Working with us
Global Action Plan is a charity that helps people live more sustainable lives by connecting what is good for us and good for the planet. We recruit people who are passionate about helping us fulfill this mission, whether you currently work within the sustainability industry or not.
We are working to break down the root causes of environmental breakdown and health inequalities. We're tackling air pollution and working with young people on new ideas about wellbeing and consumerism; that what makes them happier will at the same time be better for the planet. And we bring progressive businesses and school children together to work on ground-breaking projects that develop leaders of future and have a benefit on our environment today.
Through our projects and collaborations, Global Action Plan enables people to see, believe and, crucially, act on the insight that what is good for us is good for the planet.
GAP is a fantastic employer with beyond average annual leave, maternity/paternity entitlements, responsibility for change-making projects from day one, and the potential for progression within the organisation to take on additional opportunities to create impact.
Roles that we are advertising for can be found below. GAP is committed to ensuring diversity in our team and BAME candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Please ensure to mention which role you are interested in when contacting us.
"When I was job hunting and I saw that Global Action Plan had won a Happiest Workplace award, I was intrigued. Considering that - alongside all the ways GAP works to help people and planet - I thought it must be a special place, and it is. I'm very proud to work here, and am constantly inspired and amazed by the achievements of a team of our size."
For all of our roles, we particularly welcome applications from groups that are under represented in the sustainability sector.
Charity Impact & Research Manager
We are looking for a new team member to help us evidence our role in creating a better world and design new research to create a compelling case for radical positive change.
We need someone who enjoys both big picture thinking and getting stuck into detailed design and implementation. Comfortable dreaming up ways to work out the cumulative effect our programmes are having on public discourse on air quality - through to working out the best (ethical) experiment to test the impact that exposure to targeted advertising has on youth wellbeing and buying behaviour.
Global Action Plan already values the importance of insights-led project design and is practised at evidencing impact through rich qualitative and quantitative data. We are involved in a number of academic working groups and work closely with university partners to incorporate the latest academic insights into our projects. We are looking for someone to help us take these foundations to the next level and (1) embed an aligned approach to impact measurement across the charity, (2) give a boost to the robustness and creativity of our research design as we try to answer some pretty thorny questions and (3) be the Global Action Plan lead on our major research projects to uncover important new insights for the sector.
To apply, please send your cover letter (max. 1 side) and your CV (max. 2 sides) to [email protected]. When applying, please confirm your right to work in the UK, and your earliest start date. Application deadline: 8am, Monday 19 April.
Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject of your email, and ensure CV and cover letter attachments are saved with file names in the form "first name surname cover letter" and "first name surname CV".
Project Manager: International Campaigns, Clean Air
This is a really exciting role – a chance to make a real difference to the health and educational outcomes of millions of children by campaigning for children’s right to clean air. The Project Manager, International Campaign will:
- Implement an international campaign framework, including strategy, tactics and campaign assets culminating in a global event
Lead the delivery of the UK element of the campaign, working closely with the communication team on the comms elements
Work with delivery partners in three countries to ensure consistency of campaign delivery
Build a coalition of partners committed to call for a child’s right to clean air.
To apply, please send your cover letter (max. 1 side) and your CV (max. 2 sides) to [email protected]. When applying, please confirm your right to work in the UK, and your earliest start date.
Application deadline: 8am Tuesday 6 April 2021. Interviews taking place 7-8 April 2021. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject of your email.
Youth Engagement/Environmental Education
Calling all youth engagement / environmental education specialists – we have a number of exciting programmes coming up and want to expand our go-to list of education programme strategy designers and in-school workshop leads. Are you passionate about the environment and have a background in leading and designing education programmes? If so we'd love to hear from you.
Please send your CV with links to/samples of programmes you’ve led to [email protected]
Work placements and experience
We are often happy to offer placements and work experience to students when it forms a part of your course and you will receive academic credit for the time spent with us. To apply for one of these opportunities, please email [email protected] with the dates that you are looking for a placement for, along with your CV, why you are interested in getting experience with Global Action Plan and a short explanation of how this position will fit into your current studies, and what kind of academic credit you will receive for the position.