Vacancy – Angling Scotland Operations Manager

Operations Manager

3 days per week, based Kinross

Salary £38k – £42k pro rata

This is an exciting time to join the newly formed Angling Scotland Ltd and help shape the future for the varied sport of angling in Scotland. Angling

Scotland will bring together the voice, the administration and the memberships of the Scottish Anglers National Association Limited, Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling and Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers from our base in Kinross, Fife.

Angling, in all its forms, is the largest participation sport in Scotland with an estimated 250,000 participants enjoying a lifetime of engagement. Angling is ideally suited to the Scottish landscape, has a key role to play in developing an active, healthy population and is economically important, not least to the tourism industry. The discipline governing bodies offer pathways from grass roots introduction to world championship level competition.

Sound and effective governance, particularly in the areas of management and communications, are crucial to the success of the new organisation. Work with other essential stakeholders to establish a national structure to support the growth of angling participation is also key. The role offers both brand new challenges and the chance to maximise the potential of some excellent programmes already in existence.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Operations Manager will play a key role in launching Angling Scotland Ltd and establishing it’s voice in the sporting landscape.

For more information about the role please contact Fiona McNeilly on 07711 311990 or Full job description and application form available below.

Closing date 5pm, Tuesday 19th September

Interviews expected w/c 2nd October 2017

Job Description


Welcome to Angling Scotland

Angling Scotland is a new administrative body offering opportunity, support, protection and effective governance to Anglers in Scotland, combining the forces of the Scottish governing bodies for Coarse, Game and Sea Angling and their members.

Angling Scotland will support the development and infrastructure of angling for all three disciplines leaving the governing bodies (SANA, SFCA and SFSA) in their current constitutional formats to focus on the management and representation of their own discipline specific matters, retaining affiliation to their respective international federations.

The Board of Directors will be lead by an independent chairman, Ian Robertson and the board will initially comprise one representative of the discipline governing bodies. Individual and club members will retain membership of their discipline specific body, but will automatically become members of Angling Scotland.

Initially, Angling Scotland will have two part-time staff members, based out of offices in Kinross.

In Autumn 2017, Angling Scotland presented its strategy 2017 – 2021, setting out the following key objectives:-

  • To offer strategic guidance and enable key partnerships
  • To encourage participation through the member network
  • To facilitate the management of regulations of the sport disciplines
  • To establish single codes of ethics, equality, inclusion, protection of vulnerable groups
  • To educate coaches and leaders
  • To develop pathways into angling in Scotland
  • To support the training of participants
  • To generate and manage Angling Scotland investments