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Angling Trust Vacancies

Non-Executive Director, Fish Legal.
Voluntary role – 10 days per year.
Travel expenses payable.

Fish Legal is 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. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative body for angling and both organisations are supported jointly by 12,000 individual members.

Founded in 1948 as the Anglers’ Co-operative Association, Fish Legal’s work is focused on protecting the water environment and seeking compensation for its members whose waters are polluted or damaged in other ways. This not only provides funds for habitat restoration but it also presents a credible deterrent to polluters. Fish Legal is a co-operative organisation that draws its strength from a wide membership to protect each and every member. It has a substantial fighting fund that enables it to fight cases against water companies and other large corporations and employs a team of six lawyers in-house.

Additionally, we give advice to our club and fishery owner members on many day-to-day non-contentious issues connected to their fishing interests including leases, fishing rights, planning applications, dredging and abstraction.

We are seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors due to the retirement of current postholders to steer the organisation through the next stage of expansion and development. 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 the water environment and angling. We are keen to increase the gender and racial diversity of the board and are particularly seeking candidates with experience of any of the following: financial and investment management, membership organisations and business strategy.

This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated. It involves attending four meetings a year in London, with preparation and occasional additional meetings and e-mails.

A job description can be downloaded here

Further information can be obtained from the current Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd at Applicants should send a covering letter outlining why they are interested in these roles and what they would bring to Fish Legal, along with a current CV, marked “Personal” to Mark Lloyd, by e-mail or post to: Fish Legal, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, HR6 8DQ.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 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

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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