Circular Economy Campaigner

£21,086-£26,363 (full time equivalent £ 26,358-£32,954), Edinburgh, 4 days a week, 18 months initially

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

There has been massive public concern over plastic waste and we have been involved in helping create the Deposit Return Scheme, banning single-use plastic items and lobbying for a strong Circular Economy Bill, as well working with local campaigns to highlight the mistake Scotland is making in allowing more incinerators to be built.  You will help us do even more, including campaigning for strategic changes to improve the way that materials flow through society and engaging with the government’s incineration review.  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.

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

Closing date: noon 12th July

Interviews:  21st July

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

Job description

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Equal opportunities monitoring form

 

Parliamentary Officer (Oil and Gas)

£23,170 – £28,459 (pro rata from £28,963 – £35,574), 4 days a week, 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.

This is a 4-days-a-week role with some flexible working required.  This is a re-advertisement.

To apply please go to www.foe.scot/jobs 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: noon 5th July

Interviews:  14th July

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

Job description

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Equal opportunities monitoring form

 

Fundraiser

Four days (28 hours per week), £21,086 – £26,059 (£26,358 – £32,574 FTE), permanent

Working closely with others, you will play a key role in delivering a fundraising programme that generates an annual income of £1 million to power our campaigns to protect people and planet. 

Supporting the co-ordination and delivery of FoES’ fundraising and supporter communications across a range of channels, you will help to raise income from individual and community giving and increase the membership of FoES, particularly through digital engagement, events and other proactive fundraising activities. 

This is a key role within Friends of the Earth Scotland, working closely with others in our small fundraising and communications team as well as our campaigners and administration team. You will play a key role in ensuring our fundraising and organisational objectives are met by engaging with our members, supporters and the general public. You will be closely involved in the management and delivery of the organisation’s brand and identity, and will be expected to innovate and experiment to ensure that FoE Scotland is utilising the most effective and affordable means of fundraising and engaging with its audiences while remaining up to date with the latest in fundraising best practice.  

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

Job description

Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date: Monday 21st June, 12 noon

Interviews: Wednesday 30th June

Job starts: July/August 

 

Trusts & Grants Fundraiser – Freelance/Consultant

Location: Home-working, with some attendance in our Edinburgh office preferred

Reporting to: Head of Development and Communications

Hours/Duration: If you are able to offer four to six days per month and commit to working with us for at least a year, we would like to hear from you

Day rate: Please tell us your day rate in your application

Closing Date: 21st June 2021

The Role

Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a freelance self-motivated fundraiser to develop, source and apply for income from trusts and foundations and support the management of our existing grants. Part of the role will also be assisting with the effective grants management for the UK COP26 Coalition, which FoE Scotland helped found. We are a small charity looking to increase our fundraising capacity during this particularly busy time.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Feels an affinity for the work Friends of the Earth Scotland does and will be able to communicate persuasively about our mission
  • Has significant experience of securing income from UK and internationally based trusts and foundations
  • Understands the UK trusts and foundations landscape
  • Has excellent communication and writing skills with attention to detail and is confident both on the phone and also writing funding applications and reports
  • Has the ability to research and plan independently to ensure funding applications and reports are submitted on time
  • Can help ensure that our funders are communicated with effectively and their reporting requirements are met and budgets adhered to.

You will work closely with our Head of Development and Communications, our admin and finance team and our colleagues in the COP26 Coalition. We do not seek statutory or government funding, so an understanding of smaller family/private trusts would be an advantage.

To Apply

Please apply via cover letter and CV, stating your day rate, to Kerrigan Bell at kbell@foe.scot.


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.

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