Public Affairs Manager

Full time, £30,083 – £35,574, Edinburgh (currently home-working), permanent

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.

To apply please complete a Job Application Form and return, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@foe.scot
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Public Affairs Manager Job Description & Person Specification

FoES Application Form 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date: 12:00 midday 17th May 2021

Interviews: 2 June 2021


Parliamentary Officer

Part time, £23,170 – £28,459 (pro rata from £28,963 – £35,574) 4 days a week, Edinburgh (currently home-working), one year initially

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.

To apply please complete a Job Application Form and return, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@foe.scot
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Parliamentary Officer Job Description & Person Specification

FoES Application Form 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date: 12:00 midday 25th May 2021

Interviews: 8th June 2021


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 21 staff and 10 local groups, and are normally based in central Edinburgh.

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.

Equal Opportunities

We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour 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 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 are unable to arrange work permits for applicants without the right to work in the UK.

Volunteering

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.

Other Opportunities

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