Human Resources Manager

£28,513 – £35,020 pro rata, initially working from home then based in our central Edinburgh office, 2 days per week

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for an HR Manager to help manage our expanding team. This is a new post and you will support the Head of Operations and the Director, and provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, organisational HR policies, terms and conditions of employment and employment law. You will attend the FoES Management Team meeting for HR related discussions.

The role involves union liaison and negotiation, obtaining legal advice from our retained lawyers, keeping up-to-date with all relevant HR related legal requirements, managing HR administration, revision of the staff handbook, co-ordinating recruitment processes and oversight of the training budget. You will also support staff to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities. There are currently 20 staff, 6 of whom manage one or more people. You will help us to develop and implement anti-racism policies

How to apply

To apply please view the job description and application form on this page. Please note: we do not accept CVs as part of a job application.

Please send completed applications to info [at]
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 24th August
Interviews: Wednesday 2nd September
Job starts: Sep/Oct 2020

Click on the links below to view the application form and job descriptions. Please return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.

Application Form
HR Manager Job Description
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

About Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland is Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.

We think globally, and act in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change and other environmental problems, by enabling and empowering people to take individual and collective action. From plastics to fracking and from air pollution to fossil fuel divestment, we are making a real difference.

● We are committed to democracy, accountability and equality
● We strive to work with communities in our campaigning for positive change
● Our work will always be based on objective evidence and a long-term, global perspective
● We believe that everyone has an equal right to a healthy environment and a fair share in the world’s resources

We have 20 staff and 10 local groups, and are normally based in central Edinburgh.

Equal Opportunities

We would particularly like to encourage applications from BIPOC and people most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice who are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.

The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application and interview. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a BAME or migrant candidate as these groups are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.


We occasionally need need help at events (promotion, set up, staffing stalls, raffle ticket sales, etc.). This is a great way to meet like-minded people and practice engaging the public in environmental issues, and we provide all relevant training. We also infrequently have specific, office-based volunteering positions available.

Volunteering opportunities are advertised on this page when they become available. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive updates, or check out our network of local groups for more ways to get involved near you.

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