Angling Scotland Limited (ASL) is looking to appoint an Independent Chairperson to replace the current Chair who is standing down.

ASL brings the Angling Sport Governing Bodies (SGBs) (SFCASFSA and SANA Ltd) together with a wide range of partners to engage with national and local government, Scottish GovernmentSportScotland, business, the voluntary sector and other key organisations, to shape, strengthen, promote and grow the sport of angling in Scotland.  ASL also develops and implement common core policies and procedures for Scottish angling to ensure effective governance, standardisation, transparency and thus confidence for our member organisations, clubs, individual anglers and the wider Scottish public.  Angling Scotland, through its sub committees, provides the governance structure for the three Angling SGBs and, through the Angling Development Board of Scotland (ADBoS), the training and licensing of coaches and delivery of grass roots introduction and schools programs.

The discipline specific SGBs remain responsible for the governance, technical development and delivery of their individual sports, competitions and competitive pathways, the selection and fielding of International Representative teams and provision a formal membership structure for Clubs and Individual members. They provide technical coaching and competition development opportunities to support their own discipline specific performance pathways.
Angling Scotland Ltd has ambition to be a membership organisation in its own right, providing Scottish Anglers with a louder, more widely-based voice with which to inform decision making at the highest level.  This would allow the discipline-specific SGBs to more easily administer the aspects of the sport which fall within their bailiwick while taking advantage of a lack of duplication of effort and benefiting from the economies of scale that such an arrangement would bring.

Job Purpose – Chairperson

The post of Chairperson of Angling Scotland Ltd is a public facing role and is fundamental to the organisation.  The Chairperson’s primary role is to provide leadership to Angling Scotland Ltd board members and volunteers to ensure the optimal use of resources to deliver the targets in the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plans and to champion both the sport and the organisation. 


The main responsibilities of the role of Chairperson are:

  •     Chairing quarterly (or more frequent) Board meetings
  •     Line management and support of the Company Secretary (when appointed)
  •     Championing the organisation, its purpose and our member organisations
  •     Representing the organisation with key partners and stakeholders
  •     Ensuring good governance and financial probity
  •     Demonstrating and leading an ethos of continuous improvement in the performance of the Board and the organisation.

Recruitment Process:

To register your interest in this vacancy, please email detailing your interest in/reasons for applying for the role, experience as it pertains to this specific vacancy and the assets you could bring to Angling Scotland Ltd.  This is a voluntary appointment and applicants should expect a time commitment of some 15 hours per month.

 Angling Scotland Limited – Company Secretary

Concurrently, and for the first time, the Board of ASL is keen to appoint a Company Secretary.

While this appointment would be unpaid initially (as are all other directors), our ambitious board has plans to develop the organisation to the extent that some remuneration may be offered in the future.  The duties would be as follows, but these are not necessarily comprehensive, and would be open to discussion.  

  •     Maintain company records
  •     Administer and minute board meetings
  •     Respond to communications and direct enquiries to the the appropriate individual or committee
  •     Administer membership

We would wish the Company Secretary to play a full part in the running of ASL and in developing the appointment in agreement with board colleagues.  The appointee would be expected to be prepared to commit 15 hours per month to ASL.

Expressions of interest should be directed to