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Top job! Director

  • Full time or Part time
  • £51,066 – £59,875
  • Edinburgh with flexibility for hybrid working
  • Closing 14th October 2022

  • Advertised from 13th September 2022
  • Four - five days per week (28 - 35 hours)


Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a value-driven and collaborative Director to lead and guide our dynamic and creative organisation. This key role will lead and promote Friends of the Earth Scotland’s unique role in the urgent and critical context of the climate and ecological emergency. Working closely with the Senior Management team, together with the board and staff team, you will initially focus on the development of a refreshed organisational strategy.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about securing climate and social justice and committed to system change. You will be an excellent communicator, with sound political judgement, and the vision to galvanise the movement to achieve tangible impact for people and the environment. You will have a good understanding of the Scottish political context, social movements and how change happens, and a track record of securing change. You will bring significant experience in the third sector, in a senior or leadership role, and of financial management and governance. You will value and prioritise ongoing reflection and learning, both on a personal and organisational level. You will have a naturally collaborative leadership style and a strong track record of developing and implementing effective cross-organisation strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at Scotland's leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.

Application notes

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Closing date: 10am, Friday 14 October 2022

1st interview date tbc: Likely to be end October/early November 2022

2nd interview date tbc: Likely to be early-mid November 2022

Please note we do not accept CVs as part of a job application.