and 13,500 individual members. Fish Legal has accumulated a substantial fighting fund over the last 65 years, to support the legal costs of cases, which is held by an investment company. Over that time, Fish Legal has successfully settled thousands of claims on behalf of its members and only lost four `cases. In England, Fish Legal acts as the legal arm of the Angling Trust, with which it has a close and permanent partnership agreement.

The Chairman of Fish Legal is seeking a volunteer with in-depth experience of finance and investment management to join the Committee (i.e. the Board) which has oversight of the management of the organisation, and to be a non-executive Director of our investment company. We are particularly looking for an individual who is committed to the aims of the organisation, but who also has professional experience of finance and investment management at a senior level. Knowledge of corporation tax management would be an advantage.

The Committee meets four times a year, usually in London during the working week, and has an annual AGM, usually held on a Saturday in the autumn. There would be up to five days’ additional work each year in between meetings.

Anyone interested in this role should initially contact the Chief Executive Mark Lloyd for an informal discussion via or by telephoning the office on 01568 620447.

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0844 7700616 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) | Fax: 0115 9061 251
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