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Chair, Angling Trust

Remuneration: Legitimate and reasonable out of pocket expenses only
Location: Home based (meetings held primarily in London)
Time commitment: Approx. 3 days per month, including approx.15 meetings per year:

  • 4 x Angling Trust Board meetings
  • 4 x Fish Legal Committee meetings
  • 1 x Annual General Meeting
  • Sub-committees as required

Fishing is one of the country’s largest participation sports and, as the National Governing Body in England, the Angling Trust represents anglers of all disciplines.

Our mission is to fight for fish, fishing and the environment, creating opportunities for all within society to experience fishing in a healthy aquatic world.

Following the successful nine-year tenure of current Chair George Stephenson, who will be stepping down in 2022, the Angling Trust has begun the process of seeking his replacement.

As the new Chair, we will be looking for the successful applicant to help embed our inclusivity strategy, encouraging all within society to experience fishing.

We are seeking an individual who can continue to build and grow on our successes, increasing our membership and influence, widening participation and increasing diversity within our organisation and sport.

The Chair will also take an active role in championing environmental best practice and develop partnerships with donors, funders and their NGO counterparts in support of the environmental objectives of the organisation.

He or she will also serve as a member of the Fish Legal Committee and must be willing and eligible to act as a Director of the A.C.A. Trustee Company Limited.

A Recruitment Pack for people interested in the role can be downloaded here.

The Recruitment Process

All application enquiries should be directed to: [email protected] and marked ‘Chair Vacancy’.

Applications are invited via an Applicant Information Form which can be downloaded here. Please also complete an Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded here.

If you would like an informal discussion with the current Chair prior to applying for the role, please contact [email protected] to make the arrangements.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and if you require any additional support to enable your application, please let us know.

The deadline for applications is 16th November 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial interview on 30th November 2021 with the Nomination Committee, and potentially a second interview with the wider Board in February 2022. The successful candidate will shadow the outgoing Chair at the May 2022 Board meeting and following a handover period will be appointed to an initial three-year term, commencing August 2022, with an option of two further three-year terms. A full induction pack will be provided.

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Salary: £29,200 plus contributory pension
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Term: Fixed term, minimum 2-year contract
Location: Homeworker
Reports to: Head of Campaigns

The Angling Trust is seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to support the development and implementation of its policy and advocacy strategies across its freshwater and marine campaigns.  The role will be instrumental in representing the views of angling in a range of fora and will underpin the campaigning proposition the Trust offers to its members.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the development of policy that has an impact on public policy and/or the corporate policies and investment plans of companies and sectors.  A track record in working collaboratively with other organisations and experience of advocacy work at a senior government level is required for this role. Ideally, you will have a passion for angling and/or the water environment.

A key objective for the successful candidate will be to:

  • Develop policy and advocacy position to support the Trust campaigns with a particular focus on freshwater;
  • Assess new legislative, regulations etc. against the priorities and objectives of the Angling Trust to ensure anglers’ interests are being represented and protected;
  • Represent the Trust and angling interests on various joint NGO and government bodies such as Wildlife and Countryside Link, Blueprint for Water, Missing Salmon Alliance, Defra Sea Angling Forum, etc; and
  • Proactively communicate policy and advocacy work, and its benefits to angling and the environment to target audiences.

The Angling Trust is the united representative organisation for marine and freshwater angling in England and Wales.  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 can be downloaded here.

All applicants should download and complete an Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and send them to [email protected]

Closing date: Thursday 28 October 2021. Interviews are likely to be held in week commencing Monday 8 November 2021.

Start date: November/December 2021.

Miscellaneous: the postholder will be provided with use of a laptop computer and mobile phone. Business expenses may be reclaimed in accordance with our policies.

Enquiries to: Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns. [email protected]

Legal Campaigns Officer – Fish Legal

Salary: £29,200 plus contributory pension
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Location: Homeworker/Leominster
Reports to: Fish Legal Head of Practice

Fish Legal is a not-for-profit membership association which promotes and encourages the conservation and sustainable management of UK rivers, lakes and other freshwater bodies, estuarine and coastal waters and the role of angling within this.  We use the law to fight pollution and other damage and threats to the water environment.

We are seeking a legal campaigner to work with our in-house legal team (under the direction of the Head of Practice) to build successful campaigns around our legal cases. Your work will be key to providing context for our legal actions, demonstrating and communicating the impact of our work. This is a new role which sits within a wider strategy of raising Fish Legal’s profile and expanding its reach and visibility.

The successful applicant will have a strong belief in the power of legal activism.  You will need to also have a passion for conservation, fisheries, environmental justice and healthy water environments, with a particular interest in freshwater.  The position would suit a law graduate or a graduate in Environmental Science or an equivalent degree which included the study of environmental law.

Fish Legal is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across our organisation and our membership. 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.

A full Job Description can be downloaded here.

All applicants should download and complete an Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and send them to [email protected]

Closing date: Thursday 28 October 2021. Interviews are likely to be held in week commencing Monday 8 November 2021.

Start date: November/December 2021.

Miscellaneous: the postholder will be provided with use of a laptop computer and mobile phone. Mileage may be reclaimed along with other out of pocket expenses on a monthly basis.

Enquiries to: Penny Gane, Head of Practice, [email protected]