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England Sea Angling Volunteer Opportunities

The Angling Trust are seeking applications for three volunteers to support our sea angling England teams. These are:

  • England Ladies Shore Team Manager (Marine)
  • England Men’s Boat Team Selector (Marine) x 2

All of these roles are unpaid volunteer positions. The roles will report to the Competitions team.

The successful candidate for the England Ladies Shore team role 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.

The successful candidates for the England Men’s Boat team selector roles will need to be available to attend at least one selection event scheduled for 5th and 6th November 2022 in Weymouth.

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.

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.

England Men’s Boat Selector (Marine) x2

The boat selectors will work as part of a wider selection team to identify those anglers to be put forward for selection for the 2023 England Seniors World Boat team. The selector’s role will include:

  • Attending selection (trial and practice) events in late 2022 and observing and reporting back (to the England Boat team manager) on the angling ability of the participants at those selection events.
  • Supporting the current England Seniors World Boat team manager with a fair, accurate and honest review of each angler’s performance at the selection events.
  • To provide any technical angling input or regional angling insight or knowledge as may be required.
  • 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 boat angling, with demonstrable experience of excellent angling competence.
  • Exceptional observation skills and the ability to accurately assess and report back on performance in an unbiased and factual manner.

The Angling Trust is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across our organisation, our membership and our sport. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race or colour.

Applications will be determined on the applicant’s experience in sea angling and their competence for the role. The appointment process may include a virtual or in-person interview.

Applications must be provided in writing and include a cv detailing the experience and achievements in the sea angling boat competition arena and how they meet the role criteria detailed above. Please clearly mark the application as being for LADIES SHORE MANAGER or MENS BOAT SELECTOR.

Applications should be submitted to Kelly Latimer, Senior Competitions Administrator, either by email to [email protected] by 4th September 2022 or by post to Angling Trust Competitions Team, The Old Police Station, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston DE7 5GF to arrive before 5th September 2022.


Communications Manager – Enforcement

Salary: £30,000 pro rata plus contributory pension
Hours: Part time – 18.75 hours per week
Term: Fixed term to 31st March 2023 with possibility of extension
Location: Homeworker with option to be office based
Reports to: Head of Marketing & Communications

The Angling Trust, working in collaboration with the Environment Agency, is seeking a highly motivated individual who has a flair for communication, an understanding of social media campaigns and passion to work in the angling sector. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of an effective fisheries enforcement communications strategy across all our communication channels.

This role will support the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS) and National Enforcement Manager (NEM) to develop and implement an effective communications strategy, working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Police.

This role will deliver against targets within the new NASS2 contract (National Angling Strategic Services Contract Two – 2019-2023), working in partnership with the Environment Agency and is funded by rod licence sales.

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 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.

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]

Download an Application Form.

Download an Equality Monitoring Form.

Closing date: Monday, 22nd August 2022 (9am). The Angling Trust reserves the right to close this application early.

Should you have any enquiries please contact John Cheyne, Head of Marketing & Communications [email protected]

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