£25,948-32,441 depending on experience, Edinburgh, full time, fixed term 1 year
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.
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] foe.scot
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 3rd February
Interviews: Tuesday 11th February
About Friends of the Earth Scotland
Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to campaign, with partners here and across the globe, for a just transition to a sustainable society.
We work in Scotland for socially just solutions to environmental problems and to create a green economy, we campaign to end degradation of our environment and to create a society which cherishes and protects the natural world on which we depend, and we think globally and act locally, enabling people to take individual and collective action.
FoE Scotland employs 19 staff including three we host for other organisations.
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