Many of our clients start their Compass Executives journey as candidates.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating job seekers, and when operating at the most senior level of an organisation, we understand the need to be aware of the explicit, sensitive requirement which are often a pre-requisite. The motivations for looking vary hugely from one candidate to another.

We 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 (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Managing Director, Operations Director, Trustee and Partner positions.

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

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If you are a candidate considering a new opportunity at the moment, or are interested in hearing about the latest C-suite jobs we can offer, follow the link below.

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Your next step

The relentless pace at which the healthcare, education and Life Sciences 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 on the most appropriate way to progress your career.

With a network of UK office links to meet candidates and take time to understand your specific drivers, aspirations and personality traits, we are well placed to meet all your individual needs. If you are a senior executive with a record of achievement in your current industry, please register with us to confidentially discuss opportunities.

Managing expectations

Not all candidates are relevant for all job functions. Here at Compass Executives we endeavour to communicate with you as regularly as possible to notify you of upcoming vacancies which match your skill-set.

With cultures and expectations differing between companies, we appreciate that this fluid market places us in a position where all communicated information needs to be 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.

View latest opportunities

If you are a candidate considering a career change at the moment, or are interested in learning about the types of roles Compass Executives can offer you, visit the current assignments page by clicking the button below.

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Case Studies

To view the feedback provided by candidates Compass Executives have successfully placed, visit the Case Studies page and select one of the recently completed Board-level appointments mandated to Compass Executives.

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