Friends of the Earth

Stories Manager

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

This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about the environment and nature to shape Friends of the Earth’s stories strategy and help capture and produce content that inspires hope and action.



We’re looking for a Stories Manager who can work across our organisation to identify compelling examples of innovation and local action, and to create engaging stories that unlock the power of our networks. By putting the passion and work of communities at the heart of our story, we aim to reach a wider audience, inspire others and change politics. 



You will champion storytelling within Friends of the Earth and beyond by building facilitative relationships and processes that enable effective and ethical identification, collection, creation and curation of stories centred on climate justice and regenerating nature – highlighting and building support for the solutions that work for all, not the few.



This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in shaping narratives and public dialogue around environmental justice in a decade when radical action on the climate and ecological crises must happen. 





Key Skills and Attributes: 



You will be an exceptional communicator, perhaps with experience of communications in a mission led organisation. You will have a real passion for the environment and natural world and a genuine desire to share and amplify innovations and solutions that work for people and planet.



You must be able to demonstrate:




  • A genuine curiosity and interest in people and community action
  • Strong understanding of what makes a good story
  • Understanding of the role of impactful storytelling in the environmental movement
  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong emotional intelligence
  • Excellent writing, communicating and influencing skills





The team: 



This role sits within the media team in the engagement directorate and reports to the Head of Media and Communications. 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:  Tuesday 8th November 2022 (23:59)



Contract Type: FTC (Fixed term contract for 12 months with chance of extension)

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. 



We are currently undergoing a consultation on the proposal of introducing a 4-day working week, which is likely to be implemented within the next few months.



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.