Our journey commenced in 2020, a significant year for Amanda, the founder of Woodforde Group. While on maternity leave with her second child, Amanda found herself reevaluating her professional path and considering how she could align her expertise with her entrepreneurial spirit.
During this period of reflection, Amanda identified a gap in the recruitment industry – an opportunity to create a company that prioritised not only the placement of candidates but also the establishment of meaningful connections between employers and potential employees. This realisation, coupled with her desire for greater flexibility and better work-life balance, inspired her to establish Woodforde Group.
In the span of just two years, Woodforde Group has undergone a remarkable transformation. What once began with a modest team of two operating out of Amanda’s home office has grown into a dynamic group of five professionals. Currently Headquartered in Manly, QLD our client interactions span nationally throughout Australia.
As we reflect on this incredible journey, we’re reminded that every achievement, every expansion, and every milestone is a testament to the dedication of our team and the trust of our clients. The story of Woodforde Group is one of constant growth, driven by a shared commitment to delivering exceptional recruitment solutions. Thank you for being a part of our story.
At Woodforde Group, we are guided by a set of core values that drive our everyday actions and define who we are as a company. These values form the foundation of our culture and shape our interactions with clients, candidates, and each other.
With over 14 years of experience in the recruitment industry, Amanda started her own boutique recruitment firm in 2020, with a passion for connecting the right client and the right candidate.
After only one year in business, Woodforde Group has grown exponentially with a team of five talented professionals and a growing candidate database, all while still having that passion for client and candidate relationships.
From her early days in recruitment as a Division Manager at a New York Stock Exchange-listed, global recruitment firm, Amanda succeeded in everything she worked on and in 2015 was appointed to the position of Vice President of the firm’s business support division.
Now with her own recruitment firm, Amanda has a proven track record of working closely with candidates and clients to achieve the ultimate outcome for all – the right placement for her clients and the right role for the candidate. Amanda’s positive, honest and proactive approach to both clients and candidates has remained consistent throughout her years of experience, and she adds value to all businesses and candidates that she partners with through her guidance, communication and professionalism.
As a mum to two gorgeous boys, Harrison and Lachlan, Amanda understands what it’s like to transition back into the workforce following parental leave. She is passionate about supporting mums returning to work and is a true advocate for supporting mums in small businesses. Amanda is a proud mentor for the Mums in Biz network and is always willing to provide advice and guidance to other mums starting out in business.
Having worked in human resources, internal recruitment, and organisational development roles for 15 years, Stef brings a unique insight into the complexities of recruiting the right people for an organisation’s individual needs.
With her solid appreciation for what it’s like to be both a client and a candidate, as well as her extensive experience in career development and internal talent management, she fosters an instinctive ability to quickly determine cultural fit as well as provide career guidance to candidates.
Her industry experience includes engineering, science, research and development, agriculture, construction, environment, waste management, retail, accounting and finance, IT, HR, legal, marketing, and health and safety.
She is degree qualified in Psychology and Human Resources and holds several certifications including Workplace Based Leadership Coaching, Hay Points Job Evaluation, McQuaig/DISC personality and emotional intelligence interpretation training, Mental Health First Aid, and Train the Trainer Certification.
You will find Stef to be genuine, honest, and pragmatic in your dealings with her, and will quickly bear witness to her ingrained desire to find the best roles and talent for candidates and clients.
Whilst evidently a people-person, Stef is also highly creative and a lover of plants and animals. She enjoys various creative and nature-related pursuits outside of her work.
Courtenay started her career as a professional administrator working with the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry before being promoted to a Personal Assistant to the State Manager at Professional Investment Services.
Following a rite of passage for any Aussie and moving to London for two years, Courtenay landed back in Brisbane and was appointed as a receptionist at a New York Stock Exchange listed, global recruitment firm.
Climbing her way up the ranks to Sales Support and then Lead Administrator for the Brisbane Branch, Courtenay’s skills and professionalism were second to none.
After a career hiatus to become a mum to two gorgeous children, Courtenay is now the National Operations Manager for Woodforde Group. Courtenay is a valued member of our team and we’re thrilled she has joined us.
Georgia is a Managing Consultant in the Melbourne Office. She has an eagerness for assisting others and takes a compassionate and caring approach towards each of her candidates and clients .
With over 15 years experience as a Registered Clinical Nurse, Georgia has decided to use her people skills and passion for helping others to focus on Woodforde Group’s Healthcare and Not-For-Profit space.
Georgia’s extensive experience within the Healthcare space provides invaluable knowledge to both her candidates and clients within these sectors.
Prior to her clinical nursing, Georgia spent time working as an Account Manager within the Education sector.
With her excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and warmth Georgia always goes above and beyond for both her candidates and clients.
Kate joins Woodforde Group with over 6 years’ experience within the events and marketing space. Beyond Kate's skills and expertise, she embodies a strong work ethic and a collaborative spirit.
Over 10 years ago Kate embarked on her professional journey as Sales Support for a New York Stock Exchange listed, global recruitment firm.
Driven by her desire to explore new horizons, Kate transitioned into the events space a few years later. Taking charge of managing large weddings and corporate events across various iconic venues in Melbourne, Kate discovered her true passion: crafting unforgettable experiences and bringing people together.
Kate’s unique blend of talent, spanning both the recruitment and events industries, brings a fresh perspective and a dynamic skill set to Woodforde Group. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team!
At Woodforde Group, our goal is to connect people with passion, dedication, and commitment. Let us help you connect with the right people today!
Amanda is someone you can trust to represent your brand and will deliver your brief with care, passion and skill. Amanda not only delivers but provides an enjoyable experience, providing valuable insights and keeping you updated along the way.
Woodforde Group was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Really understood the recruitment brief to find the perfect candidate for the roll. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Amanda and her team did a great job sourcing a difficult role, in a difficult climate, in the middle of lockdowns. The communication was honest and regular, keeping me up to date with candidates and the challenges. Would highly recommend.
My time so far in the company I'm working for has been amazing, the people are so friendly and have been so welcoming from day one. That is all thanks to Amanda Woodforde, her care and dedication to finding the right job for me and making sure it is a safe place to work in and the right place for my skillsets. I would recommend her to anybody and know they won't be disappointed.
It's not often you feel like the recruitment experience is light and fun, but Cassie and Amanda manage to do just that. I had a wonderful experience with the Woodforde Group and would highly recommend them.
The entire process was communicated clearly and time lines were set & met. Amanda is a pleasure to deal with and I hold strongly, the belief that she is a positive extension of our Company when it comes to representing us to job seekers.
Amanda was very helpful and honest and always kept me informed at each stage of the recruitment process. We employed a great candidate who fits in well with our team.
Amanda is someone that is very good at her job. She chose me as a candidate for the position that I secured with her assistance. It was a seamless process from start to finish. Thank you again Amanda, Great Work
Both Cassie and Amanda are both awesome, my experience with both of them was nothing short of amazing, would highly recommend anyone wanting a temp roll with view to permanent to apply through them, They are both wonderful and extremely friendly.
My onboarding was very smooth, and everything was taken care by the team. It was so quick that I did not have to worry about anything.
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