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Main purpose of the role

Common Purpose is a not-for-profit leadership development organization. Our objective is to develop leaders who can cross boundaries. We is currently looking for a dynamic and ambitious professional to join us as Programme Co-ordinator in our Bradford team in Leeds & Yorkshire. This represents a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to take the next step in their professional career. Full of energy, drive and with a can-do attitude you will work closely with the Programme Director of Common Purpose Leeds & Yorkshire.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment you will responsible be for ensuring that our team is supported to meet business goals. We are looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about leadership development. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a Coordinator role showing entrepreneurial initiative.


Position: Programme Co-ordinator

Department/Office: Bradford

Responsible to: Programme Director

Grade: B

Salary: £18-19k p/a pro-rated

Physical Location: Bradford

Duration: Fixed term part time (3 days per week)


Overall Objectives and Person specification

The main purpose of this role is to coordinate activities for Common Purpose programmes across Yorkshire and to support the work of the Programme Director and the Yorkshire team. This includes both open programmes and customized work. The role will also be required to work and travel across the UK from time to time supporting other members of the wider CPUK team as part of Common Purpose’s flexible resource model.

Scope of the role

This role involves: 

  • Regular telephone and email contact with businesses, public sector organisations and charities arranging sales/recruitment meetings
  • Sales calls to follow-up when information has been sent
  • Researching case studies through our knowledgebase
  • Regularly updating the sales database with contact details and tracking customer movements
  • Supporting the team with marketing initiatives; PR opportunities; graduate communications
  • Maintaining regular communications and good relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. programme participants, advisory group members, contributors and alumni)
  • Supporting events, programme days, launches, graduate events, networking activities in the region, under guidance of the Programme Director.
  • Compiling information, sales and briefing packs
  • Liaising with, and visiting, venues prior to the actual event; organising catering; handling venue bookings
  • Regular liaison with, and support for, the participant group e.g. in relation to dietary requirements, biographies; support with the participant website and assessment procedures
  • Contacting speakers and keeping them informed
  • Physically setting up the venues for events e.g. setting up the room, registration arrangements etc.
  • Data entry and data cleansing on our systems and database
  • Maintaining IT systems
  • Running and organising the office systems
  • Issuing invoices promptly and accurately and following up to ensure prompt payment
  • Ordering stationery and office supplies; handling post and maintaining effective office administration procedures
  • Supporting the team with administrative tasks, systems and procedures
  • Diary management.



Person specification

Qualifications, experience and competences

  • Proficient at Microsoft Office including email, Word and Excel
  • Coordination and administration experience and ability to motivate oneself and keep focusing when working on one’s own
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Friendly and professional interpersonal skills, on the phone, by email and face-to-face
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong team player who is proactive in resolving problems
  • Ability to work in small team often alone as well as having experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • An understanding of and commitment to Common Purpose’s mission, values and behaviours



Qualifications, experience and competences

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject
  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject
  • Event organisation experience
  • Good knowledge of the area, its key issues, and significant organisations
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • Experience of working in an office/ sales based environment 

About Common Purpose

Common Purpose is a leadership development organization that specializes in cross-boundary leadership. A not-for profit, we run programmes in over 70 cities worldwide. Founded in 1989, over 4,000 people become Common Purpose Alumni every year.