Charity registered in Scotland SC043895
Founded in 2013, Fidra seeks to achieve pragmatic and proportionate solutions to discrete environmental issues using best available science, working in collaboration with the public, industry and government. We are reducing plastic and chemical pollution from pellets, packaging and pitches through our projects The Great Nurdle Hunt, PFASfree and Pitch-in. Our work on the Cotton Bud Project led manufacturers and retailers to change plastic cotton bud sticks to paper, resulting in the first successful single-use plastic action in the UK. Our Best Fishes project aims to minimise Scottish salmon farming’s environmental impacts and we continue to evolve new projects to reduce threats to the environment from pollution and habitat degradation.
Fidra is a trustee led charity, and benefits from clarity of vision, a clear approach, focus, engaged and active trustees, and a small strong team. We are fortunate to have a solid funding base and have stability to continue to realise our vision at this challenging time.
Fidra is a Scottish registered charity and SCIO no.SC043895
Supported by an engaged Trustee board and working closely with the Chair and the Fidra team, you will be responsible for delivery of organisational and project strategy.
You are an exceptional individual bringing significant experience of programme, senior management and strong people management skills alongside an enthusiasm for motivating and mentoring your team. You will have experience of reporting to a board of Trustees or equivalent and a strong commitment to the environment.
This is a rare opportunity to join a thriving organisation and we look forward to welcoming you to Fidra.
We are an environmental charity based in Scotland. Our mission is to achieve pragmatic and proportionate solutions to discrete environmental issues using best available science working in collaboration with the public, industry and government.
Fidra fulfils its mission through several projects that seek to address environmental threats from pollution and habitat degradation. We are recruiting a Projects Officer to assist with our work, particularly on plastics and chemical pollution and on supporting biodiversity.
Current projects relevant to the role include:
Other Fidra projects include:
In addition, Fidra works collaboratively with a range of partners across national and international NGOs and industry, and supports microplastics work at Fauna & Flora International.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and effective organisation to support the delivery of the projects. You will have a science degree and experience of project work within an NGO, government or equivalent, working directly with various stakeholders. You will have strong administrative, organisational and time management skills. With excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you will be a self-motivated team player, but be able to work independently. You will have a proven ability to research technical issues and produce well-structured reports evidenced by a postgraduate qualification or through work experience. You must be eligible to work legally in the UK.
Responsible to: Project Manager
Purpose: The Projects Officer is responsible for ensuring effective delivery of Fidra’s projects and supporting the development of a broader programme of work.
Key Objectives: To support the Projects Managers to deliver project outcomes efficiently and effectively.
The role will encompass: