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Angling Trust Vacancies

Non-executive Director, Angling Trust
Voluntary role – 10 days per year
Travel expenses payable
Closing date: 21 June 2020

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body for angling in England and the representative body for all marine and freshwater anglers in England and Wales. It was formed in 2009 following a historic merger of several national angling bodies.

It is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a unique, unincorporated, not-for-profit membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of over 2,000 member angling clubs and fisheries throughout the UK.

The Angling Trust is funded by its members and external funding partners to campaign for the protection of the water environment and the rights of anglers. It provides membership benefits to individual anglers, clubs and fisheries including a wide range of competitions. It also delivers contracts for the Environment Agency and Sport England to contribute to the promotion of angling participation.

We are seeking to appoint two new Nominated Non-Executive Directors, to join the Board and help steer the organisation through the next stage of expansion and development. These roles are nominated from within our membership, by our membership, ensuring members have a clear voice on the Board and that our policies and strategies reflect the needs of the membership.

You are likely to have experience at board or senior executive level in similar-sized commercial or voluntary sector organisations and, ideally, be keenly interested in issues affecting angling and the water environment.  We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of the board and are also particularly seeking candidates with experience of any of the following: club or fishery management; fundraising; elite performance; volunteer support; sea angling.

These are voluntary roles and are not remunerated. It involves attending four meetings a year in London, with preparation and occasional additional meetings and e-mails.

Applicants may be called to meet with the Nomination Committee, ahead of their details being put forward for consideration by the Subscribing Members for nomination at the Annual General Meeting, 28 November 2020.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded here.

Further information can be obtained from the Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Cook via 

Applicants should be fully paid-up members of the Angling Trust.  A covering letter, full CV, short biography (max 300 words) and a nomination from a current paid-up Angling Trust member, should be marked “Personal” and sent to
Closing date for applications is 21 June 2020.

Team Manager
Sensas Team England U20’s

The Angling Trust are seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, motivated and knowledgeable volunteer to manage England’s Sensas U20’s World Team. Candidates should share Angling Trust’s goal to make England the number one nation in the world, a position Sensas U20’s have held since 2013, and uphold the tradition of nurturing talented young anglers and supporting their progression to senior level.

The manager of England’s U20’s team will be responsible for managing all aspects of the team activities including planning and delivery of trials, selecting and leading the team to compete in the annual FIPSed World Championships. They will work closely with the management of England’s U15 and U25 teams to ensure a seamless and coordinated pathway through the talent system.

The ideal candidate will possess experience of international angling as manager or angler, managing relationships with young people and adults, hold UKCC coaching qualifications or be committed to attaining qualifications following appointment.

Applications should be marked “Personal” and submitted by post to Sandra Johnson, Competitions Administration Manager, Angling Trust, The Old Police Station, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5GF or by email to

Please click here to download the role description.

A temporary manager will be in place for 2020 however we would like to appoint a permanent manager after the 2020 World Championships. Interested parties should contact Ben Thompson at to discuss in more detail.

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
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