Ben Cotton (MREC CertRP)

Managing Consultant - Nursing (Management)

Ben's Bio

Ben Cotton is a key member of the Compass Associates Elderly Care division, having joined the team in December 2014. He works predominantly across the Midlands, Wales and the South of England overseeing vacancies within residential elderly care homes. The bulk of Ben’s work surrounds Deputy Management, Home Management and Regional Management positions.

Ben is well positioned to assist our clients utilising his extensive network and experience to execute the trickiest of assignments in what is becoming a candidate short part of the sector. In his role, Ben is also responsible for managing a small team of consultants. Ben has an excellent track record with receiving positive feedback from his clients, candidates and peers – and has amassed nearly 100 testimonials as a result of the quality work he delivers.

Recent Assignments

  • Operations Director

    Dementia & Elderly Care Provider

  • General Manager

    Privately Owned Care Provider

  • Operations Manager

    Nursing Home Provider

  • Regional Director

    Residential Care Provider

  • Commissioning Manager

    Family-Run Elderly Care Provider


I am writing to express my gratitude for the way Ben supported me to get a job that matches my experiences and skills.

He was attentive, professional and dedicated to his job.

It was impressive to see how Ben remembers all the points about my career and it felt like he was walking by my side in that journey.

His consistency and emotional intelligence made him stand out from all the recruiters who were actively contacting me. He treated me like an individual, he got to know me and supported me to get the best job out of all my options.

Ben was incredibly active in finding me more job opportunities. He never stopped finding options even when we were anticipating that one of the interviews would result in employment. By managing to put me forward for 3 interviews, I was confident that I was given great opportunities, and I knew that a good outcome would be achieved.

I will certainly refer my friends to Compass Associates and preferably to Ben to search for a job as I have had a great experience.

I will certainly continue being in touch with Compass Associates for my future discoveries.

Aghileh Hatami - Registered Home Manager

I have been working with Compass Associates for 4 years. We run a small care home business of around 140 employees. Ben understands or business model and our ethos, so is able to introduce us to people who have not only the right skill set but also the right approach and attitude to their role.
Ben is honest with his advice and pragmatic with his approach. He provides a vital link for our business to the talent pool within our industry. Adult social care has been a challenging and fast changing sector over the past few years and will continue this way for some time yet, without Bens help we wouldn’t be able to attract the talent and people we need.

Teresa Shaw – Managing Director

I was very lucky to have Ben assisting me through a career change. He is approachable, professional and made my interview journey less nervy. I am not good with interviews so to have someone coach me with no judgement helped massively.
Thank you again for the Good Luck in your New Job card. I would definitely recommend Ben at Compass Associates.

Rimi Sidhu – Registered Manager

Ben is an outstanding recruiter, and he went an extra mile to make sure the onboarding process with my employer went smoothly and thoroughly. He is a great communicator and stays on top of of everything he does. He helped me to find the role suitable for my skills and supported me all the way through. I was successful in securing the position, and I look forward to starting. We need more recruiters like Ben - recruiters with a strong expertise and communication skills, who will put your mind at ease.

Iwona Zarzycka – Registered Manager

Working with Ben the last 6 weeks has been an absolute pleasure. He has been very good at communicating the process involved in recruiting high level managers for the industry, explaining everything he is doing in the background and putting great calibre applicants forward. He completely understood the remit I gave and stuck to everything he said to me including timescales. I have recently employed his services again for a home manager and this has worked well so far. The manager is due to start with my company in the new year.

Alpesh Patel – Director

Ben has excellent communication skills and has been approachable and professional from the start. He really took time to get to know me and recommend me for opportunities that were a good fit for my skills, values and personality.

From his ongoing attention to detail and strong and practical advice throughout the process, I always felt that he genuinely wanted me to progress and succeed. He was always there for me during my journey, both before and after interviews, ensuring I was knowledgeable about the Company and comfortable. He would also call regularly to catch up and see how I was doing, as well as to address any concerns I might have. I consider myself very fortunate to have his unwavering support.

I would definitely recommend Compass Associates with their excellent and committed staff to all my friends and entourage as a fantastic recruitment organisation.

Louis Rouxelin - Registered Home Manager