Interim HR Director


Compass Executives were engaged in the services of a full executive search by specialist care charity provider, Norwood, who were looking to secure an interim HR Director as quickly as possible.

Given the long-standing relationship between Compass Executives and Norwood – which included multiple senior appointments at operational level – as well as the strong understanding of the business as a whole, the strategic direction of the charity, and the evidenced track record in filling senior corporate services mandates, Compass Executives were an obvious choice for the hire.

Norwood were looking for an exceptional candidate with strong emotional intelligence, preferably in-sector experience, and a track record of delivery in Human Resources – as the managing of “people” was a critical function of the role. This was a critical hire for the business, and were looking to appoint the incumbent in less than a month from signing off the brief.

A shortlist of suitable candidates was presented to the Board, all of whom fulfilled their key requirements; followed by a three-stage process. The successfully identified candidate was offered, had accepted and started in less than the 4 week timescale indicated by Norwood – and has already made an immediate impact to the business.




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Interim HR Director

Sector Specialism

Specialist Care (Adult & Children)

Year Founded



Having operated at HRD level within the health and social care sector for over 15 years, I had a very good appreciation of Compass Executives’ expertise and capability from the client perspective. Having been approached by Compass Executives on behalf of Norwood, and benefitted from their very thorough and engaging navigation of the process, I now have an equally positive appreciation from the candidate's viewpoint. Based on my experience, from our initial conversation, through swiftly and effectively arranging virtual and face-to-face interviews, coronavirus restrictions notwithstanding, to facilitating a mutually satisfactory appointment, I have the very highest regard for Compass Executives, and would recommend them unreservedly.