The Angling Trust announced today its intention to recruit staff to 6 new posts as part of its plans to merge with the Angling Development Board in April.  The Trust is looking for committed, enthusiastic new team members to help recruit thousands of new anglers to the sport, and to membership of the Angling Trust. 

The new posts are: an Angling Coaching Manager (salary £30,000) and five Regional Officers (salary £22,000 to £25,000) located in the South West, South East and London, Eastern England, West Midlands and the North East regions respectively. 

Funding from Sport England, totalling £1.56million over 4 years, has created the opportunity for these new posts to be created, which will be a crucial part of the Angling Trust’s strategy for increasing the number and diversity of people taking up the sport and working with angling clubs, fisheries and county sports partnerships to encourage people to keep fishing.  The regional officers will help bring in additional resources at a regional and local level to help Angling Trust member clubs recruit more junior members.

The Regional Officers will also act as a point of contact in each region for Angling Trust member clubs, commercial fisheries, consultatives and individual anglers to raise their concerns about environmental and other issues affecting fishing.  The Angling Trust will take action wherever possible to address these issues.

More information about the new posts and the work of the Angling Trust and the Angling Development Board can be found on the web site at www.anglingtrust.net (click on Job Vacancies for a job description and details of how to apply).  A job pack including a job description and application form can be obtained from the Angling Development Board by emailing: info@anglingdevelopmentboard.org.uk.

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