Campaigner

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£27,370 - £36,275 (Inc. London weighting £3,700 per annum)
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
29 Aug 2017
Function
Campaigning
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for a Campaigner to join our team to deliver world-changing campaigns for a just world where people and nature thrive.

Friends of the Earth's campaigns seek to address the urgent challenges of stopping climate change, restoring nature, cleaning up our air and toxic pollution, and living within environmental limits. As a Campaigner with us you will join one of our current campaign teams, working with others to develop and deliver campaign strategies and plans that will deliver real-world change, from stopping fracking and securing the end of coal, to ending the use of bee-harming pesticides, ensuring that Brexit does not rip up environmental protections or stopping the public from breathing in diesel fumes.

We are particularly looking for an individual who can demonstrate strategic thinking in developing and delivering campaign strategies – analyzing the situation to identify not just what sort of pressure for change is needed, but precisely where and when it should be applied to achieve our campaign goal. You will understand politics and power in the broadest sense, including but not limited to understanding the UK Parliament and using the law to campaign, be experienced in working with and building coalitions, and be able to engage a broad range of audiences, from existing supporters, to young people, and groups currently under-represented in the environment movement such as Black and Ethnic Minority people.

About campaigning with Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth has a track record of making real change to protect the environment, from halting fracking across the country for the past six years, to securing and then defending the feed-in tariff to support solar power, winning a ban on neonictinoids to protect bees, to leading the campaign for the Climate Change Act to put in place legally binding targets to reduce the UK's carbon emissions.

We are a local to global network with sister organisations in over 70 countries worldwide and almost 200 local groups across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (Friends of the Earth Scotland is a separate organisation) and we work in partnership across the environmental movement and third sector as the best way to achieve change.

What we offer

We offer a competitive range of benefits, a good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant and friendly organisational culture.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and woman in senior positions. Please do get in touch to see how you can become part of the Friends of the Earth team.

For more information about us, the role and to apply, please visit our website. CVs are not accepted for this role.