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Non-Executive Director, Fish Legal.
Voluntary role – 10 days per year.
Travel expenses payable.

Fish Legal is a unique, unincorporated, not-for-profit membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its 1,300 member angling clubs and fisheries throughout the UK. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative body for angling and both organisations are supported jointly by 12,000 individual members.

Founded in 1948 as the Anglers’ Co-operative Association, Fish Legal’s work is focused on protecting the water environment and seeking compensation for its members whose waters are polluted or damaged in other ways. This not only provides funds for habitat restoration but it also presents a credible deterrent to polluters. Fish Legal is a co-operative organisation that draws its strength from a wide membership to protect each and every member. It has a substantial fighting fund that enables it to fight cases against water companies and other large corporations and employs a team of six lawyers in-house.

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

We are seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors due to the retirement of current postholders to steer the organisation through the next stage of expansion and development. You are likely to have experience at board or senior executive level in similar-sized commercial or voluntary sector organisations and, ideally, be keenly interested in issues affecting the water environment and angling. We are keen to increase the gender and racial diversity of the board and are particularly seeking candidates with experience of any of the following: financial and investment management, membership organisations and business strategy.

This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated. It involves attending four meetings a year in London, with preparation and occasional additional meetings and e-mails.

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 outlining why they are interested in these roles and what they would bring to Fish Legal, along with a current CV, marked “Personal” to Mark Lloyd, by e-mail or post to: Fish Legal, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, HR6 8DQ.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2018.


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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