United Kingdom

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

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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. 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.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and ambitious professional to join us as Senior Programme Co-ordinator in our Glasgow team in the UK. 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 Senior Programme Director in Scotland. 

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment you will be responsible for ensuring that our Glasgow 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 an events co-ordinator, project management or training programme co-ordinator role.


Position: Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Department/Office: Glasgow and Edinburgh

Responsible to: Senior Programme Director

Grade: C

Physical Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh

Salary: £20-21k p/a dependent on experience

Duration: Permanent Full time

Closing date: Friday, 19th May 2017

Overall Objectives and Person specification

The main purpose of this role is to co-ordinate activities for Common Purpose programmes across Glasgow and Edinburgh and to support the business and curriculum development work of the Senior Programme Director. This includes both open programmes and customized work. The role may 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

A self-starter you will have a strong ability to work independently and on your own initiative. You will have strong communication skills, and experience in event co-ordination and working on a daily basis with systems and data. You will be responsible for sales and marketing co-ordination of our programmes, relationship management, along with taking ownership of general office administration.

This role entails, but is not limited to, the following

  • Responsible for relationship management, sales and marketing co-ordination through proactive communication, project management and use of internal systems
  • Put together and support events, programme days and other activities in the cities, under the guidance of the Senior Programme Director, to help deliver high quality experiences for our customers
  • Create and maintain effective and transparent systems to ensure the Senior Programme Director is supported effectively and able to meet as many organizations in Glasgow and Edinburgh as possible.
  • Carry out research prior to meetings, attend meetings where required, carry out effective and prompt post-meeting follow-up
  • Regular, professional and effective communications and relationships with key local customers and stakeholders (e.g. programme participants, advisory group members, contributors and alumni), ensuring co-ordination of approach
  • Ensure invoices are issued and accurately followed up in a prompt manner
  • Support the Senior Programme Director to deliver objectives through the completion of administrative tasks, and database and diary management
  • Support other UK teams when needed.
Person specification

Essential qualifications, experience and competences:

  • Ability to work in a small team with self-direction
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload  and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Excellent event planning and organization skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-starter who is target-driven and able to motivate oneself when working on one’s own – must be comfortable in a target oriented environment
  • Friendly and professional interpersonal skills, on the phone, by email and face-to-face
  • An understanding of and commitment to Common Purpose’s mission, values and behaviours
  • Experience of building and maintaining strong working relationships with their team and with diverse stakeholder groups 


Desirable qualifications, experience and competences:

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject
  • Event organization experience
  • Good knowledge of the area, its key issues, and significant organizations
  • 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.