We find leaders who will make a real difference

We care about the organisations we work with and we appreciate that engaging in a process to find talent is a costly and critical investment. So we have streamlined the process making it easy and transparent, yielding the best possible value. Our clients tell us that critical to our success is our comprehensive approach to understanding all aspects of the organisations we work with.

We have spent years building a diverse and informed network of experienced and emerging purpose-led leaders. It boasts a mix of commercial and non-profit expertise and is focused on sustainability and improved impact.

Our reputation is built on our passion, robust processes, sector knowledge and the quality of our service.

How we can help

Purpose-led organisations

  • We offer a suite of solutions tailored to the needs of your organisation and have worked with hundreds of organisations across Australia in diverse areas including community, aged care, disability, arts, education and Indigenous affairs
  • We guide you through the recruitment 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
  • We provide advice on structuring roles and teams and work in partnership with you to deliver optimal performance with limited resources
  • We also work swiftly to find you interim executives, project resources and skilled executives to deliver projects and meet short-term needs
Contact us to discuss your needs


Our services supporting professionals are varied and depend on the depth of experience of the individual

  • If you are unsure where to start your journey to contribute to improved societal outcomes, you can book a free 20 minute phone consultation with a member of the People for Purpose Team Book Now
  • If you want to learn more about the non-profit sector and are interested in learning about how to transition into this space, register to attend our two hour Head & Heart Workshop to get you started Register Now
  • 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
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Why clients choose us

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Our focus

We are a boutique social enterprise motivated by the goals, values, and needs of for-purpose organisations. We are passionate about working with Boards and CEOs to improve social outcomes.

Our holistic approach

We work together with you to optimise performance and offer our clients a broad range of services often including a combination of talent planning and placement, and governance and strategic advisory.

Our experience

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.


Our network

It’s unique, diverse, informed and highly skilled. It boasts a mix of commercial and non-profit expertise and is focused on sustainability and improved impact. Our learning and development program ensures we have fresh talent joining our network every day.

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

Current opportunities

General Manager – Program Delivery

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Full-time

Children and young people
Indigenous Australia

Apply your strong commercial acumen, people leadership & operational excellence to create professional employment pathways for Indigenous Australians.

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Head of Program Delivery

Location: Melbourne  |  Capacity: Full-time contract

Children and young people

Use your relationship and program management skills to support future leaders in education, passionate about closing the gap

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Chief Strategy Officer: Social Ventures Australia (SVA)

Location: Sydney or Melbourne  |  Capacity: Full-time or Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Social investment

Rare opportunity to lead the Strategy & Advocacy team and drive SVA’s systems change agenda

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General Manager: Sir David Martin Foundation

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Full-time

Young people
Mental health
Crisis support

Lead this well-established and respected foundation committed to helping young people in crisis.

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General Manager: Two Good Co.

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Full-time

Women’s services

Apply your broad operational skills to support the growth and success of a social enterprise committed to better outcomes for women experiencing domestic violence.

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