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Regional Officer (Yorks & Humber) - Homeworker

Contract  for Angling Trust Ltd in Yorkshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and professional individual to join our regional participation team.

As Regional Officer (Yorkshire & Humber) you will have a key role in increasing the numbers, diversity and frequency of angling participation within your region.This is a rewarding and varied job with excellent opportunity to develop your skills.

You will enjoy working with a small, friendly and dedicated team who share your passion for delivering an extremely high standard of work as well as passion for the outdoor environment.

We are seeking a competent individual who has excellent development and engagement skills. A good standard of education is important, ideally degree qualified or proven equivalent experience. You should also be used to working in a sports or similar development environment and able to work under pressure and prioritising your work to meet deadlines. Conscientious, self-motivated and able to engage with and motivate others, you will also be familiar with safe-guarding issues.

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body and unified representative organisation for coarse, game and sea angling in England. It is working for the future of angling through environmental, lobbying and education programmes, as well as delivering competitions, managing our national teams and developing commercial opportunities.

A detailed job description can be downloaded from the Vacancies section of the Angling Trust website at Further information can be obtained from the Head of Participation, Clive Copeland, on

Applicants should complete an application form and diversity monitoring form and send them marked “Personal” to David Pomfret, Angling Trust, Strelley Hall, Strelley, Nottingham NG8 6PE or via email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th September 2014 at 4pm. The recruitment process may close earlier if there is significant interest.


To increase the numbers, diversity and frequency of participation in angling within the region.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo increase the numbers, diversity and frequency of participation in angling within the region.

Lead the development and the implementation of Regional Angling Development Plans to deliver the National Angling Strategy objectives and Sport England funded targets. These will particularly relate to increasing:

The number and diversity of people participating in angling;

The number of anglers participating in angling once per week

Participation in the National Family Fishing campaign

National Fishing Month and Take a Friend Fishing

Membership of angling clubs and the Angling Trust;

The number, quality and diversity of active and licensed angling coaches;

The delivery of school club link and scouts programmes;

The number of volunteers involved in angling.

Establish and maintain structures to deliver the Regional Angling Development Plans including the support of established County Angling Action Groups and the formation of new ones.

Act as a regional point of contact for angling clubs, consultative, fisheries and tackle shops.

Assist with the marketing and promotion of the Angling Trust.

Undertake a regular audit of angling provision within the region.

Establish methods to review regularly and monitor the effectiveness of the regional programme and achievement of targets.

Support the delivery of coaching, leadership and volunteer education and training including the identification of Regional Coaching Centres.

Support the delivery of the England Talent Development pathway and Competition Plan in the region.

Identify and build suitable internal and external partnerships which widen the accessibility of angling and awareness of the Angling Trust within the region.

Access funding and resources to deliver the region’s share of the targets set out in the Angling Whole Sport Plan 2013 -17.

Liaise with key stakeholders and partners that can contribute to the delivery of the Regional Angling Development Plans. This includes regional committees of the Angling Trust, Regional Sport England Officers, Regional Sports Boards, County Sports Partnerships, the Environment Agency, Canal and Rivers Trust, Youth Sports Trust, sports coach UK, Skills Active, local authorities, clubs, commercial fisheries and other organisations.

Strategically manage projects to achieve specific targets.

Promote and disseminate the Angling Trust objectives, policies and procedures throughout the region.

Contribute to the implementation of the Equality Standards.

Establish a regional mechanism to deliver policies and procedures for the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Regularly meet with and support the work of the Head of Participation and the other Angling Trust Regional Officers to ensure progress towards achieving the Angling Whole Sport Plan 2013-17 participation targets and Environment agency funded outcomes.

Provide reports to the Head of Participation, partners and key stakeholders as required.

Any other reasonable tasks / duties required by the Head of Participation that fall within the remit of this job description.


Responsible to: The job-holder will report to the Head of Participation, who will conduct annual and interim reviews of performance against targets.

Location: The job-holder will be home-based, but must be able to attend meetings at the Angling Trust’s offices.

Salary: £22,000 pro rata per annum. Contributory stakeholder pension scheme. Salary is reviewed annually.

Start Date: October 2014

Working hours: 37 hours each week, with flexible working hours.

Holidays: 23 days (pro rata) leave plus Public Holidays. Time off in lieu may be accrued for weekend and significant evening working. 3 days annual leave must be taken between Christmas and the New Year.

Travel expenses: Expenses for business travel may be reclaimed at 45p per mile (up to 10,000 miles) or against receipts for public transport.

Term: Fixed term to 31 March 2017 with possibility of extension subject to funding. Please note that this role is co-funded by the Environment Agency and Sport England.

Job added on 17-09-2014