Applying for a job

See things differently.

Work with us to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet.


Applications must be made using the application form. We will not accept CVs as these do not give the quality or quantity of information we need to assess the application fairly against our criteria.

Please note: We're unable to sponsor a visa application for anyone who cannot supply the original of one of the documents accepted under the Asylum and Immigration Act (1996) as evidence that you're allowed to work in the UK. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfil this legal requirement.

Check you’re free to come on the planned interview date. If not, please tell us on your application why you can't come and tell us when you are available.

Keep a copy of your application form before you submit it online or post it to us. We send an automatic email in response to online applications, but can't acknowledge posted forms.

We encourage online applications, but you can also download the form from the job page and post it to us.


Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and woman in senior positions. Do contact us as we really do want you to see how you can become part of the Friends of the Earth team.

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our Diversity / Equalities policy, we would appreciate it if you would answer the questions below. We will treat the information you provide in strict confidence and remove this information sheet when we get your application so that it is not available to those shortlisting or interviewing for the role. We do ask for your name so that we can identify who is being short-listed for roles. Completion of this form is voluntary and if you do not wish to answer any question(s), this will not affect your application in any way.


At least two people assess how closely your application matches what we’re looking for and decide the interview shortlist. We email shortlisted candidates and ask them to come to an interview with us.


If we invite you for an interview, we’ll ask for more details about how you meet the role competencies.

We might also ask you to do a job-related exercise. Some of these exercises are given, unseen, on the day of the interview; others you’ll be told about in advance. When we ask you to interview we’ll say if you’ll have to do an exercise.

If we haven't contacted you by the interview date your application hasn’t been successful.


If we interview you we’ll let you know the outcome and are happy to offer feedback on request. Our roles tend to be very popular and if you’re not shortlisted unfortunately we don’t have the resources to be able to contact you and can’t give you feedback.


Please follow our LinkedIn page for updates on all of our roles.


Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding our roles/processes.

Campaigners dressed as bees outside parliament