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HR Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,513 – £35,020 pro-rata
  • Initially working from home then based in our central Edinburgh office, 2 days per week
  • Closing 24th August 2020

  • Advertised from 27th July 2020
  • 2 days per week
  • You will receive a pro-rata share of 28 days annual leave plus 11 days statutory holidays. Friends of the Earth Scotland operates a Company Pension Plan with NEST, which includes an ethical option.


Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for an HR Manager to help manage our expanding team. This is a new post and you will support the Head of Operations and the Director, and provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, organisational HR policies, terms and conditions of employment and employment law. You will attend the FoES Management Team meeting for HR related discussions.

The role involves union liaison and negotiation, obtaining legal advice from our retained lawyers, keeping up-to-date with all relevant HR related legal requirements, managing HR administration, revision of the staff handbook, co-ordinating recruitment processes and oversight of the training budget. You will also support staff to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities. There are currently 20 staff, 6 of whom manage one or more people. You will help us to develop and implement anti-racism policies.

Application notes

To apply please go to for more information, including a job description and application form. Please note: we do not accept CVs as part of a job application.

Closing date: noon 24th August 2020

Interviews: 2nd September 2020

Job starts: Sept/Oct 2020

About Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES)

Friends of the Earth Scotland is Scotland's leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future. We think globally, and act in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change and other environmental problems, by enabling and empowering people to take individual and collective action. From plastics to fracking and from air pollution to fossil fuel divestment, we are making a real difference.

● We are committed to democracy, accountability and equality

● We strive to work with communities in our campaigning for positive change

● Our work will always be based on objective evidence and a long-term, global perspective

● We believe that everyone has an equal right to a healthy environment and a fair share in the world’s resources

We have 20 staff and 10 local groups, and are normal based in central Edinburgh.

Equal Opportunities

We would particularly like to encourage applications from BIPOC and people most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice who are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.

The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application and interview. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a BAME or migrant candidate as these groups are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.