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Design your life, your career and the future of work.

What’s the best thing about working at Common Purpose? Easy. The people. We’re curious, creative, and diverse, driven by the purpose of our work and energized by the joy we get from supporting each other and impacting lives globally.

Open positions


Leadership Team, Hybrid in Germany

Who we are

We are on a mission to develop people who can cross cultural, institutional and social boundaries, and we work passionately with people to help push the boundaries of what is possible so that they can:

  • Help us to work better, together 
  • Be the connectors of our unique lived experiences and  
  • Lead, with a difference

Our culture

Life at Common Purpose

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or who you want to be. At Common Purpose you’ll be part of an organization that’s reimagining what good leadership can be. Our open collaborative environment and innovative, bold brand gives you the opportunity to grow, have fun, and do your best work. 

We want you to feel like you belong here and can thrive here. No two people are the same, so neither are we. We strive to empower our team to take on the most inspiring challenges of their working lives. 


Our values

At Common Purpose, we bring our values to life through our people and our culture. We are:

Boundary Pushers

We strive to be and do better, staying curious and challenging the accepted norms, daring to be bold and distinctive, while striding ahead with grit and purpose.

Bridge Builders

We are diverse, equitable, people first, champions of difference; bringing people together through networks
and collaborations, so they can lead differently.

Change Champions

We are agile and innovative catalysts, working sustainably to improve the lives, organizations and communities of others so they can make a difference that creates lasting value and equitable impact.

Rooted Big Dreamers

We have big ideas, always with our feet on the ground but eyes on the stars. Always evolving with the future in mind
and in the process make complex things feel simpler.

The traits of a Common Purpose staff member

  • Adaptable to change
  • Empathetic to others
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Purposeful and intentional

  • Customer-obsessed
  • Globally connected
  • Want to make a difference
  • Digitally fluent

A culture of learning

Our aim will be to help you develop new areas of expertise and sharpen your existing skills. All to enable you to reach your full potential.


Expand your skills and experience through regular on-the-job training and learning. 

Enjoy frequent opportunities to hear from some of the greatest minds in leadership.

Work with talented colleagues and clients all around the world.

We're looking for all kinds of people

The Common Purpose team is growing, with an exciting mix of people in different parts of the world. It's still small enough for you to know and connect with most of your colleagues, but large enough to be making an impact on thousands of leaders, their communities, and cities across the globe, every year. 

Common Purpose is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job.  

If you have any access requirements that you would like us to be aware of to support your application, please get in touch with us at


How it works

Our transparent application, interview, and induction process.

Submit your application

Follow the steps to complete the online application. We encourage candidates to spend time reading our website to get to know our organization, values and products.

Interviews and tests (where applicable)

Once your application has passed an internal review, you’ll receive an email from the team to schedule your first interview with the hiring lead and a member of our People team. You may be requested to complete a test that highlights your technical capabilities and communication skills. Once we’ve evaluated your interview (and test), you may be invited to an additional interview.


You’ll always hear back from us as we respond to every candidate’s application. If the hiring team has agreed to hire you, you’ll receive an official offer to join our team.

Onboarding and mentorship

Leading up to your start date, you’ll be provided with a comprehensive personal induction plan that outlines your first months with us. You’ll also be paired with a mentor and have the opportunity to spend a week working in a different part of the business.