North West & North East.

Fisheries & Angling Technical Specialist - Canal and River Trust

Paul Coulson | July 24th 2021

Fisheries & Angling Technical Specialist

Advertised Salary: c.£34,500 inclusive of allowances

About Us

We are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays it’s part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Fisheries & Angling Technical Specialist to join our team, covering both the North West & North East.

The National Fisheries & Angling team provide expert technical expertise on all fisheries management matters, including overall responsibility for the technical management of the Trusts fisheriesmanagement framework term contract. This includes safeguarding the Trust’s responsibilities in relation to Fisheries and Environmental Law. The Fisheries & Angling Technical Specialist is responsible for day to day fisheries and angling management in their designated areas of responsibility, including local ‘Let’s Fish’ initiatives (

Location and coverage

The role will be based working from home, with the allocation of a nearby Hub for collaborative working in the North West or East.

This is a regional role and there will be an expectation that the successful candidate will be able travel to attend meetings or fieldwork throughout the regional waterway networks – a large concentration being in the North West.

The working arrangement would typically see weekly visits (av. 3 days a week) to sites.
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Most relevant regional hubs include: Leeds, Liverpool & Manchester.

About the role

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the development and subsequent implementation of national and local fisheries and angling strategies and action plans to protect, maintain, and where appropriate, enhance the condition of the Trust fisheries assets and their performance both for the customer and for the wider ecosystem services value that the Trusts fisheries provide.
  • To undertake the negotiation of financial terms and legal agreements with customer angling clubs and thereafter client manage day to day relationships with the customer club representatives including the health and wellbeing opportunities associated with the Trust’s Lets Fish angling participation work.
  • To provide professional fisheries management input into the fisheries and angling component of the Trusts Environmental Management System.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that data/information/registration of fisheries assets at regional level are maintained consistently in accordance with industry standards and are available to meet the Trust’s needs.
  • To undertake the day-to-day management of the Trust’s commercial fisheries located with the delegated geographical area to optimise angling income, customer satisfaction and health, wellbeing and user to supporter journey opportunities.
  • Contribute towards the national fisheries & angling team’s annual business plan and regional business plans.
  • Growing fisheries and angling volunteering regionally.
  • Ensuring that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promoting

    inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust’s policies and values.


Closing date 8th August

For full details or to apply visit the C&RT website