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.
GAP is committed to ensuring diversity in our team and for all of our roles. We particularly welcome applications from groups that are under represented in the sustainability sector.
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."
Clean Air Manager, Integrated Care for Cleaner Air project
This is a unique opportunity to help utilise the opportunity Integrated Care Systems provide to tackle air pollution at a systems level. The ambition of this project is to create a healthier air future for over 3 million people in North East England and inspire care systems nationally to pursue action on cleaner air. With the project team you will be co-creating and helping to implement a clean air action plan for the North East and North Cumbria region, while sharing insights by developing a freely available tool to help other ICSs act on air pollution, building on the Clean Air Hospital Framework developed in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital. Collaboration is key as stakeholders across the whole region will need to successfully work together.
Global Action Plan is looking for an inspiring, driven and highly organised manager who is passionate about health sector action on air pollution. This Clean Air Manager will be responsible for the delivery of this exciting project on the ground in the North East and North Cumbria region, from creating and implementing a clean air action plan for the NENC ICS, to sharing a national framework for Integrated Care Systems to act for cleaner air.
The post holder will be accountable to Global Action Plan’s Senior Programme Manager for the delivery of the IC4CA project outputs across the North-East and North Cumbria region.
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 2nd August 2021. First round interviews will be taking place mid-August. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject of your email.
HR & Office Assistant
Global Action Plan is looking for an office and HR assistant who will work within the core Global Action Plan team, helping to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. You will work closely with the Head of Operations to support human resources needs and provide office support. You will also work closely with the senior leaders to support work with our Trustees and management teams.
We are happy to consider both graduates/students studying in this space or those with no qualifications but some previous relevant experience.
To apply, please complete the application form before sending your cover letter (max. 1 side) and your CV (max. 2 sides) to [email protected]. Application deadline: 8am Monday 2 August 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.