Angling Trust Vacancies

Grants and Fundraising Officer

Salary:  £30,000 to £35,000 pa pro rata (subject to experience)
Hours:  30 to 37½ hours per week
Term:  Permanent
Location:  Home-based
Reports to:  Head of Finance

The Angling Trust is seeking a highly motivated and talented grant bid-writing and fundraising professional to develop new income streams to support the work of the National Governing Body, one of the country’s largest participation sports and a leading environmental NGO.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of generating grant income from multiple sources. Ideally you will have a passion for angling, conservation and the water environment, but this is not essential.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the successful candidate will develop donation and legacy income as well as identifying and securing suitable grant-based opportunities related to our core areas of delivery. This role will focus on outbound activity and require experience in both face to face and remote communications, identifying new opportunities and building strong pipelines of new opportunities. Experience of managing donations and legacies with high-net-worth individuals, charities, foundations, trusts and the wider public will be necessary.

The organisation has an ambitious new strategy and has experienced significant growth in recent years – this newly created role will play a key part in delivering the strategic aims. The programmes you will be working on will have huge impacts across multiple areas including education, sustainability, social mobility and environmental protection in saltwater and freshwater environments. This is a role for someone who wants to make a big and meaningful difference.

The role will involve office and remote working and collaboration with colleagues across different divisions of the organisations. This may include a degree of evening and weekend working on occasion and attendance at events as a representative of Angling Trust.

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.

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 can be downloaded here.

To apply for the role, please complete an Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and send to to Stuart Sharp, Head of Delivery, at [email protected]

Download an Application Form

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Closing date: June 5th, 2023

Start date: July, 2023

Catchwise Recreational Fisheries Field Surveyors

Important Notice: Surveyors will be commissioned on a self-employed basis and required to provide their own unique tax number to secure a contract to deliver the survey elements of the Catchwise project.

Remuneration: You will receive £100-£120 per working day.

About the project:

Catchwise will be the biggest single study of sea angling undertaken for over a decade. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely together with the recreational fisheries sector and other stakeholders within marine management. The post forms part of the Catchwise project funded through the Fisheries Science Industry Partnership (FISP) and will involve collaboration with the projects partners, Substance and Cefas.

The aim of this research is to deliver a site-based, face-to-face survey of shore anglers and those fishing from private boats and kayaks across England and Wales. Surveying will be delivered by 10 contractor surveyors and up to 150 volunteer citizen scientists to assist with the research which aims to enhance partnerships between research and the recreational fishing sector.

About the role:

The Angling Trust is seeking a team of highly motivated, organised and experienced individuals who have experience in face-to-face surveying to deliver a nationwide research project – Catchwise. There are 10 freelance/self-employed contracts available across England and Wales: Cornwall, Devon & Severn, East of England, Kent & Essex, North East of England, North West of England, Northumberland, South of England, Sussex and Wales. Expressions of interest are welcome across all regions.

Prior experience in scientific or social science surveying would be desirable.  Good communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with other members of the research team are essential. Responsibilities include conducting face-to-face, site-based surveys which will be randomly allocated to you throughout a designated region. Survey data will be entered via online survey app which Substance will manage. Other responsibilities will include liaising with the local angling community, project coordinator and volunteer teams, attending training sessions, and reporting your activities to a central system.

The ideal candidate will be able to join the team from late May 2023 and early June for two training days; pilot fieldwork in June and be available for onsite surveying throughout the survey period of July 2023 – June 2024.

The posts are for self-employed contractors and will therefore be responsible for their own tax, national insurance and pension contributions.

Contractors will need to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of their contract with the Angling Trust.

Full training will be provided, but previous experience and knowledge of face-to-face survey techniques are essential. Use of own car is essential, as is a willingness to travel long distances on occasions, work some weekends and occasional unsociable hours.

For more information please download the contract specification.

Enquiries should be sent to Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns [email protected]

Please forward a copy of your CV with a cover letter by email.

Applications should be submitted to Stuart Sharp, Head of Delivery, [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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