Angling Development Officer

Location Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Parc, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall PL17 8PH
Salary £20k - £26k
Closes August 14, 2019
  • 18-month contract – Grade 3 (Salary range £20k – £26k)
  • Reportable to: Head of Fisheries and River Management

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is a small environmental charity that works across the region to improve our rivers and watercourse for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, water company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that drains them. If you would like to help us deliver this remit working from our office in Stoke Climsland, this might be the job for you.

To apply:

Send your CV and a one page covering letter by email clearly marked as applying for the job of Angling Development Officer to: For further information see West Country Rivers. If called for interview there will be the opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation on a river-management-related subject.

Submission by: 15th August  2019
Interviews on: 21st August 2019

Job Description:

Funder:  This position is under the Water for Growth project funded through the European Structural Investment Funds as part of the European Regional Development Funds
Role:  Enthusiasm for angling, and especially game fishing will be important for the successful applicant.   The work will include an emphasis on managing the development of a mobile app so experience in this area would be a significant advantage.   The successful candidate will also undertake habitat work on rivers, write angling related text, and carry out office-based reporting; so an engaging written style and enthusiasm for the outdoors is essential.
Essential pre-requisites:  Must have a full and clean driving licence for driving in the UK and own a vehicle for use for work.  Educated to graduate degree level in a relevant subject.  Must be legally allowed to live and work in the UK.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Mobile app development management
  2. River-based ecological survey work
  3. Carrying out riparian and in-river improvements
  4. Coordination with the wider team, especially fisheries related work, and co-delivery of project outputs
  5. Project reporting
  6. Writing of promotional text
  7. Organisation, administration and work in relation to site specific activities linked to projects
  8. Monitoring and reporting on activities and providing relevant management information
  9. Liaise and attend meetings with other departments or organisations as necessary
  10. Public speaking at educational events or project meetings
  11. Attend training and develop relevant knowledge and skills
  12. Other tasks as can be reasonably expected by the management of the trust


Term:  The position is a 18 month fixed term contract in including a 6 month trial period and the possibility of a permanent contract in the future.

Desirable pre-requisites:

  • A 2-1 or higher degree in ecology or a relevant degree course is desired
  • Some experience in fisheries management is an advantage
  • Experience of design, online sales, marketing and customer relations would be an asset to the role
  • The successful candidate should be a motivated and communicative individual with a clear focus on angling and a passion for our freshwater environment
  • The position will require travel
  • Applicants should be fully conversant in standard office software; Adobe suite and it would be a significant advantage to have experience of mobile app design and web development

Further information:

  • The post carries a six-month trial period with opportunity for training.
  • The role is office and site based but the opportunity to work from home may be granted on occasion at supervisor’s discretion.
  • The position requires a 37.5 hour working week.  Some flexibility is applied to working hours.
  • Training will be provided for specific survey techniques such as electrofishing.
  • Lone working will be required at times and some visits and liaison with a variety of contractors and fisheries managers may be necessary.
  • This position is under the Water for Growth project funded through the European Regional Development Fund

Angling Development Officer

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