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Director with Finance Skills, Angling Trust

Voluntary role – 1 day per month (on average)
Travel expenses payable

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. 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. Joint membership packages with Fish Legal are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories. The Angling Trust and Fish Legal currently turn over about £2.8 million each year.

There is a vacancy on the Board for a Director with financial expertise. The Board would like to appoint a director to oversee Angling Trust’s accounting functions and financial planning; working closely with the Chief Executive and the Head of Finance and Business to formulate financial targets and strategies. We are seeking a strategic thinker who is ideally a qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification, with significant experience in finance at a senior management level.

There are quarterly Board meetings and each director usually sits on at least one committee, each committee sits quarterly. Board meetings are held alternately in London and the Midlands. Occasionally there will be a need to meet in the evenings or at weekends. This is a voluntary role; directors are not remunerated. However, out of pocket and travel expenses are payable for attending meetings.

Angling Trust is an equal opportunities employer. Angling Trust is keen to introduce additional independence to the Board of Directors and welcomes applications from people with no knowledge of fishing and would particularly welcome female, black and minority ethnic applicants so that we can better reflect the community we serve. An interest in sports development, membership organisations or environmental issues would be an advantage but is not essential.

A job description can be downloaded here

Further information can be obtained from the Chief Executive Mark Lloyd by email mark.lloyd@anglingtrust.net.

Applicants should download and complete an application form and send it, along with a current CV, marked “Personal” to Georgina Miller, Angling Trust, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ  or by email georgina.miller@anglingtrust.net.

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2016.



Chairman, Fish Legal

Voluntary role – 2 day per month (on average)
Travel expenses payable

Fish Legal is an unincorporated, not-for-profit membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative and governing body for angling in England. Joint membership packages with the Angling Trust are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.

Fish Legal’s work not only punishes polluters and others who damage our members’ fisheries but also presents a credible deterrent because they know that we have the expertise and funds to pursue them through the courts if need be. Ours is a genuinely co-operative organisation that draws its strength from a wide membership to protect each and every member.

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

With the planned retirement of the current post holder, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the association through the next stage of expansion and development. The successful candidate will be a strategic leader and possess keen commercial acumen. You will have experience at board level in similar sized commercial or voluntary sector organisations and, ideally, be familiar with issues affecting the water environment and their management. Ideally, you will have some knowledge or experience of litigation and legal case management in the UK. This is a volunteer role, it is not remunerated and the Chair is expected to commit approximately 2 days per month on average.

The successful applicant will need to be eligible to hold a directorship of a UK limited company.

A job description can be downloaded here

Further information can be obtained from the current Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd at mark.lloyd@fishlegal.net.  Applicants should send a covering letter, along with a current CV, marked “Personal” to Georgina Miller, Fish Legal, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ, or by email to georgina.miller@anglingtrust.net.

Closing date for this post is 1st July 2016



Angling Trust Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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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
Most calls to our 0844 number cost 7p per minute from landlines. Call charges to this number from mobile phones may vary depending on the service provider. If you prefer to call an alternative number please use 01568 620 447 to contact our Leominster Membership department.
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Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350

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