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Closing Date

Friday, 17 May 2024





Join Roses in the Ocean’s transformative journey, saving lives, and reducing emotional distress and pain.

  • Facilitate integration of lived experience in suicide prevention
  • Advocate for system reform and innovation
  • Drive community capacity and empowerment

The organisation

Established in 2011, Roses in the Ocean seeks to lead the significant cultural shift needed to save lives through harnessing the perspectives of the community they represent, along with their own lived experience of suicide. It seeks to innovate and transform suicide prevention, and drive and deliver system reform, working towards this via a range of services and advocacy activities. Roses in the Ocean supports organisations and government to effectively and meaningfully integrate lived experience expertise into suicide prevention. It is committed to empowering those with a lived experience of suicide to find their voice, and to build this community’s capacity to bring insights and wisdom to suicide prevention.

Roses in the Ocean has been on a path of steady growth, particularly since 2018. Funded primarily by government and through a suite of fee-for-service offerings, the organisation operates nationally, with its work recognised internationally.

With two of the current board of directors completing their terms and stepping down from the board, Roses in the Ocean is now looking for two new Non-Executive Directors to join the organisation.


The role

Roses in the Ocean is seeking two experienced Non-Executive Directors to join its committed Board and contribute to the organisation’s outstanding work. It has undertaken a comprehensive skills analysis before undertaking this recruitment process.

Roses in the Ocean is an organisation that lives its values, and anyone hoping to join the organisation must be strongly aligned with those.

Critical to these Board roles are lived experience of suicide – defined as ‘having experienced suicidal thoughts; survived a suicide attempt; supported a loved one through suicidal crisis; or been bereaved by suicide’.

Beyond lived experience, the organisation looking for individuals with executive level experience who bring:

  • Expertise in Law and regulatory environments, OR
  • Demonstrated experience in people and culture, and workforce strategy
  • Experience in transformative strategy development and implementation

While risk is an important consideration in any board context, the board of Roses in the Ocean have embraced prudent innovation as part of their growth and invite individuals who share a similar mindset to apply.


To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with Roses in the Ocean to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Board Pack and to review their annual reports and financial statements, please visit their website at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]


Your application will include your CV, as well as a cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining Roses in the Ocean and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity. A considered cover letter will be an important part of your application.


Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 17 May 2024.


If you are viewing this opportunity via LinkedIn, we invite you to visit the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at for further information.

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