Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland
Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC050257

Our vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is respected, protected and fulfilled. We aim to support individuals and communities to understand and exercise their rights in environmental law to protect the environment, tackle climate change, and improve local biodiversity and greenspaces for health and wellbeing. We do this through public education, free legal advice, advocacy in policy and law reform, and strategic public interest litigation.

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Rights Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,500 pro-rata
  • Initially homeworking and thereafter hybrid working (office space in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 18th October 2021

The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is recruiting a Rights Officer to advance the human right to a healthy environment for equality groups.

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and biodiversity crises highlight the essential role of environmental rights in upholding all human rights, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to increase awareness of our legal rights and improve participation and confidence in exercising them.

ERCS’s vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is fully realised. You will have a passion for supporting less often heard voices in decisions that affect them, and an understanding of and commitment to reducing the structural barriers to access to justice on the environment.

As ERCS’s Rights Officer, you will outreach and collaborate with organisations who represent or support equality groups, particularly disabled people’s organisations, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, Gypsy/Travellers, women and young people with protected characteristics to deliver a strategic portfolio of training, events and accessible information in different formats.

You will also lead on the development of an online forum to provide peer support, and support people to identify specific environmental concerns that can be referred to our In-house Solicitor for free legal advice.

The ideal candidate will be committed to environmental justice, have a track record of working with one or more equality groups and excellent training and group work skills. They will be a strategic thinker, an excellent communicator, self-motivated with a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Policy and Advocacy Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,500 – £30,000
  • Initially homeworking and thereafter hybrid working (office space in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 6th April 2022

Are you passionate about protecting the environment, and committed to advancing environmental rights? The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is recruiting a Policy and Advocacy Officer to secure concrete progress on environmental rights in Scotland.

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and biodiversity crises highlight the essential role of environmental rights in upholding all human rights, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the incorporation of the human right to a healthy environment in the Human Rights (Scotland) Bill, and the reforms needed to enforce it.

ERCS’s vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is fully realised. As our Policy and Advocacy Officer, you will be committed to environmental justice and reducing the barriers to access to justice on the environment.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in advocacy or campaigning, and a good knowledge of environmental policy and law, preferably in the Scottish context. You will be a strategic thinker, an excellent communicator, self-motivated with a naturally collaborative working style; and will thrive in a small, creative team.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Assistant Legal Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working arrangements with office space in Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2022

Are you passionate about protecting the environment, and committed to advancing environmental rights? The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is recruiting an Assistant Legal Officer to increase access to justice and holding public authorities and polluters to account.

ERCS’s vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is respected, protected and fulfilled. We are a facing a triple planetary emergency: climate change, species extinction and pollution of our air, land and water, and this is a unique opportunity to increase awareness of legal rights and remedies in environmental matters.

As the Assistant Legal Officer, your role is to assist our in-house Solicitor in providing free legal advice to promote and further environmental rights in Scotland. As part of the in-house legal team, you will undertake legal research to apply to casework, assist with the administration of the advice service and ensure professional legal standards are upheld.

In supporting our advice service, you will be sensitive to the nature of enquiries we receive and be friendly, approachable and professional. You will be self-motivated with a naturally collaborative working style and will thrive in a small, creative team.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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