Benedict Warnes (MREC CertRP)

Senior Principal Consultant – Senior Appointments (South and Midlands)

Benedict's Bio

Benedict has worked in the permanent Healthcare Division at Compass for over 6 years, and has played a key part in the growth and development of the division.

He provides a detailed and consultative approach to recruitment, his extensive experience includes over 150 successful placements, giving him the knowledge and expertise to advise on successfully appointing into hard-to-fill positions and recruitment projects in Greater London and Southern England.

Typical Assignments include:

  • Theatres: Anaesthetic, Recovery and Scrub and Endoscopy Practitioners (ODP or RGN) for all surgical specialities.
  • Nursing: NMC registered professionals in private acute Surgical Hospitals, Ophthalmology,  Cosmetics, Fertility and Oncology
  • Clinical Projects: Mandates for multiple clinical vacancies in line with growth plans and openings of new hospitals or clinics.

Ben is proactive, approachable, and professional. He regularly meets his clients and candidates virtually and face-to-face. This ensures that he builds longstanding and valuable relationships, developing an in-depth understanding of the challenges around recruiting in a busy and evolving healthcare market.

 Recent Assignments include:

  • Theatre Manager – Private Surgical Hospital
  • Interim Department Manager – Flagship Private Hospital
  • Cardiac Ward Manager – Private Cardiac Unit
  • Ophthalmic Scrub Practitioner – Specialist Eye Clinic
  • Anaesthetic Lead Practitioner – Cosmetics Hospital
  • Senior Cardiac Scrub Practitioner – Private Hospital


Recent Assignments

  • Operations Manager / Director

    Large scale Ophthalmology Provider

  • Theatre Manager

    Flagship Private Hospital

  • Hospital Manager

    Independent Ophthalmology Hospital

  • Clinical Department Manager

    Private Surgical Hospital


This is the first time that I have engaged Compass Associates in a job search. I primarily dealt with Ben Warnes. He was very supportive, informative and helpful throughout the whole process. Ben kept me up to date with my application, which helped a lot. I appreciate all the help and support he provided during my search, and I am very grateful for the help in securing a new position - one that exceeded expectations.

Marinela Daja - Operations & Administration Manager

I really appreciate the help I received from Ben. He supported me during the application stages with great professionality which made all of the process go smoothly. In terms of timing and communication I would recommend Compass Associates to any healthcare professional seeking a recruitment agency as they are reliable and able to offer you exciting job opportunities.

Vanessa Aceto – Theatre Practitioner

Benedict was extremely helpful and professional throughout the process of applying for this job, from contacting me about the vacancy to arranging the interview and helping prepare for it. He kept me well informed about any progress and genuinely cared about getting me the job.

William English – Healthcare Technician

Benedict has been extremely helpful and supportive throughout the process of applying for my new role, from contacting me about the vacancy to arranging the interview and helping me prepare for it. The transition was smooth, Benedict has been professional and honest throughout. I am very grateful for being headhunted by Benedict. It has been a pleasure working alongside Benedict and Compass Associates through this process.

Neha Chouhan - Clinical Head of Department for Cardiac Surgery