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Aged Care

Our Practice

With the rollout of Consumer Directed Care in 2015, the Australian Aged Care marketplace has materially shifted to incorporate; customised resident experiences, greater community consultation, new pricing models and the elevation of workforce capability. 

As organisations attempt to integrate innovative models of care, the organic growth of the Australian Aged Care Industry is expanding. Attributed to Australia’s ageing population and an increase in life expectancy outcomes, the current $35 Billion Aged Care economy of this nation will experience 50% growth over the next 10 years and employ over 500,000 Australians.

As marketplace complexity, scale and accountability continues to increase, organisations of the future will be underpinned by robust clinical frameworks, innovation across care planning, elevated staff engagement strategies and the integration of technology for enhancing consumer and workforce optionality.

With the Aged Care workforce to almost double in 15 years, at Orchard, we understand the capability, capacity and engagement challenges organisations are currently experiencing. As the sector transitions to the marketplace of the future, Orchard assists clients with corporate, clinical and regional appointments.

Our sector areas of expertise include; Residential Aged Care; Community Aged Care; Retirement Villages and Associated Corporate Sector Entities.

Our Services

  • Executive Search: CEO and leadership appointments including CFO, Head of Human Resources, Regional General Manager and Portfolio Manager. 
  • Managerial Appointments: Clinical, corporate and operational managerial roles including Facility Manager and Care Manager.
  • Project Placements: Volume-based recruitment solutions across on of mulitple job families, including frontline workers. 

Our People

Amanda Halliday, Senior Engagement Manger - Aged Care

Amanda leads our Aged Care Practice supported by a team of functionally aligned research associates below. 

Amanda joined the Orchard Talent Group in 2017 as Head of Research. In her fourth year at Orchard, Amanda now leads our national Aged Care Practice.

Amanda has a passion for partnering with clients to solve talent problems and help drive the betterment of care for the elderly. With over five years of recruitment experience, Amanda has assisted in growing our Aged Care offering, and is now personally responsible for more than 100 critical appointments each year across both metropolitan and regional annually.

Prior to joining Orchard, Amanda led the research across both the Public and Private Health Practices at Derwent Search, assisting on senior executive searches for C-suite appointments and senior leadership appointments.

With a degree in Human Resources, Amanda has successfully grown her knowledge within the health sector and utilised her background to innovatively source and attract high calibre talent.


Lillian 'Lil' Evans, Engagement Manager - Aged Care

Lillian ‘Lil’ Evans joined The Orchard Talent Group as a Research Associate in 2017. Specialising in Aged Care mandates since the Orchard Group was founded, Lil has since led search services on over 200 Aged Care appointments.

In her role as Engagement Manager, Lil has continued to refine her skillset and deepen her sector knowledge. At Orchard, Lil provides clients with long-term solutions across clinical and operational leadership roles. She specialises particularly in time sensitive and hard-to-fill clinical roles across residential and community Aged Care.

With a passion for developing strong relationships across candidates within her talent pools, Lil is known for her easy manner and ability to deliver great client outcomes.

Lil holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & Marketing.