Head of Health

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Clean Air Fund


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Role Managed by:

Henry Atkin

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6229

e: Henry.Atkin@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice and Social Impact

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with the experience required

Closing Date: 23/04/2021

Formal Interview Date: May and early June

We believe in a world where everyone breathes clean air. 


The Clean Air Fund is a global philanthropic initiative that works to achieve clean air for all.  


Founded in 2019, we are well-resourced and scaling fast; funded by a growing partnership of leading foundations with interests across health, climate, children, and mobility. By bringing these and other organisations together, we hope to identify and create best practice, share learnings, and connect people, and ensure solutions are rapidly scaled up and replicated around the world. 


We are now seeking a dynamic individual to join us as Head of Health. Air pollution is one of the biggest public health issues we face globally – and it’s getting worse. It affects every cell and organ in the body. Every year, millions of adults and children die prematurely, develop life-threatening illnesses, or see their health adversely affected by air pollution. As part of our Global Programmes Team, the incoming Head of Health will lead the development of a health strategy and amplify our engagement with key health actors and institutions across the globe, in collaboration with a skilled and motivated group of key staff and funders.  


The successful candidate will bring a track record of senior leadership working on global public health, excellent strategic vision, strong networks across global health institutions, and a deep understanding of the health policy landscape – particularly as it relates to the social and environmental determinants of health. The ideal candidate will demonstrate dynamic leadership skills and success in building effective partnerships within the health sector and across sectors. Most importantly, s/he will strongly align with Clean Air Fund’s mission, values and goals.  

As this is a new role, there will be scope to develop and shape it over time as the team grows, and the Head of Health will need to be a collaborative self-starter, comfortable working at pace in a rapidly growing environment. 


The deadline for applications is 9am GMT on Friday 23rd April 2021. 


The role, reporting to the Director of Programmes, is a full-time position based in London with frequent travel to engage with key global health actors in Geneva, New York, Washington DC, Brussels, and Seattle. Visa sponsorship may be available for a suitable candidate. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience required.  


First round interviews will be held in May and second round interviews will be held early June.


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