Candidates standing out


Many of our Clients start their Compass Executives journey as Candidates.

We understand that when operating at the most senior level of an organisation, the need to understand explicit, sensitive requirements are a pre-requisite. We also recognise that motivations for looking vary hugely from one Candidate to another: there is no “one size fits all” approach that can be taken to treating job seekers.

Compass Executives have a diverse portfolio of Clients, giving Candidates unrivalled opportunities to find an appropriate organisation which meet their demands in terms of challenge, sector specialism and field of expertise. Typical roles we are mandated with include: Chair, Non-Executive Director (NED), Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Finance Director, Operations Director, Hospital Director, Quality Director, Trustees and Partners.

A large number of our current assignments are confidential – whilst we are able to advertise a several positions, we also encourage prospective candidates to contact a member of the Compass Executives team, to discuss the sensitive mandates we are not advertising. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your personal requirements in more detail, ensuring we only match you with the most appropriate of opportunities.

Your next step

The relentless pace at which the health, social care and specialist education landscapes are changing is often hard to keep up with. At Compass Executives we are always in touch with developments and are on hand to advise the most appropriate way to progress your career.

We have a network of UK office links to meet with candidates and take time to understand your specific drivers, aspirations and personality traits.

If you are a senior executive with a record of achievement in your industry, please register with us to confidentially discuss current opportunities.

Managing Expectations

Not all Candidates are relevant for all job functions. At Compass Executives we endeavour to communicate with you at all times and keep in touch as much as we can to notify you of upcoming vacancies that match your skill set.

With cultures and expectations differing from company to company, we appreciate that this fluid market places us in a position where all communicated information needs to be current and up to date. Our partnership approach is traditional and tested. We will always be honest and transparent with you in order to sustain a long-term relationship both before you obtain your next position and beyond.


Our Clients understand the need for absolute and total confidentiality, which affects their vital interests as much as it does those of Candidates. At Compass Executives we understand this, and the potential delicacies involved. We guarantee all candidates that discussions will remain confidential at all times.