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Progress square logoProgress is recruiting for the position of Director.

Job Details:

Progress aims to promote a radical and progressive politics for the 21st century. Founded in 1996, we are an independent organisation of Labour party members. Through our national and regional events and regular publications, we seek to promote open debate and discussion of progressive ideas and policies. Progress is chaired by John Woodcock MP.

Purpose of the role:

Progress seeks a director to lead the organisation in the run-up to the general election and beyond. You will have experience of devising, implementing and resourcing organisational strategies; working with senior politicians; managing staff and external stakeholders; and financial planning and budgeting.

Job Description:

  • To set and oversee the political strategy of Progress, its events, publications and all other activities.
  • To ensure the financial rectitude of the organisation.
  • To manage external stakeholders, including the organisation’s chair, vice chairs and honorary president; the Progress strategy board; donors; and other interested parties.
  • To recruit and manage Progress staff and deal with all personnel matters.
  • To edit Progress magazine.
  • To devise and oversee the organisation’s external communications.


£46,000 – £50,000 per annum

Closing Date:

5pm, Thursday 25 September

We particularly welcome applications from women and groups under-represented in politics.

Interview and shortlisting:

We expect to hold interviews on Monday 13 October. Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter (one page) and a CV (two pages) to robert[at] or alternatively post it to us at Progress, Waterloo House, 207 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8XD


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