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Climate Campaigner

  • Full time
  • £25,948 – £32,441
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

  • Advertised from 15th January 2020
  • £25,948 - £32,441 depending on experience. Fixed term 1 year.
  • You will receive 28 days annual leave plus 11 days statutory holidays. Friends of the Earth Scotland operates a Company Pension Plan with NEST. FoES pension benefits exceed the statutory minimum.


Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a new Climate Campaigner to work with our Climate & Energy Campaigner in this vitally important year of the UN climate talks (COP26) coming to Glasgow. This is a new key campaign role within Friends of the Earth Scotland to work on climate and energy policy and practice in Scotland, and to contribute to our work on Just Transition, the fossil fuel industry and the UN climate talks.

COP26 is a major opportunity to help strengthen the climate justice movement in Scotland and FoE’s central role in it. We will work in the run up, during and in the aftermath of the UN summit to strengthen the movement and use the COP as leverage for further climate action from the Scottish and UK Governments.

Managed by the Climate & Energy Campaigner, you will work closely with the Director, the Head of Campaigns and the wider team to help deliver our core Fossil Free Scotland campaign. A major part of your work will focus on the government and parliamentary processes of revising the Climate Change Plan and creating the new Scottish Energy Strategy, building on our successful campaigning to increase the ambition in the new Climate Change Act.

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

You will work closely with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and other Scottish partners.

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: 12 noon 3rd February

Interviews: 11th February