Commercial fishing remains the most dangerous occupation in the British Isles. The Fishermen’s Mission is the only charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care for fishermen both active and retired and their families.

The Council, consisting of up to 15 Trustees, is responsible for the overall direction of the charity and ensuring the Chief Executive and Senior Management team deliver services efficiently, effectively and legally. We are now looking for new trustees with a range of skills and different life experiences to join our energetic Council to help bring direction and focus to the delivery of vital provision in fishing communities. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with specific knowledge of the Fishing Industry, Finance/Investment, Fundraising, Change Management and Diversity & Inclusion. Becoming a Trustee with The Fishermen’s Mission is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to make a real difference as well as learn new skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure The Fishermen’s Mission is accountable and carrying out its purposes for public benefit.
  • Ensure compliance with the Charity’s governing document and the law.
  • Responsibly manage the resources and ensure the financial stability, solvency and proper investment of funds.
  • Support our values and goals including a commitment to equal opportunities and the active promotion of diversity across the charity.

Full details of the role and responsibilities required can be found in the link below.

 Please apply by visiting and following the instructions in the candidate brief quoting reference AA1101. The closing date is 8 February at 4pm.

 For a confidential conversation with Sarah Thewlis or for any other information please email



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