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Angling Trust Vacancies

Head of Campaigns
Up to £45,000 p.a. - depending on experience
Full-time / Permanent (37.5 hours)
Post reference: HOC18

The Angling Trust is seeking a new full-time Head of Campaigns following our successful bid for Esmée Fairbairn Foundation funding. This role is vital to strengthen and lead our campaigns team - giving us a greater impact for the benefit of fish and fishing. 

The post holder will report to the Chief Executive and join the Senior Management Team for the Angling Trust and Fish Legal, but will also work closely with Martin Salter, the current Head of Campaigns, who will continue in a part-time capacity as a contractor, but will take on a new role as the Angling Trust’s Chief Policy Advisor, concentrating on political advocacy, policy development and campaigns strategy.

We are seeking someone with a passion for restoring the water environment and fisheries, good technical knowledge, experience of working with the national and specialist media and the ability to produce impactful campaigns that lead to action by individuals and decision-makers.

The role will involve devising and leading the delivery of campaign strategies and plans and building alliances with other organisations in the angling and environmental NGO sectors. The successful candidate will also work closely with lawyers at Fish Legal to devise campaigns that lead to changes in policy and practice that protect and restore damaged marine and freshwater fish stocks. 

This role is part funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which is specifically focused on three priority campaigns to secure:

  1. new agricultural policies that benefit the water environment by reducing pollution, low flows and flooding caused by unsustainable farming practices;
  2. policy changes that move inshore fish stocks towards recovery by protecting fish, nursery areas and inshore habitats;
  3. greater restrictions on commercial fishing at sea to create more sustainable fish stocks.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation requires the Angling Trust to match fund the grant with income from membership subscriptions and other sources over the course of the next three years.  The Angling Trust is also working closely with WWF and The Rivers Trust on a partnership proposal to a number of other funders to expand further our capacity to advocate for urgent action to reverse the widespread decline in the aquatic environment over recent decades. 

The postholder will also be responsible for managing other campaigns run by the Angling Trust.

Location: Home-working, ideally midlands or London-based.  Attendance at internal meetings in London and the midlands will be required one or two days a month. 

Applications and further information

For more details and a job description please CLICK HERE. If you require further information about the role email judy.barson@anglingtrust.net.

To apply, please download and complete an application form and equality monitoring form and email to: judy.barson@anglingtrust.net or by post to: Judy Barson, Governance Manager, Angling Trust, The Old Police Office, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GF.

To read a copy of our application guidance notes, please click here

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th November 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018. 



Marketing Executive
£25,000 p.a.
Full-time / Permanent (37.5 hours)

The Angling Trust is seeking a highly motivated and experienced marketing executive to join our marketing team to assist in the development and implementation of marketing strategies to grow and retain individual, club and fishery memberships of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal.

Membership in most categories has grown significantly since the unification of angling organisations in 2009, but we are now seeking to build on this success and are particularly focused on growing individual membership numbers by 30% over the next two years.

Working with the Head of Marketing and teams across Angling Trust and Fish Legal, you will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a new membership marketing strategy, delivering the key objectives and recruitment targets in line with the business objectives and the existing budget available.

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.

Location: We will consider options including home working (ideally East or West Midlands) or based at the Leominster or Ilkeston offices of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal. The postholder will be required to attend events and meetings away from home, occasionally at weekends and to have use of their own car for transport.

For more details and a job description please CLICK HERE. If you require further information about the role email richard.morley@anglingtrust.net

To apply, please download and complete an application form and equality monitoring form and email to: richard.morley@anglingtrust.net or by post to: Richard Morley, Head of Marketing, Angling Trust, The Old Police Office, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GF.

The closing date for applications is October 31st, 2018.


  • 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 ben.thompson@anglingtrust.net

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) |
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