Apply for role of CEO at Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation's vital grassroots and lobbying work. Find out more and apply now.
  Published:  19 Jun 2020    |      1 minute read

The role

We are looking to appoint a CEO who shares our passion, ambition and objectives to protect people and planet.

As CEO you will 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, and be an important advocate for amplifying the voice of a diverse range of groups.

The successful candidate 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.

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

We appreciate these are challenging times for many people and many communities. If you feel you would be a good candidate for this position but need more flexibility with the recruitment process, please contact Perrett Laver as soon as possible.

Find out more about the role and how to apply.

Diversity and equal opportunities

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.

Working for Friends of the Earth

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.