Friends of the Earth

Political Affairs Manager

Join Friends of the Earth as they are looking for a Political Affairs Manager

Friends of the Earth is a leading environmental NGO, concerned with the protection of the environment and people. It is the largest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the country, and one of the oldest and largest worldwide. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and the natural world around us is in decline, with those who are the worst hit having done the least to cause the problem. We believe that delivering environmental justice is essential to addressing these crises.

We are looking for a Political Affairs manager to manage our political affairs work in Westminster. The Political Affairs Manager will build and manage relationships with decision makers, advising and supporting colleagues on political strategy and tactics in the development and delivery of campaigns across the organisation. You will be responsible for taking the lead in coordinating political activities and responses on agreed areas of work at key moments across Westminster and Whitehall.

The role of Political Affairs Manager requires someone with demonstrable experience in parliamentary affairs and excellent knowledge of the UK political landscape, having clear understanding of how devolved government relates to Westminster and Whitehall. You will also have demonstrable experience of successful political campaigning and policy research to deliver change in policies and/or legislation.

For more information, please refer to the job description.

Closing date: Sunday 30th October (23:59)

Full Time

Location: London

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 staff are not permitted to hold office for political parties or stand as candidates for political parties. Staff should also seek permission from the Senior Management Team if they wish to hold a non-public facing official role in a political party. If this is an issue, please do raise this with us as soon as possible.

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.