We find people who will make a real difference.

We understand that finding the right leader for your organisation runs deeper than skills and experience, it focuses on passion for your cause and cultural fit with your team.

We care about the organisations we work with and we appreciate that engaging in an executive search process to find for-purpose leaders is a time consuming and critical investment. We have streamlined our process making it easy and transparent, generating the best possible value. With our clients in mind, our comprehensive approach aims to understand all aspects of the organisations we work with, so that we deliver the right leader for them.

We have walked in the shoes of the leaders we work with and understand that the sector has specific requirements to be able to deliver greater social impact. From Non-executive directors to CEO positions, we speak the language of the for-purpose sector, because it is our passion and we have been in those roles.

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How we can help

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Purpose-led organisations

Finding the right leader for your organisation can be easier than you think. We have access to a large network of for-purpose leaders, including CEOs, Chairs and Non-executive directors and once we understand your unique organisational personality, requirements and culture, we will deliver the right fit for you. To support this, we leverage our unique behavioural profiling tool, to consider cultural fit and leadership characteristics.

We guide you through the executive search process and draw on years of experience working in the sector with a true understanding of your operating environment including the challenges and opportunities around contestability, social finance, impact investing, fundraising and revenue diversification.

Contact us to discuss your needs
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We offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to provide guidance on how to start your for-purpose journey. Additionally our Head & Heart Workshop will provide more information on the not-for-profit sector and how to transition into this space.

If you are an experienced executive and you are keen to join the People for Purpose network to hear of our latest opportunities, register here and upload your CV.

View our current opportunities

Why clients choose us

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We are focussed on finding you the right person and have access to our talent pool and network who are unique, diverse, informed and highly skilled. They are a mix of commercial and non-profit expertise, focused on sustainability and improved impact.

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We can genuinely say that we know the space from inside, and out. For the last decade, People for Purpose consultants have worked in the sector from volunteer to CEO/NED and understand the dynamics at play, the challenges and opportunities that exist and the mindset and attitude it takes to succeed.

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Holistic Approach

In partnership with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Graduate School of Management and Leadership Space, we support improved board functionality, clarity of purpose and strategy development, evidence-based profiling to find the right leader, succession planning, and professional development.

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Uniquely, you know what you will need to invest in your search upfront, as our fees are flat and affordable.

Current opportunities

Chief Executive Officer: The Junction Works

Location: Greater Western Sydney, NSW |  Capacity: Full-time

An opportunity to lead a highly respected human services organisation through a continued period of growth in the Greater Western Sydney area.

Chief Executive Officer: YMCA Australia – the Y

Location: Melbourne, VIC |  Capacity: Full-time

Lead a process of change through stewardship and collective leadership

Director of Operations: Crossway Baptist Church

Location: Burwood East, VIC |  Capacity: Full-time

An exciting leadership role for an experienced Christian leader with a strong background in Financial and Operational Management

Director of Ministries: Crossway Baptist Church

Location: Burwood East, VIC |  Capacity: Full-time

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Christian leader with a strong sense of discipleship and community building

Revenue and Development Manager: Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

Location: Sydney, NSW |  Capacity: Full-time

An exciting opportunity exists to create new and manage existing partnerships for an iconic Australian environmental organisation

Chief Executive Officer: Community Resources

Location: Sydney |  Capacity: Full-time

Oversee a breadth of social enterprises in waste, recycling, environment, community and Aboriginal services creating jobs that care for people and the planet.

Executive Director: Australian Writers’ Guild

Location: Sydney |  Capacity: Full-time

Are you a skilled leader and advocate, a resourceful and dynamic big thinker, eager to boost the profile and rights of Australian performance writers?

General Manager Program Delivery: Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)

Location: Newman, WA |  Capacity: Full-time

Exceptional general management co-leadership opportunity in a unique regional setting

General Manager – Organisational Development: Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)

Location: Newman, WA |  Capacity: Full-time

Use your people management and leadership skills to strengthen a viable organization working with Martu

Director Services Development: Our Place

Location: Doveton, Melbourne |  Capacity: Full-time

Are you a leader with experience in early education, passionate about improving life outcomes for children growing up in disadvantage?

Head of Learning Product: Catalyst Education

Location: Melbourne |  Capacity: Full-time

Are you keen to join a leading provider of quality vocational education in Australia and improve societal outcomes?

We engaged People for Purpose to recruit for our CEO role. I was impressed by the level of knowledge the team had about the for-purpose sector. People for Purpose are more than just recruiters; they took a holistic view in approaching our challenge and provided valuable advice and support beyond the recruitment process. People for Purpose went on to support our board recruitment process and we continue to discuss with them the opportunities and challenges the for-purpose sector presents.

Alex Harvey - Chair, PCYC | CFO, Macquarie Bank