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Angling Trust Vacancies

Non-Executive Director

About The Angling Trust

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 its 1,300 member angling clubs and fisheries throughout the UK.

The 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.

The Angling Trust is the unified representative organisation for coarse, game and sea angling in England and Wales. It has a wide ranging role which includes:

  • Campaigning and lobbying to protect the water environment, fish stocks and anglers’ rights
  • Promoting participation in angling, particularly to under-represented groups and people from deprived backgrounds
  • Organising competitions at a national and international level

As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust seeks government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. It develops programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. It protects the rights of all anglers to do what they love most.

The Trust (together with its closely-linked organisation Fish Legal) currently turns over about £2.5m each year, which is expected to increase due to wide ranging initiatives over the next five years.

Role specification

The Non-Executive Director will work with the Chief Executive and other Non-Executive Directors in guiding the strategic direction of the Angling Trust and in delivering the annually-agreed business plan.

It is expected that in order to achieve success the Non-Executive Director will:

  • Help to establish effective communication between Angling Trust and members and potential members
  • Be available for meetings where required with Angling Trust stakeholders and partners on agreed issues
  • Support the Angling Trust national and regional staff on communicating policy to members, prospects and stakeholders
  • Work with the CEO to provide progress and update reports to the Angling Trust Board
  • Keep updated with the latest developments in the agreed field including an understanding of the role of local, county and national partners in providing support for Angling Trust activities
  • Positively promote the work of the Angling Trust amongst the angling community

Person specification

The Angling Trust is seeking to appoint one or two new Non-Executive Directors to expand the Board which will steer the organisation through the next stage of expansion and development.

The successful candidate(s) will be keenly interested in issues affecting angling and the water environment. In addition, they will have the following:


Board or senior executive experience: The successful candidate will have experience at board or senior executive level in a similar-sized commercial or voluntary sector organisation


Marketing / communications / public relations experience: In order to provide strategic guidance to the executive regarding the acquisition and retention of members and raising awareness of the work of the Trust, the ideal candidate will have experience of any of the following:

  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Public relations

The Trust is keen to increase the gender and racial diversity of the Board. All appointments will be made on merit following a fair and transparent process.

Board composition

George Stephenson - Chair
Mark Lloyd - Chief Executive
Nigel Haywood
Tim Macpherson
Sarah Collins
Richard Vincent
George Graham
Yvonne Webb
Peter Neale
Chris Mills
Mark Summerfield


This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated. Legitimate and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses are payable.


This process is being run in-house by the organisation. Applications will be viewed by them without edits. We therefore advise applicants to avoid using ‘see CV’ or ‘please call me to discuss further’ in your application as it may restrict your chances of successfully progressing to the next round.

Please complete the application form and equity monitoring form and send to

Download Application Form

Download Equity Monitoring Form

Questions & Feedback

In the event you have any questions or feedback about the way the role or your application has been handled, please contact

Role timetable

  • Deadline for applications: 23rd June
  • Candidates can expect to be contacted by: 7th July
  • Candidates can expect the process to be completed by: 31st August
  • Interviews will be conducted in London: date tbc

Personal Assistant to the Acting Chief Executive
6-month contract (July-December 2019) - may be extended
20 hours per week (Mon-Fri, 10 am - 2 pm)
£14 per hour, plus contributory pension

The Angling Trust is the national representative body for angling in England and Wales. It is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association that uses the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, organised and professional individual to join the Angling Trust and Fish Legal as Personal Assistant to the acting Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will be able to prioritise workloads and be comfortable working under minimal supervision.

You will be a strong communicator and have good interpersonal skills. You will have experience of IT systems and the use of Excel, Word, Sharepoint and databases and be able to work to tight deadlines. You will be expected to gain a basic understanding of the workloads of senior colleagues and may be asked to provide some administrative support to members of the senior management team.

This is a rewarding and varied job where you will enjoy working with a small, friendly and dedicated team who share your passion for delivering an extremely high standard of work to our members.

You can expect day to day tasks to include:

• Responding to emails in a timely and professional manner

• Letter and report writing

• Creating excel spreadsheets and generally assisting the finance team

• Diary management, making hotel and travel bookings

• Attending meetings, note-taking and follow up actions

• Providing assistance with general administrative duties, filing etc.

• Helping with procurement and confidential staff matters

• Ensuring Board and Committee requirements are met

Applicants should complete an application form and diversity monitoring form and send them marked “Personal” to Roland Caley, Angling Trust, The Old Police Station, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GF or via email to

Closing date for applications is 24th June 2019. Interviews to be held 27th June 2019. We may close the recruitment early depending on applications.

Download Job Description and Personal Specification

Download Application Form

Download Diversity Monitoring Form

  • If you wish to volunteer to work for the Angling Trust please complete the application form below.

Team England Fly Fishing (TEFF)

Team England Fly Fishing has a number of opportunities for volunteers to help support the delivery of competitive fly fishing activities, positions include;

  • Rivers International Coordinator

  • Coaching & Development Manager

To understand more about each of the roles above please download the relevant pdf at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to discuss any of these roles in more detail please contact Senior Competitions & Talent Manager Ben Thompson via email at

You will also find an application form, guidance notes and equality monitoring form at the bottom of this page. You can find out more about volunteering with the Angling Trust by clicking here and view our Volunteer Handbook here

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
Calls to our 0343 number are charged at the same rate as normal landline numbers.
Office hours are Mon - Thu 9.00-5.00 and Fri 4.30. Please leave a message if you call outside these hours or email us.
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