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Recruitment with a difference to make a difference

Tidal is synonymous with the future of education. We're here to help build a better future, one right hire at a time.

We partner with schools, colleges, universities and private education providers to recruit for professional services staff in permanent, temporary and contract roles - from student services officers to CEOs.

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Access award-winning recruitment services from a team of dedicated education sector experts – but don't just take it from us, hear directly from our clients and candidates. 

Our values

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Being authentic in our approach to recruitment is being genuine at every moment of the process, from finding our candidates a dream new role to fulfilling a client's job successfully.

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We pride ourselves on our honesty with our clients. Throughout the recruitment process, we are committed to keeping an open dialogue so that you feel supported at every stage.

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Commitment takes on new meaning at Tidal. From building business partnerships to sourcing the right match for your team, we are dedicated to achieving the results you need to succeed.

Meet Team Tidal

Claire Lording Founder and Director

Claire Lording

Founder and Director

In her 12-year service to the education sector, Claire has recruited talent from around Australia, from student services officers who support learning experiences to chief executives who shape the landscape of graduate employability. Today, Claire is a uniquely recognised leader in the industry, partnering with top schools, universities and private education providers to source best quality talent to shape the futures of their learners. 

Claire launched Tidal in 2022 with a passion to give back to the education sector, one she strongly believes has empowered her in her personal and professional growth. Through Tidal, she is dedicated to helping organisations provide these opportunities for future generations of thinkers and leaders.

Recruitment Coordinator

Natalie Collins

Natalie Collins is a highly organised and dynamic Recruitment specialist, hailing from the UK. With a background in internal human resources and talent acquisition, she understands the importance of both the candidate and client experience. 

Since joining Tidal Recruitment Partners in 2023, Nat has embraced every opportunity to fuel her genuine passion for making a positive difference to the lives of our clients and candidates. Her dedication to building strong candidate relationships ensures a seamless recruitment experience for all. Outside of work, she finds joy in travelling and will always be planning her next adventure.

 Natalie Collins Recruitment Coordinator
Melissa Franklin Senior Recruitment Offiver

Melissa Franklin

Senior Recruitment Officer

Melissa is a dedicated, self-motivated and results-driven individual with eight years of experience in recruitment and HR across varied industries. She enjoys creating and building relationships with clients and candidates and helping to support their business needs and or career goals. 


Outside of work, family is most important to Melissa. On weekends she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and their three children. Melissa loves all animals, coffee and going to the gym.

Our promise



At Tidal, our relationships continue beyond placements. We form long-term partnerships with our employers and candidates so that they are supported with our advice, expertise and connections at every step of their recruitment and career journeys.



As a passionate team that wants to give back to the education sector, we hold our values and integrity close to our hearts. We approach all communication with honesty and transparency to provide you with a sense of assurance and confidence along the way.



We pride ourselves on our strong customer service ethic to deliver the best experience and results for employers and candidates. We take a consultative approach within the recruitment process to ensure you have the best advantage to achieve the role or talent you need for your business. 

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What our clients have said

"Claire is a recruitment superstar! She has a knack for placing people into a role that fits both the needs of the candidate and the needs of the company whilst being efficient and effective. Claire always delivered fantastic temporary staff members for my team who were reliable, flexible, had a can do attitude with great communication and problem solving skills - which was perfect for student support and customer success! Claire goes above and beyond and has a sincere passion for helping people with their careers and recruitment needs."

Shannen B.

“During the last few years, Claire has become a valued and trusted consultant and our first point of contact when we require the services of a recruitment agency. Claire consistently provides us with quality candidates on every occasion and always meets required deadlines. Claire has the ability to 'get it right the first time' and her judgement is always spot on. Partnering with Claire has always been a stress free and lovely experience for us and one we look forward to continuing in the future.”

Melissa S.

"This is the third time that I have had the pleasure of working with Tidal and the whole process has, once again, been amazing. The quality of candidates put forward has been very high and the communication and updates provided throughout the process has been second to none. Natalie is an absolute delight to work with, as are the entire Tidal team!"


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