The Role:

We are looking for fishing coaches to join our outstanding team, led by world renowned fly fisherman Charles Jardine, delivering courses to children and young people between the ages of 10-16.  Fishing for Schools offers young people the opportunity to discover the joy of fishing, whilst learning new skills in a fun and proactive way.  We predominantly work with young people with special educational needs or who find academic work particularly difficult but respond well to alternative learning. We help them re-engage with education, build their confidence and self-esteem and at the same time assist with new qualifications and skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivery of Fishing for Schools courses to a variety of schools and settings.
  • Attend preliminary visits with schools to work out a set of educational outcomes, based on a set of criteria that meets the schools needs and work within a given and agreed timetable.
  • Agree deliverable aims and objectives in keeping with the students age and perceived ability.
  • Be punctual and offer expertise to the highest possible standard. 
  • Keep the school’s contact person advised of students’ progress and monitor progress to agreed outcomes.
  • Liaise with your area co-ordinator and head office to confirm session dates, complete all necessary evaluations and documentation and comply with our policies and procedures.
  • Wherever possible and practical, develop courses based on delivery within Angling Trust’s Cast Awards, Ofqual-regulated AIM awards, CoPE, Asdan, BTEC and other educational based modules identified by the school in question.
  • Follow up with schools and settings to complete evaluations and feedback from school staff and children/young people and submit in a timely manner to head office.
  • You will be required to travel to occasional team and staff meetings.

Person Specification:

  • Must hold minimum qualification of 1st4sport Level 2 Sport England accreditation and be Emergency First Aid at Work qualified.
  • Fully checked through enhanced DBS.
  • A confident, warm and welcoming manner with natural authority. Alert and adaptable.
  • Passionate about fishing and the countryside as well as environmental issues.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and to assist others where required.
  • Self-motivated, extremely well-organised with excellent administrative skills and able to handle school bookings.
  • Confident to take responsibility for children’s safety and enjoyment, with a good understanding of the possibilities and hazards of countryside and waterside environments.
  • Skilled at helping children of all backgrounds and abilities to succeed and able to manage difficult situations with challenging young people
  • A car driver with their own reliable car and appropriate insurance cover


You will be self-employed with remuneration of £110 per day plus travelling expenses (currently 45p per mile) and subsistence/accommodation allowance where appropriate.  Fishing equipment will be provided by Fishing for Schools.

The Charity:

The Countryside Alliance Foundation is a charity which aims to help adults and children make the most of the incredible remedial and educational benefits of being involved in the natural environment. By introducing people to the delights of rural Britain we hope to inspire them to become passionate about the countryside and help to protect the natural environment.

Further details and how to apply:

Further information about Fishing for Schools and The Countryside Alliance Foundation can be found at

For enquiries, please contact Charles Jardine on 07496 282652.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected].  The closing date is Friday 28 June 2019.

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