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."
We are looking for a Director of Philanthropy who will be pivotal in establish new philanthropic funding and long-term relationships for us during an exciting period of expansion. Philanthropy is a largely untapped area for us. We are looking for someone ambitious and driven, someone excited to come and lead this area for Global Action Plan. From working with the CEO and the board to map out the role that philanthropic giving can play and how to harness connections we have, to developing a strategy to grow income and building the necessary team to deliver it, this will be an exciting role for someone passionate to make a difference in the world.
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 20th September. First round interviews taking place 23/24th September.
Senior Programme Manager, Clean Air For Health (Maternity Cover)
We are looking for Maternity Cover for a Senior Programme Manager, Clean Air for Health role. We are looking for someone to manage a suite of cutting-edge health sector programmes that have the potential to make a real difference to the health of millions of people across the UK, including some of those most vulnerable to the health impacts of air pollution. You will work in partnership with academic, public sector, charity and business partners to implement a high-quality and impactful change programmes to tackle air pollution (and climate change), while seeking out strategic opportunities for new programmes. We are looking for an experienced programme manager with a passion for environment and health. Experience of working in or with the NHS is highly desired, but not essential for a candidate with alternative outstanding experiences.
Application deadline: 9am September 20th 2021. Interviews taking place w/c 27th September. 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.
Youth Networks Assistant
We are looking for an organised and dedicated individual to join our Youth and Schools team and help us build networks of students across the country who are excited to lead on climate action in their regions. You will help us to set up and organise the networks and provide support for virtual and in-person events for network staff and students. You will support the promotion of the networks and network activities through websites and social media. You will be involved in seeking out and following up with those interested in supporting, funding or creating regional networks. You will also carry out general project administrative and support activities.
You will gain skills in virtual and online event management, child safeguarding, project administration, data protection, web site content creation, working with young people and stakeholder management. You will be working in a team that is building regional grassroots sustainability networks across the UK, and with links abroad, working together on campaigns and initiatives to tackle climate change and support the environment and benefit communities. The networks promote strong collaborations between students from different schools.
To apply, please complete the application form and then 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 27th September 2021. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject of your email.
This placement also being made available as part of Race for Nature’s Recovery (www.race4nature.org.uk, a new programme working to improve the diversity of the environmental sector. It is open to all young people that are eligible for Kickstart placements. We particularly welcome applications from young people who are: i) From BAME backgrounds; ii) Living in economically deprived areas of the UK; iii) Non-graduates.
To apply through the scheme, please speak to your job centre to be referred for the role. Please also complete the Race to Nature diversity survey here: http://bit.ly/RNR_DM. This is required as part of your Kickstarter application.
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.