On Purpose

Become a placement host


At On Purpose, we recruit talented professionals to help scale organisations that use commercial approaches to create positive social or environmental change.

Our leadership programme helps these high caliber professionals develop rapidly by providing them with hands-on work experience, tailored training (akin to a social enterprise "mini-MBA") as well as one-to-one mentoring and coaching. As a placement host you work successively with two of our participants (Associates) for six months each over the one-year programme. Our Associates undertake a wide variety of work, from one-off projects to day-to-day business roles.


3 reasons to host a placement

  • £28.5k-£34k

    Cost of an Associate for the year. £22.5k salary + £6k-£11.5k fee, depending on the size of your organisation
  • £43k

    Remuneration of comparable employees in placement hosts, as rated by our past placement hosts
  • 150+

    Purpose-driven organisations that have been placements hosts, a growing community driving change

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