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 Financial Officer: Launch Housing

Location: Melbourne |  Capacity: Full-time

Opportunity to join an inspiring organisation taking on homelessness and delivering community-wide social impact

Children’s Ground: Head of Fundraising

Location: Melbourne or Sydney |  Capacity: Full-time

Positively impact the lives of First Nations children and their communities to create real and lasting change.

Chief Operating Officer: St George Community Housing

Location: Hurstville |  Capacity: Full-time

Be an integral part of this progressive community housing organisation committed to providing safe, sustainable and affordable homes and great places for everyone

Chief Executive Officer: Opportunity International Australia

Location: Sydney CBD |  Capacity: Full-time

An opportunity to lead an organisation impacting the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people

General Manager, Getting Housing: Launch Housing

Location: Melbourne |  Capacity: Full-time

An opportunity to join the leadership team in an inspiring organisation that is taking on homelessness and driving community wide impact

Chief Executive Officer : Living My Way

Location: Menai, Sydney |  Capacity: Full-time

Use your strong executive leadership experience, business acumen and people skills to manage and grow a successful established disability organisation

Administration Co-ordinator : People for Purpose

Location: Sydney CBD + Work from home |  Capacity: Full-time

Opportunity to build and develop your skills, knowledge and experience with one of Australia’s top for-purpose consultancies

Chief Executive Officer : Westmead Hospital Foundation

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Full-time

Demonstrate your senior leadership capabilities with Westmead Hospital’s internationally known and respected Foundation

SE QLD State Manager: Goodstart Early Learning

Location: Brisbane|  Capacity: Full-time

A leadership opportunity to ensure that children have the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes that they need for school and life in South East Queensland.

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