Head of Engagement

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Contract Type
£49,752 - £53,752 (London) £46,595 - £50,595 (regional)
Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Head of Engagement to lead the development and delivery of communications strategies that inspire and enable people to act in support of people and planet.

You will lead the team to develop communications strategies that 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. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in shaping the approach of an environmental justice organisation in a decade when radical action on the climate and ecological crises must happen. 

Key Skills and Attributes: 

You should have worked in a communications environment, ideally in a mission led organisation, and must have experience of leading integrated marketing campaigns across a range of channels, for a range of outcomes.

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • A genuine curiosity and interest in our audiences and what they care about
  • Ability to respond to insight
  • Nuanced understanding of supporter journey and ability to plan rewarding and impactful supporter experiences
  • Excellent writing, communicating and influencing skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement under pressure
  • Experience of building and leading teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders

The team: 

This role sits within the engagement directorate and reports to the Director of Engagement. Under the direction of new organisational and Brand and Audience strategies, the directorate leads the development and delivery of communications strategies that celebrate grassroots action and drive widespread engagement and participation with our mission and the climate justice movement.

Closing date:  17th August 2022

Hours: 35

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

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

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and people with long term conditions or impairments: We are committed to eroding these historic barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in, and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the role.

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. 



Additional Documentation
Interview date
1st September 2022
Closing Date
17 August 2022