Director of Engagement

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Contract Type
London based £69,752 to £74,252 per annum. Regional based £66,595 to £71,095 per annum
Job Description

As a core member of the senior leadership team, you will play a strategic role in the overall leadership and management of Friends of the Earth.  This is a great opportunity to play a major role in shaping the development and future direction of a key environmental justice organisation in a decade when radical action on the climate and ecological crises must happen. You will have the ability to tell an engaging story of climate justice and regenerating nature – highlighting, and building support for, the solutions that work for all not the few. You will be able to put the passion and work of communities at the heart of our story to reach a wider audience, inspire others and change politics. 

We are looking for an inspiring storyteller and empathetic leader who will cultivate a culture of learning, creativity and excellence. You will have a strong track record of delivering impactful audience engagement, ideally in a mission-led organisation.  You will be an expert in brand positioning, audience engagement, framing issues and building a compelling narrative. You will also have experience of strategic thinking and planning and the ability to build collective commitment to a vision with a solid understanding of the wider external context of campaigning and supporter engagement.  

For further information please refer to the Candidate Information Pack.

Closing date:  16th August 2021

How to Apply

Please forward a CV together with a supporting statement and completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form to Supporting statement should be no more than 2 pages of A4 and address the key requirements of the person specification with relevant examples of your experience and why you are interested in the post. 

You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, relevant to this role. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted. 

Finally, please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.



Interview date
9th and 13th September 2021
Closing Date
16 August 2021