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Job Title: Deputy Director/Head of Events, Membership and Partnerships

Working For: Progress
Location: London
Salary: Competitive/Dependent on Experience

Job Details

Progress is looking for a new deputy director/head of events, membership and partnerships.

The successful candidate will be part of a small professional team trying to renew the British centre-left, bring on new talent and prevent a hard-left take over of local Labour parties. They will help deliver a widely read magazine, a high-quality events programme and growing membership.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. To assist the Executive Director as a member of the secretariat of the Progress Strategy Board and in the implementation of the future strategy for Progress, its political direction, events and publications.
2. To deputise for the Executive Director in his/her absence.
3. To manage members of staff covering the members, events, training and political education functions of the organisation.
4. To develop and execute a membership recruitment and retention strategy, and ensuring good systems are in place to manage a growing membership.
5. To curate the events programme for the organisation including our Westminster series, the regional events schedule, Progress political weekend, Progress annual conference and the delivery of Progress’ Labour party conference fringe.
6. To proactively seek sponsorship and advertising for publications and the magazine.
7. To work with CLPs officers, National Policy Forum reps and the wider party stakeholders to promote the work of Progress.
8. To ensure the smooth running of the Progress office.

Personal Specification:


A thorough knowledge of Labour party and progressive politics, with a keen interest in progressive politics and Labour party processes.


* A proven track record of campaigning in the Labour party or other organisations.
* A track record of organising budgets, processes and external contracts and partners.
* Experience of leading or managing a team, alongside working with partners and donors, would be desirable.


* Excellent written communication skills.
* Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
* Ability to develop clear objectives, assess success and report back in a clear way.
* A willingness to work effectively within a team.

Closing Date: 20 October 2017

Interview/Start Dates
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 20 October 2017
Interviews will take place on 24-26 October 2017

Application Details

Please send your CV and covering letter to the Director Richard Angell:

Progress values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. The organisation would consider applications for job share arrangements and/or flexible working and is keen to encourage applications from groups not traditionally well represented in our political system.

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