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Projects Director

Bildung & Forschung
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort London
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 14.02.2024

Common Purpose

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Salary:£38,000 to £42,000, depending on level of experience

Role:One year contract, fixed term

Flexible working:We offer a fully flexible working environment, with access to an office in London

Annual leave:25 days of annual leave perannum, pro rata, plus 3 additional days over Christmas

Benefits:Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Projects Directorto specifically work on two new Nature Recovery Leadership Programmes, which we are about to launch in the North of England and in Scotland.

This is a one-year, fixed term contract role basedin the UK as part of theCommon Purpose team responsible for leading and developing the organisation’s environmental work – a key strategic priority for Common Purpose. We focus on developing programmes for leaders who are working on environmental issues (they are not necessarily in the environmental sector as our work gathers leaders from all walks of life who are tackling environmental challenges).

We are a registered charity working to develop leaders who can cross cultural, institutional, and social boundaries. We are an organization founded on strong social purpose and we live this continuously through our work. An important part of our values is to support diverse talent and as part of that our commitment is toensuringthat people from under-represented backgrounds have places on our programmes.Over75,000professional staff and almost40,000students across the globe have participated in our programmes.

The Projects Director will be responsible for designing and delivering theNature Recovery Leadership Programmes, leadership development programmes run in-person and online for emerging leaders involved in nature recovery in the UK. Theywill be an experienced facilitator and someone who canbuild and maintain strong relationships with new and existing stakeholders.


  • Secure a diverse group of applicants for the leadership programmes and meet application and financial targets.
  • Manage multiple and diverse stakeholders, including our Advisory Group members, alumni, participants, partners and programme contributors.
  • Design and develop high impact programme curriculum, while also creating materials that support the quality of our programmes.
  • Facilitate high quality leadership programmes, for emerging leaders/mid-career professionals both online and in-person, ensuring the involvement of all participants.
  • Ensure that the Common Purpose image is high profile, independent and professional – marketing Common Purpose programmes and the campaign through a range of communication channels – including social media.


  • Self-motivated and resilient.
  • Enterprising, energetic and curious.
  • Confident at building sustainable relationships with mid-level and senior leaders, and persuading people and their organisation of the value of taking part in our leadership development programmes.
  • A confident presenter and communicator with experience of inspiring confidence in senior and diverse groups.
  • Experienced in learning design and in learning principles.
  • Experienced in managing and prioritizing a high workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of local, national issues and current affairs, whilst steering a non-aligned path.
  • Be passionate about helping to develop leaders who are working to tackle environmental challenges and to shape a more inclusive and sustainable future.
  • Experience of working in a remote/dispersed role.

All applicants must also:

  • Have excellent written English, oral communication and interpersonal skills, comfortable interacting on the phone/video calls and in-person.
  • Be able and willing to travel for short periods of time(possiblyoutsideof normal working hours)when asked to support programme delivery.
  • Be confident and proficient in the use of MS Office and Zoom (and ideally, project planning tools).

If you have a passion for making a difference and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of a dynamic non-profit organization, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Please send us your CV and cover letter – we will not consider any applications thatdon’tcontaina cover letter. As a purpose-ledorganizationcommitted to access and equity, we welcome applications from different and diverse backgrounds; attitude, mindset and energy are the critical currency for this role.

Common Purpose is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any access requirements that you would like us to be aware of to support your application, pleaseget in touch withus.

Deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 1st March 2024.

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