Clean Air Manager, Integrated Care for Cleaner Air project

Global Action Plan
Environment & Sustainability, Health, Medicine & Well Being
Salary Details
£38,000 per annum
Contract Type
Fixed, Temporary
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Looking for an inspiring, driven and highly organised manager who is passionate about health sector action on air pollution to deliver an exciting project in the North-East and North Cumbria region

Job Description

Global Action Plan in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are excited to launch the Integrated Care for Cleaner Air (IC4CA) project across the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) region.

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.


Job Purpose:

  • The post holder will lead the development and delivery of a range of project initiatives, including the shaping of the IC4CA tool and the use of that tool to create an air quality action plan for the ICS. The post will be responsible for developing and delivering their own portfolio of work that aligns with the requirements of the IC4CA project.
  • The post holder will work across the organisation with multi-disciplinary teams building key relationships to ensure the delivery of the air quality action plan for the ICS.
  • An excellent communicator is required, with the passion to embed air quality action across the ICS’s work and services and maintain the position of the ICS as an exemplar for sustainability in the healthcare sector.
  • The post holder will be responsible for working with Global Action Plan colleagues to set up project monitoring and reporting systems.
  • The post holder will coordinate communications materials from the project and data collection to measure and communicate our successes.


  • Coordinate the creation of the IC4CA framework tool, working closely with Global Action Plan, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Head of Sustainability, and other members of the Newcastle team to ensure that an effective tool is created to enable and empower any ICS to deliver on clean air commitments.
  • Develop, support the delivery, and regularly review the ICS’s clean air action plan, ensuring that the activity is delivering the required air quality improvements in line with ICS targets. You will maintain a project action plan and tracking system for all project activity and will be required to develop and contribute to business cases to enable investment in new programmes and initiatives to support cleaner air work.
  • Represent the project at key working groups and raise the profile of the project’s work where required through speaking at conferences and events and developing case studies.  


Key skills and experience

We are looking for a passionate, driven, and organised individual with a proven track record of working on people-facing programmes. We are looking for someone with the following:


  • Stakeholder management: Ability to positively engage stakeholders across multiple departments, disciplines, and levels of seniority with excellent communication/engagement skills, both written and verbal, with experience of facilitating workshops, and an ability to negotiate, persuade and influence.
  • Relationship Building: experience of building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple departments, networks, and organisations to ensure buy-in and engagement on project work.
  • Experience of managing and completing complex projects/programmes, with the ability to develop long-term plans for their delivery, incorporating risk identification, mitigation strategies and establishment of key milestones within the overall trajectory with a real attention to detail.
  • Self-starter: Ability to self-manage and be proactive and flexible.
  • Passion for sustainability: Strong comprehension of sustainability and how that applies to people’s lives.
  • Health sector experience: We are looking for a candidate who has experience of working with or within the health sector.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to process information (qualitative and quantitative data) into meaningful outputs and communications, with competence using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.


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

  • A strong knowledge of air quality
  • Budget management
  • Data analysis experience
  • Research skills

Company Description

About Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan is a dynamic charity that is tackling the root cause of environmental breakdown and health inequalities. We’re the people behind Clean Air Day (the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign), the co-creators of the Clean Air Hospital Framework, the founders of Business for Clean Air, the designers of the Clean Air Public Insights Tracker and the architects of the Clean Air Hub. 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.

About Newcastle Hospitals and the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching hospital Trusts in the country, with around 17,000 staff and an annual income of £1billion. Rated outstanding twice by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Trust has a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally. The Trust also has a longstanding reputation for environmental sustainability leadership and in 2019 they became the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare the health emergency that is the climate emergency, and commit to fast-tracking decarbonisation of their healthcare services. The Trust’s award-winning Sustainability Team oversee the Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (SHINE) programme and delivery of the Board approved Climate Emergency Strategy, with the vision “to be a global leader in sustainable healthcare delivery through collaboration and innovation, helping our patients and communities to thrive within the means our planet”.

Newcastle Hospitals is one of 12 provider Trusts that, along with commissioners and primary care networks, form the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System (NENC ICS). The quality of health and care services in the region are consistently rated amongst the best in the country, though overall public health is amongst the worst in the country. The NENC ICS serves a population of 3.1 million people with some of the poorest life expectancy, starkest health inequalities and highest levels of preventable disease in England.