Friends of the Earth is looking for an experienced grassroots educator with strong communication and facilitation skills to support a new non-formal development education programme across 20 EU member states. Could this be you?
Purpose of the role
You will play a key role in Friends of the Earth Europe’s “School of Sustainability” Programme, co-ordinating non-formal education and outreach events across 20 EU member states and supporting staff in those countries to share best practice and learn from each other. You will also provide expert help, training and advice to staff and volunteers across Europe, both remotely and face to face, facilitate peer-to-peer support and learning for event co-ordinators, and ensure that events meet the funding criteria for the Programme.
- act as a central point of contact for Friends of the Earth Europe member groups.
- facilitate information sharing and peer support, drawing in particular on the previous experience of some partners in delivering education activities.
- use your own experience and knowledge to support member groups to deliver the best education events possible.
- maintain an overview of activities conducted by all partners, and help with reporting on the funding criteria
- participate actively in the wider learning opportunities of the Programme, sharing that learning and previous experiences with other staff and volunteers as needed.
Key Skills and Attributes
- experience of delivering high quality non-formal education activities, and of supporting others to do the same.
- skilled in facilitating skill-sharing and capacity building, both remotely and face to face.
- able to manage effective communication and coordination between international teams working remotely, and from different organisations.
- experience of working within a major grant-funded programme.
- available to undertake regular travel to Europe (approximately 4 weeks per year)
- a strong commitment to the ideals of Friends of the Earth and an understanding of central role of grassroots organising/mobilising within that.
About the team
This role will be hosted within the Community Activism Team at Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The team forms part of the Mobilisation and Activism Department, and works to build and grow the strength of our activism and networks, by supporting, training and developing people, bringing people together and developing new approaches to engagement.
The European Training Events Co-ordinator will work across Friends of the Earth Europe and be specifically allocated to the School of Sustainability Programme, so you will also work closely with colleagues in our Europe office in Brussels, and with staff and volunteers within 23 member groups across 20 EU states.
What we offer
• Pension – with employer contribution
• Generous holiday allowance
• Life assurance
• Loans – for season ticket, bicycle and personal development
• Childcare vouchers
• Flexible working eg reduced hours, working from different offices, job sharing – agreed with managers on a case by case basis
• Removal expenses – agreed on a case by case basis
• Employee Assistance Programme – free and confidential legal, financial or emotional advice
Diversity and equal opportunities
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.
Apply Online at Friends of Earth website