• About the Firm: Friends of the Earth is a leading environmental NGO campaigning to solve the major environmental problems of our time. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and the natural world around us is in decline. We need a Senior Lawyer to join our team to help save the planet and support communities get active too.
  • About the role: We need an in-house lawyer with a genuine depth of experience in the environmental sector and a good understanding of using the law in campaigning.
  • Looking For: We are looking to secure your expertise and proven experience of working in UK public law, and with a depth of expertise specifically in the environmental and/or planning sectors. Your litigation experience is important, and you conduct of environmental or planning cases with examples of success are highly desirable. Additionally, as a creative strategic thinker, you will be able to add value to campaigns by identifying legal opportunities that have impact.
  • Opportunities: As Senior Lawyer you will provide Friends of the Earth with legal advice and representation in support of our overall aims and objectives, including to: inform and/or develop campaign strategy or tactics, identify and develop litigation opportunities, and to help win campaigns. A core focus of the role is to defend and extend environmental justice.
  • And more: You will need to demonstrate managerial skills and the ability to work with a range of different people, and to value and respect that diversity; and possess a strong team orientated work ethic is a must, along with a demonstrable understanding and commitment to environmental and/or social justice, including how law can effect positive change.

Friends of the Earth Limited

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.