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 23 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.

Current vacancies

There are no vacancies being advertised currently.

To apply please click on the links below and complete the application form and equal opportunities form and email to info@foe.scot

Please note we are unable to arrange work permits for applicants without the right to work in the UK.

Staff benefits

  • We offer a pension scheme via Nest with the employer contribution at 6% (this is above the minimum required level)
  • 28 days holiday and 11 public holidays
  • We work from our office in Edinburgh city centre and also offer hybrid working between home and office to enable a good work/life balance

Selection process

Once we have reviewed the applications, successful candidates will generally be invited to a single-stage selection process. This 90-minute process includes a written task (unseen), giving a short presentation to the interview panel (topic provided in advance) and a competency based interview.

This is our normal selection process. Some roles may have a slightly different process and you will be advised in advance of any changes.
All selection is currently being done via Zoom whilst covid-19 measures are in place.

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 required by law to ensure that all employees are entitled to work in the UK. We cannot consider applications from people who do not already have the right to work in the UK. All prospective employees, regardless of nationality, must be able to produce original documents (such as a passport) before employment starts, to satisfy current immigration legislation. The list of acceptable documents is available from UK Visas and Immigration.

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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