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Plastics and Circular Economy Campaigner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,271 – £31,594
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th May 2019

  • Advertised from 11th April 2019
  • Depending on experience, Edinburgh, 4 or 5 days a week, 1 year initially
  • You will receive 28 days annual leave plus 11 days statutory holidays pro rata. Friends of the Earth Scotland operates a Company Pension Plan with NEST, which includes an ethical option.


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

In response to the massive public concern over plastic waste we launched our Plastic Free Friday pledge to help people take action on plastic, from reducing the amount they personally use, to lobbying governments and companies to change the system. You will help us do even more, including campaigning for strategic changes to improve the way that materials flow through society. 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.

Application notes

To apply please go to for more information, including a job description and application form. Please note: we do not accept CVs as part of a job application.

Closing date: 10am Tuesday 7th May

Interviews: Wednesday 22nd May