Clean Air Fund
Who we are
Launched at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in 2019 and with more than $50m in unrestricted funds raised to date, the Clean Air Fund is a global philanthropic initiative that works to achieve clean air for all.
The Clean Air Fund makes grants to reduce air pollution – to monitor the state of the air, to develop policies for clean energy and transport, to mobilise the public and to run campaigns. It is well resourced and scaling fast; funded by a growing partnership of leading foundations with interests across health, climate, children and mobility. It brings these and other organisations together to identify and create best practice, to share learnings and connect people, and ensure solutions are rapidly scaled up and replicated around the world.
90% of the world’s population – approximately 6.8 billion people – live in places where the air they breathe is damaging their health. Outdoor air pollution is responsible for 4.2 million deaths worldwide – more than from malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS combined. The causes of climate change are often the same as the causes of air pollution, so tackling air pollution will not just save lives, but can also inject urgency into the climate change agenda. Improving air quality is a win for our planet, as well as its population.
We believe in a world where everyone breathes clean air.
We are a new organisation that is clear on what we offer and what we expect from everyone in the team.
We offer the opportunity to be at the heart of efforts to reduce air pollution across the globe, working with an exceptionally high calibre team. You would be part of shaping a growing and ambitious organisation, benefitting from our support and commitment to your learning and career development.
In turn everyone who works with us is expected to share our values – collaborative, dynamic and evidence-informed – and to do their utmost to deliver our strategic objectives according to their role. As we are growing rapidly, comfort with almost continuous change is vital as is the desire to learn, improve and grow with the organisation.
Further information is available on our website
Main purpose of the role
To work closely with CAF’s director and manager teams to facilitate all aspects of effective people management, help maintain CAF’s healthy organisational culture and make the charity a great place to work. We are a matrix-managed organisation with international growth plans.
This role reports into the Director of Finance and Operations. Initially there is no direct line management responsibility, but the Executive Assistant offers support and, at times, the Head of HR will draw on the support of Analysts in the Programmes and Communications teams for particular projects. It is anticipated that there will be an HR Assistant role to report into this post in due course.
Facilitate effective people management
Learning and development
People resourcing and planning
Qualifications and experience
Applications close: Thursday 29th October 2020. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
Interviews: Interviews will be held virtually in the w/c 9th November. Final interviews will take place, where possible and appropriate, in Central London in the w/c 16th November.
If you would like to apply for this exciting role, please include a cover letter with your CV and email your application to . Your cover letter must include details relating to your eligibility to work in the UK. Please include in the subject line of your email the job you are applying for. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email
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