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Chairman, Fish Legal

Voluntary role – 2 day per month (on average)
Travel expenses payable

Fish Legal is an unincorporated, not-for-profit membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative and governing body for angling in England. Joint membership packages with the Angling Trust are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.

Fish Legal’s work not only punishes polluters and others who damage our members’ fisheries but also presents a credible deterrent because they know that we have the expertise and funds to pursue them through the courts if need be. Ours is a genuinely co-operative organisation that draws its strength from a wide membership to protect each and every member.

Additionally, we give advice to our club and fishery owner members on many of their day-to-day non-contentious issues connected to their fishing interests, including leases, fishing rights, planning applications, dredging, abstraction and many other issues.

With the planned retirement of the current post holder, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the association through the next stage of expansion and development. The successful candidate will be a strategic leader and possess keen commercial acumen. You will have experience at board level in similar sized commercial or voluntary sector organisations and, ideally, be familiar with issues affecting the water environment and their management. Ideally, you will have some knowledge or experience of litigation and legal case management in the UK. This is a volunteer role, it is not remunerated and the Chair is expected to commit approximately 2 days per month on average.

The successful applicant will need to be eligible to hold a directorship of a UK limited company.

A job description can be downloaded here

Further information can be obtained from the current Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd at Applicants should send a covering letter, along with a current CV, marked “Personal” to Georgina Miller, Fish Legal, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, HR6 8DQ, or by email to

Closing date for this post is 1st July 2016


Fish Legal is always interested in hearing from individuals who support our environmental aims and/or have a particular interest in our legal work.   Whilst we are unable to offer renumeration  individuals can gain valuable experience from time spent in our office.   There are opportunities to get involved in all aspects of our work which could include liaising with members, case research, handling telephone enquiries, working on media relations and website content.

If you are interested in volunteering at our Leominster office please contact or telephone 01568 620447 to discuss opportunities.

Contact: Fish Legal - Eastwood House | 6 Rainbow Street | Leominster | HR6 8DQ | Tel: 01568 620447

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