Legal Consultant – Friends of the Earth

Consultancy fee: £5,830 for 8 weeks beginning 1 July
Closing date:
30th May
8th or 9th June

Lawyer needed to advise environmental campaigner

Friends of the Earth England Wales & Northern Ireland is a leading environmental NGO and part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, on the front line of campaigning for sustainable development and environmental justice. Friends of the Earth is looking to engage a legal consultant to support its legal work for eight weeks.

The successful consultant will provide project-based advice to campaigners on key legal issues arising during the consultancy period which may include advising Friends of the Earth and community groups in different parts of the country on fracking and undertaking relevant casework as necessary. They will also advise on any other urgent pieces of legal advice or casework arising in our priority campaigns within the period of the contract. Additionally, they will engage in providing legal advice as appropriate to our campaign teams on the environmental impacts of the outcome of the EU referendum.

The work would suit a UK qualified solicitor or barrister with solid experience of environmental/planning legal work and ideally also public law experience. Some media law knowledge would also be desirable. Experience of working in a campaigning organisation or other not for profit context, particularly in a fast-paced environment, would be an advantage.

This is not an employment. The consultancy fee for the contract is £5,830 for an eight week period, expected to begin on Friday 1 July 2016. You will be responsible for your own taxes and would invoice Friends of the Earth for services provided. We intend to interview for potential consultants at our London offices on either 8 or 9 June 2016.

Expressions of interest from lawyers

If you are interested in this contract please send a proposal, setting out relevant qualifications and experience and a covering letter, to Jake White, Friends of the Earth, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP or to by 30th May 2016.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Friends of the Earth is especially keen to encourage interest from people currently under-represented in the environmental movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551