United Kingdom

Work for us

Join the Common Purpose UK team.

Current vacancies

Course Director (Bristol and the West of England)

Equal opportunities: We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and are working hard to ensure that our programmes and services meet the requirements of people with disabilities.

Can't see a vacancy right for you?

We are always looking for top talent to join us. If you can't see anything that is right for you, but are still interested in Common Purpose, please do write to us and we will keep you abreast of any upcoming vacancies.

Please send us 500 words and/or a video on how you fit our brand values (serious, passionate and real) and believe in our vision. If we think we might be a good match, we’ll arrange for you to have lunch or a Skype call with our CEO or Senior Management Team. 

Please send to hr@commonpurpose.org.uk with the subject heading “I’m a leader”.

Hiring the right people

Common Purpose UK is dynamic, ambitious and still growing. Founded in the UK, Common Purpose has a 26 year track record of helping leaders create change at both a local and global level and we are now established as one of the world’s largest leadership development organisations.

Common Purpose UK has staff based all over the UK - with offices in Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Plymouth, Preston and Sheffield.  We are also part of a wider global organisation – with offices across the world but we manage to have a strong team spirit across the entire organisation.

At Common Purpose UK, we want to hire the right person, not just fill a role. We are looking for people who share our vision and brand values; serious, passionate and real. People who are leaders. People who want to be part of making a difference.

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 organisation, we have so many committed and enthusiastic people who go way beyond our expectations.”

Our staff act as leaders themselves and all embody our values.

Our staff are serious about what they do. They are highly professional and always prepared to take the lead.

Our staff are committed to what Common Purpose UK does and to developing and supporting leaders all over the UK.

Our staff are practical, determined and continue to seek out their own learning. 

What we 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. Common Purpose UK is also part of a wider global organisation, there is flexibility to move around the organisation - be it to gain experience or to pursue the job you want.

Karen Mackley, Associate and Former Director