Friends of the Earth Scotland
Friends of the Earth Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003442

Friends of the Earth Scotland is a leading charity working for socially just solutions to environmental problems. We campaign to end environmental degradation and to create a green economy and a society which cherishes and protects the natural world. We think globally and act locally, enabling people to take individual and collective action.

Current vacancies

Top job! Director

  • Full time or Part time
  • £51,066 – £59,875
  • Edinburgh with flexibility for hybrid working
  • Closing 14th October 2022

Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a value-driven and collaborative Director to lead and guide our dynamic and creative organisation. This key role will lead and promote Friends of the Earth Scotland’s unique role in the urgent and critical context of the climate and ecological emergency. Working closely with the Senior Management team, together with the board and staff team, you will initially focus on the development of a refreshed organisational strategy.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about securing climate and social justice and committed to system change. You will be an excellent communicator, with sound political judgement, and the vision to galvanise the movement to achieve tangible impact for people and the environment. You will have a good understanding of the Scottish political context, social movements and how change happens, and a track record of securing change. You will bring significant experience in the third sector, in a senior or leadership role, and of financial management and governance. You will value and prioritise ongoing reflection and learning, both on a personal and organisational level. You will have a naturally collaborative leadership style and a strong track record of developing and implementing effective cross-organisation strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at Scotland's leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.

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COP26 Coalition Mass Mobilisation and Digital Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,582
  • Glasgow (initially remote working)
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

The COP26 Coalition is seeking a Mobilisation Officer to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, the UK and internationally in creating a series of mobilisations on the ‘road to COP’, culminating with a global day of action and ‘Peoples’ Counter Summit’ in November 2021. This post is hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland.

We are open to secondments for this post.

From 1-12 November 2021, the UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow. The COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition of representatives from NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks, set up to coordinate activities around this crucial summit.

Initially working remotely, you will be based in Glasgow and hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, with a Communications and Digital Engagement Officer based in London, hosted by War on Want. The Mass Mobilisation Officer and the Communications and Digital Engagement Officer will work closely to ensure a co-ordinated and successful delivery of mobilisation moments in the lead-up to COP26.

The post-holder will work with and alongside other key stakeholders such as NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks to ensure that popular mobilisations in response to the post COVID-19 economic crisis both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.

The post-holder will need to be an excellent networker, highly organised, with a strong track record of mobilising large numbers of people and delivering large-scale events, both in person and online. Reporting to the Coalition’s Glasgow Coordinator, also hosted by FoES, the role will will work closely with Coalition Working Groups, in particular the Mobilisation, and Glasgow Local Working Groups, to deliver the agreed activities of the Coalition.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented organiser to play a key role in the planning and implementation of the Coalitions mobilisation and engagement strategy, both digital and in person, to mobilise existing and new audiences, in support of the demands of the international climate justice movement.

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Just Transition Organiser

  • Part time
  • £26,358 pro-rata
  • Based in Aberdeen (currently home-working)
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Just Transition Organiser based in Aberdeen, to build momentum for a worker and community led, socially just transition for the North East of Scotland. With the concept of just transition now high on the political agenda, this exciting new role will support workers and communities in ensuring their interests are at the heart of decarbonisation plans.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to social justice, excellent communication and organising skills, and a good understanding of the social, political, economic and historical context of the North East.

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Divestment Campaigner

  • Part time
  • £26,358 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh (currently home-working).
  • Closing 12th April 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a part-time Divestment Campaigner to support our work in the period around the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow. This exciting new role will support activists, trade unionists and community groups to build support for withdrawing public investment from fossil fuels. The ideal candidate will be a strong campaigner with experience of lobbying decision makers, and excellent communication and events organising skills. A good knowledge of divestment issues, and the Scottish political and policy context would be an advantage.

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Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,083 – £35,574
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Public Affairs Manager to join our friendly and successful team in Edinburgh. This is a key role aimed at maintaining and deepening our political engagement.

You will work closely with the FoE Scotland Director, Head of Campaigns and Campaigners, and will initially focus on establishing strong relations with the new and continuing MSPs in the post-election Scottish Parliament including advocacy work around the UN COP26 Climate Conference.

You will be an excellent communicator, with a flair for policy and sound political judgement. You will have held a relevant policy or parliamentary role within an organisation or will have direct experience working in the Scottish Parliament or Government. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a growing, dynamic and creative team. You will be motivated by our vision for a world in which everyone has a healthy environment and a fair share of the world’s resources.

This is a full-time (5 days per week) role with some flexible working required.

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Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £26,358 – £32,574 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (working from home during covid restrictions)
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Working closely with others, you will play a key role in delivering a fundraising programme that generates an annual income of £1 million to power our campaigns to protect people and planet.

Supporting the co-ordination and delivery of FoES’ fundraising and supporter communications across a range of channels, you will help to raise income from individual and community giving and increase the membership of FoES, particularly through digital engagement, events and other proactive fundraising activities.

This is a key role within Friends of the Earth Scotland, working closely with others in our small fundraising and communications team as well as our campaigners and administration team. You will play a key role in ensuring our fundraising and organisational objectives are met by engaging with our members, supporters and the general public. You will be closely involved in the management and delivery of the organisation’s brand and identity, and will be expected to innovate and experiment to ensure that FoE Scotland is utilising the most effective and affordable means of fundraising and engaging with its audiences while remaining up to date with the latest in fundraising best practice.

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Parliamentary Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,963 – £35,574 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Parliamentary Officer to join our friendly and successful team in Edinburgh. This is a key role aimed at delivering the political engagement needed for our new Oil and Gas Campaign.

Managed by FoES’ Public Affairs Manager you will work closely with the FoE Scotland Director, Head of Campaigns, Campaigners, Communications and Activism staff, focusing on our campaign to end North Sea oil and gas production.

You will be an excellent communicator, with a flair for policy and sound political judgement. You will have held a relevant policy or parliamentary role within an organisation or have direct experience working in the Scottish Parliament or Government. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a growing, dynamic and creative team. You will be motivated by our vision for a world in which everyone has a healthy environment and a fair share of the world’s resources.

This is a 4-days-a-week role with some flexible working required.

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Circular Economy Campaigner

  • Part time
  • £26,358 – £32,954 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Circular Economy Campaigner. This is a key campaign role and you will work closely with the Director and our oil and gas campaigners to help deliver our work on plastics, waste and the circular economy.

There has been massive public concern over plastic waste and we have been involved in helping create the Deposit Return Scheme, banning single-use plastic items and lobbying for a strong Circular Economy Bill, as well working with local campaigns to highlight the mistake Scotland is making in allowing more incinerators to be built. You will help us do even more, including campaigning for strategic changes to improve the way that materials flow through society and engaging with the government’s incineration review. The forthcoming Circular Economy Bill presents a major opportunity to make fundamental changes.

You will be a strong campaigner, with excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of relevant issues. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the Scottish political and policy context would be a significant advantage.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,358 – £32,954
  • Edinburgh, Head office (currently home-working)
  • Closing 21st February 2022

Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a new Fundraising Officer to join the team. Working closely with others, you will play a key role in delivering a fundraising programme that generates an annual income of £1 million to power our campaigns to protect people and planet.

Supporting the co-ordination and delivery of FoES’ fundraising and supporter communications across a range of channels, you will help to raise income from individual and community giving and increase the membership of FoES, particularly through digital engagement, events and other proactive fundraising activities.

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This vacancy has now closed

Oil and Gas Campaigner (Maternity cover)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,393 – £34,401
  • Edinburgh, Head office (potential for hybrid working)
  • Closing 11th April 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to work at Scotland's foremost environmental justice organisation in a key campaigning role.

As a core member of our oil and gas transition team you will work closely with other campaigners, communications, activism and parliamentary colleagues to deliver our strategy for oil and gas phase out and opposing false solutions alongside a just transition for affected workers and communities.

You will work to build public and political pressure for an end to oil and gas drilling in the North Sea.

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Bookkeeper

  • Part time
  • £27,686 – £34,569 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, Head office.
  • Closing 20th September 2022

Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a new Bookkeeper. Working closely with the Head of Operations and the Membership and Finance Officer, you will provide an efficient and timely running of the finance administration.

You will ensure our organisational objectives and requirements are met by maintaining financial records and providing an overview of the financial health of the charity. You will be proficient in MS Excel and one of your main roles will be to prepare financial statements for review by the Head of Operations and the external accountant.

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