Friends of the Earth: Head of Policy Change and Accounts & Administration Officer

Friends of the Earth Ireland

Our Organisation

Friends of the Earth Ireland is a community at the heart of the growing movement here for a just world with zero pollution. We are part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Our mission is to campaign and build movement power to bring about the system change we need for a just world where people and nature thrive. We are trying to change the world on a shoestring and in the face of opposition from powerful vested interests. So we need committed, energetic people on our team. We work collaboratively to advance the organization’s mission, vision and values. And we look out for each other as best we can.

Statement on Solidarity, Participation and Inclusion

A commitment to solidarity, participation and inclusion is one of the fundamental values of Friends of the Earth. We therefore endeavour to ensure that everyone, particularly marginalised and disadvantaged groups who might be affected by policy are considered and included in the conversation. We acknowledge our privilege as people working in an NGO and understand the fact that there may be barriers to participation. We strive to expand and diversify civic engagement, by creating spaces for everybody to participate and be included in activism and political change.

As part of this commitment to the values of solidarity, participation and inclusion we strongly encourage applications from those with identities under-represented in the environmental movement, for example: people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people, those seeking asylum or with refugee status, people with a disability, or people are who members of an ethnic minority.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Head of Policy Change

Our Head of Policy Change will report to the Director and lead responsibility for one of our four organizational goals: “To drive a fair and fast transition to a zero pollution future” and the four strategic objectives under that goal, relating to climate law and governance, emissions reduction, fossil gas, and shaping public debate.

Head of Policy Change will have a key role in managing three priority campaigns - Faster and Fairer Climate Action, No New Gas, and Power to the People.

  • Contract duration: This is an 18-month contract.
  • Hours per week: This is a full time post (35 hours per week). There is a possibility the organization would consider a proposal from the successful candidate to work 4.5 days a week or an absolute minimum of 4 days a week
  • Salary: The post is on our Programme II payscale, with gross annual fulltime between Step One at €38,064 to Step 9 at €50,937. The starting salary will depend on experience and will be approved by the Board.

Read the full job description for Head of Policy Change here.

Accounts & Administration Officer

Our Accounts and Administration Officer will report to the Head of Finance and Operations and will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and administrative duties, including support to the CEO.

The Accounts and Administration Officer will work closely with other colleagues and provide financial and administrative support as necessary.

  • Contract duration: This is a fixed term contract for 12 months with possibility of extension subject to funding. A decision on the future of the post will depend on organizational funding.
  • Hours per week: This is a part-time post (17.5 hours per week).
  • Salary: The post is on our Programme I payscale, with gross annual fulltime salaries from Step Two at €26,010 to Step 4 at €30,027. The starting salary will depend on experience and will be approved by the Board.

Read the full job description for Accounts & Administration Officer here.

Terms and Conditions:

Conditions are according to Irish legislation including the legal ability to live and work in Ireland.

Friends of the Earth Ireland adheres to Irish law that prohibits discrimination on basis of age, sexual orientation, marital status, birth, fortune, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, language, present or future state of health, disability, physical or genetic characteristics, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, maternity, change of sex, nationality, alleged race, skin colour, ancestry, national, ethnic or social origin.

The working language is English, but applicants are not expected to be native speakers.

Applications for both positions can be made by sending your CV with a 1-page cover letter to by 23.59 on Sunday 14th March 2021.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Feb, 2021
Remotely / Dublin 2
Expiry Date
14th Mar, 2021