Angling Trust Vacancies

Competitions Administrative Assistant

Salary: £21,160pa plus contributory pension
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Location: Ilkeston
Reports to: Senior Competitions Administrator

The Angling Trust is seeking a motivated and experienced person to work in our Competitions team to provide administrative support alongside our Senior Competitions Administrator and working with our Head of Competitions and our Competition Development Managers, including dealing with the administration, financial recording, monitoring and reporting of our domestic angling competitions and national angling teams.

The successful candidate will have some experience of working in a team environment, providing administrative support to customers or members, as well as to colleagues.

The Angling Trust’s Competitions team is responsible for:

  • Managing the development and administration of domestic, national and international competitions and events
  • Financial recording, monitoring and reporting of domestic competitions and national teams
  • Providing administrative support for Competitions Committees and the England national teams
  • Office-based administration of the Angling Trust’s competitive event programme
  • Liaison with competitions volunteers across game, coarse and sea angling
  • Supporting the marketing and communications of competitions

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body in England, representing fishing, one of the country’s largest participation sports. We are a not-for-profit organisation with a mission is to fight for fish, fishing and the environment, creating opportunities for all within society to experience fishing in a healthy aquatic world. It is joined in a collaborative and co-operative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK.

The Angling Trust is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across our organisation, our membership and our sport. We particularly encourage applications from women and people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are currently under-represented within our organisation. We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements. We are members of the Sporting Equals Charter and we are actively participating in the Sport England sponsored Inclusive Employers development programme.

A full Job Description is available here.

All applicants should complete an Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and email to Stuart Sharp, Head of Delivery, [email protected] and Kelly Latimer, Senior Competitions Administrator, [email protected]

Download an Application Form.

Download an Equality Monitoring Form.

Start date: November/December 2022.

Miscellaneous: The postholder will be provided with use of a desktop computer. Business expenses may be reclaimed in accordance with our policies.

Should you have any enquiries please contact: Kelly Latimer, Senior Competitions Administrator – [email protected]


England Sea Angling Volunteer Opportunity –

England Ladies Shore Team Manager (Marine)

The team manager will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the 2023 England Ladies Shore team, which will include:

  • Leading the England ladies shore team at the 2023 SALC Home Nations event and the 2023 FIPS-Mer World Shore Championships in France.
  • Participating in the selection of anglers for the England Ladies Shore team squad and team.
  • Organising and leading practice sessions and squad development sessions as required.
  • Working closely with Competitions team colleagues and any sub-committees on the submission of team entries into events and in making the necessary travel arrangements as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinating safeguarding and compliance matters for the England Ladies Shore team, including completion of International Angler Agreements, being first point of contact at events, reporting any safeguarding or similar concerns, ensuring all anglers are aware of their obligations in regards to anti-doping requirements.
  • Managing any delegated budgets and working closely with Competitions team colleagues to identify and secure sponsorship opportunities, fulfil any sponsorship obligations and lead fundraising efforts.
  • Attending virtual and in-person meetings with Angling Trust Competitions colleagues (staff and volunteers) as required.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Extensive experience of high-level competitive sea angling, including shore angling, with demonstrable experience of excellent angling competence.
  • Licensed angling coach or willing to undertake the training to become a licensed angling coach (a bursary towards the costs may be available).
  • Exceptional people management and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Awareness of anti-doping regulations or a commitment to become familiar with the WADA and UKAD policies, to which all England anglers must adhere.

This role is an unpaid volunteer position reporting to the Competitions team.

The successful candidate will need to be available to attend, at least, the 2023 SALC Home Nations competition in Stornaway from 23rd to 30th June 2023 and the FIPS-Mer World Shore Championships in France in 2023 (date and location to be confirmed). The manager will also need to attend any trial or practice sessions.

As the National Governing Body for angling in England, the Angling Trust manage the England teams competing in World, European and Home Nation competitions including the CIPS FIPS-Mer World and SALC Home Internationals events. As part of a wider review of our competitions framework, these roles are initially for limited duration.

Applications should be submitted to Kelly Latimer, Senior Competitions Administrator, either by email to [email protected] or by post to Angling Trust Competitions Team, The Old Police Station, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston DE7 5GF.



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