We find people 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. 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.

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
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  • We offer a free 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

Current opportunities

General Manager: Inside Policy

Location: Sydney CBD  |  Capacity: Fulltime

Harness your leadership and management skills to support the growth of an organisation with a flourishing reputation in the advisory space.

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Communications, Marketing & Media Manager: Ecstra Foundation

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Part time (3-4 days per week)

Shape and implement the marketing, media and brand strategy of a new well-funded not for profit which aims to positively impact the financial future and wellbeing of Australians.

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Policy and Research Manager: Ecstra Foundation

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Part time Contract (0.6 FTE)

Play a key role in supporting the financial wellbeing of Australians and shaping the financial system for future generations.

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Executive Director: Bangarra Dance Theatre

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Full time

Opportunity to contribute exceptional leadership to an iconic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts organisation.

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Marketing Professional: People for Purpose

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Part time

Use your creativity and marketing flair to contribute to strengthening the sector, enabling social impact

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Chief Executive Officer: CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program

Location: Sydney  |  Capacity: Fulltime

Contribute exceptional leadership to an organisation with a solid foundation and strong brand to create professional employment pathways for Indigenous Australians.

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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

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.