Senior Programme Manager, Air Quality

Global Action Plan

Borough, London
£39,000 - £49,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07835 0156380203 817 7636 Clair McCowlen

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 30th September 2019  

We are looking for a Senior Programme Manager, Air Quality who wants to change the world.

This is one of the most exciting roles in the field of air quality – a chance to lead award winning air pollution busting projects and utilise the power of a coalition of over 200 government, public sector, charity and business supporters to help protect people’s health by improving the air we breathe. The Senior Programme Manager, Air Quality will play a pivotal role in supporting our dynamic and fast-growing charity to design and implement high-quality and impactful change programmes to tackle air pollution and climate change. We are looking for a passionate sustainability professional with extensive experience of leading excellent programmes that make a difference to the environment and people’s health.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who can lead on the following three areas:

Programme design and management

  • Deliver a range of air pollution programmes, both directly to the public and to organisations including schools, healthcare organisations and workplaces, to an excellent standard, on time and to budget.
  • Design and develop programmes to drive continuous improvement, maximum impact and attract more funding.

Stakeholder management

  • Establish and maintain great relationships with public, private and charity sector delivery partners to ensure programmes deliver maximum impact with high satisfaction of all partners involved.
  • Influence organisations and individuals to take faster and deeper action to improve air quality.


  • Develop methodologies and materials to engage target audiences and drive change.
  • Develop and communicate insights from clean air programmes and the Clean Air Public Insights Tracker (GAP intellectual property) to help inform public debate and accelerate the transition to cleaner air.

Key skills and experience


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Air pollution expertise, with up-to-date knowledge about the health impacts and solutions to air pollution.
  • A commitment to change, both to create change for what is good for us and the planet, and to see the beauty in change in a flexible working environment.
  • Results-oriented approach, to maintain focus on achieving outcomes and with a drive to accelerate the transition to cleaner air.
  • Excellent programme management skills, including financial planning, time management, collaborative working, risk management and an eye for detail to achieve impact, high standards and client satisfaction.
  • Proven programme design skills, to be able to create, cost-up and develop ideas, proposals and detailed programme plans.
  • Strong team management skills, to be able to work with others, get the best out of your colleagues and develop the potential of those you manage.
  • Great relationship management skills, with an ability to build, grow and maintain rapport with clients, delivery partners and external stakeholders.
  • Influencing skills, in order to negotiate effectively and get stakeholders to act on air pollution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in order to clearly communicate messages through a range of medium (e.g. workshops, leaflets, social media, websites) to a range of audiences and influence individuals and organisations to act on air pollution.


In addition, the following experience and skills are applicable, although not all are essential for the role:

  • Behaviour change - knowledge and practical application of different theories and models of change.
  • Business development skills, to explore opportunities with existing clients and identify new ones.
  • Data analysis, to be able to extract and communicate pertinent meaning and messages from sets of data.

You will report to the Head of Health and Air Quality.

To apply, please visit our website and read the full information pack.

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