Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
United Kingdom
Competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Passionate about people and planet?

The natural world has experienced unprecedented disruption in recent years. And it’s people, as well as the environment, that suffer as a result. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it.

We stand with anyone who cares about the world we live in. Working together with local groups and communities, we push for change around the issues and causes that matter – protecting people’s homes, neighbourhoods and local environment, promoting safe and healthy food and water, and supporting solutions that can deal with the climate crisis and change the world for the better, for everyone. We’re here every step of the way, supporting communities, defending human rights, protecting nature, moving mountains. Combining the efforts of people all over the world enables us to make an even greater difference, meaning local initiatives are transformed into global impact. Together, our voice is louder, our actions more significant, our impact greater. Together, we are determined to change the world for good, creating a cleaner, healthier, fairer world for everyone.

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead Friends of the Earth through the next exciting phase of our strategic development. You will motivate, inspire and build the capacity of our organisation, staff and grassroots networks. You will also be an important advocate for a healthy environment that provides a flourishing life for current and future generations, and for amplifying the voice of a diverse range of groups.

The successful candidate will share our passion, ambition and objectives. They will understand the significance and urgency of the climate crisis and be committed to the goal of a fair and just transition away from a polluting world. They will also be able to articulate and lead the delivery of Friends of the Earth’s unique role in supporting inspirational people, campaigning in their local communities, to achieve wide-reaching and lasting change.

If you have the skills and values we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply, please search this appointment on the Perrett Laver website, quoting reference 4654 (or click the Apply button). Applicants are asked to please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a cover letter of application detailing relevant experience and motivation.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Friday 17th July 2020.

We welcome applications from suitable candidates based anywhere in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who have the flexibility to travel to London, our other offices and community locations. There is also some travel outside EWNI. The salary is competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment. We take work/life balance and family/dependent friendly working environments seriously. We offer a range of benefits, excellent learning and development opportunities, and a vibrant organisational culture.

Friends of the Earth is committed to equal opportunities and to continuously learning how to increase the diversity of our people. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and encourage applications from people currently underrepresented in the environment movement, including women in senior leadership positions, BAME, disabled people and LGBTQI+ people. We also welcome flexible working arrangements, including applications from job shares.

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Refreshed on: 03 July 2020
Closed date: 17 July 2020
Job ref: 4654
Tags: Fundraising, Advocacy