Work for Common Purpose

Open Position: CEO, Common Purpose (Ireland)

We are currently looking for a dynamic and ambitious professional to lead the team as Chief Executive Officer, based in Dublin. This represents a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to take the next step in their professional career.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment you will be responsible for ensuring that our team meets its business goals. We are looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about leadership development. Full of energy, drive and with a can-do attitude, the successful candidate will have experience of working in a senior management role, showing entrepreneurial initiative. Experience of a hybrid commercial/not-for-profit environment would be a plus.

Download pdf: Job Description for Common Purpose (Ireland) CEO

Applications: Interested candidates should send a CV to

Closing date: 28th March 2018

Working for Common Purpose

Common Purpose (Ireland) is a licensee of The Common Purpose Charitable Trust delivering experiential leadership development programmes in Ireland. Common Purpose (Ireland) was established in 1996 as charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee.

The objective of Common Purpose is to develop leaders who can cross boundaries. Common Purpose runs programmes in over 70 cities worldwide. Founded in 1989, over 4,000 people become Common Purpose Alumni every year.

Common Purpose can offer you
  • Interesting and varied work - Common Purpose offers a wide range of job opportunities including sales, training design and delivery, event management and IT.
  • Opportunity to develop new skills - Common Purpose is committed to the training and development of its staff.
  • Career progression - Common Purpose staff are given time every month to meet their line managers to discuss their work and how they can develop in their roles.
What you can expect from us
  • Common Purpose staff are talented and highly capable, and we believe that it is our responsibility as employers to build on and develop their skills and abilities.

Learn more about our beliefs and values.

Marie Mohan, Chief Executive, Common Purpose UK

“The fact that we make a real difference to people and to places. That we are simultaneously inspirational and thoroughly down-to-earth. That as an organization, we have so many committed and enthusiastic people who go way beyond our expectations.”

Fairness, diversity and equality

Common Purpose Ireland is committed to principles of fairness, diversity and equality in its recruitment and employment practices.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and work hard to ensure that our programmes and services meet the requirements of people.

For more information or to ask a question, please email us or fill out our online enquiry form.