Divestment Campaigner

Part-time (17.5 hours / 2.5 days per week), £26,358 pro-rata, 12 month fixed-term contract. Based in Edinburgh (currently home-working).

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a part-time Divestment Campaigner to support our work in the period around the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow. This exciting new role will support activists, trade unionists and community groups to build support for withdrawing public investment from fossil fuels. The ideal candidate will be a strong campaigner with experience of lobbying decision makers, and excellent communication and events organising skills. A good knowledge of divestment issues, and the Scottish political and policy context would be an advantage.

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.

Divestment Campaigner Job Description & Person Specification

FoES Application Form 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date: 12:00 midday Monday 12 April 2021

Interviews: 21 April 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland are looking for a part-time Divestment Campaigner to support our work in the period around the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow. This is a new role, reporting to the lead Divestment Campaigner and working closely with colleagues across activism, campaigns and communications.

Over the past decade, FoES has supported campaigns that have moved billions of pounds of public money out of fossil fuels. Building on this momentum, and using the focus of this year’s UN climate summit as leverage, the new Divestment Campaigner will coordinate a network of voluntary activists, trade unionists and community groups, to gain support from MSPs and Councillors to withdraw investment from fossil fuels.

During the contract period the Divestment Campaigner will work to engage the new Scottish Parliament, assist with the publication of new research reports, support action in local government, and support the wider movement around the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow.

Your key priorities will be to lobby and liaise with politicians and decision makers; support activists across Scotland who are working to shift local authorities and the Scottish Parliament away from fossil fuels; organise events to involve new people and train existing activists; support FoES’s wider work.

You will be a strong campaigner, with experience of lobbying decision-makers, and excellent communication and event organising skills. You will have a collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of divestment issues, and the Scottish political and policy context would be an advantage.


Just Transition Organiser

Part-time 28 hours/4 days per week), £26,358 pro-rata, fixed-term contract to end of 2022 Based in Aberdeen (currently home-working).

Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Just Transition Organiser based in Aberdeen, to build momentum for a worker and community led, socially just transition for the North East of Scotland. With the concept of just transition now high on the political agenda, this exciting new role will support workers and communities in ensuring their interests are at the heart of decarbonisation plans. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to social justice, excellent communication and organising skills, and a good understanding of the political, economic and social context of the North East.

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.

Just Transition Organiser Job Description & Person Specification

FoES Application Form 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date: 12:00 midday 19 April 2021

Interviews: 27 April and 5 May 2021

Over the past four years Friends of the Earth Scotland has been key to developing a narrative and advocating for a just transition to a zero carbon economy to deliver on our climate change commitments. With the concept of Just Transition now high on the political agenda, the next two years will be critical in ensuring that the interests of workers and communities are at the heart of decarbonisation plans.

This is a new role, working closely with FoES colleagues across activism, campaigns, and communications and with existing networks in Aberdeen and the North East including community groups, trade unions, climate groups.

You will work to expand the scope of the existing conversation on just transition and enable meaningful community and worker participation, across the regional economy, actively reaching and engaging groups and communities who should have a say in the transition. You will connect, strengthen and amplify existing work around a just transition for the North East, at a local, national and international level and support local people to take collective action.

You will have a strong commitment to social justice, and a good understanding of the social, political, economic and historical context of the North East. You will have excellent communication and organising skills, and be enthusiastic about communicating with a broad range of workers, communities and groups about their experiences, needs and demands.

We are most interested in hearing from people who are passionate about and skilled at empowering people to speak for themselves and supporting them to take collective action. Experience and knowledge of climate issues and the climate movement is welcome, but not essential.


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.

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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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