Carl Dutton (FREC CertRP)

Director - Senior Appointments (Midlands & South)

Carl's Bio

Carl Dutton is a Director at Compass Associates with 13 years’ experience across the Health and Elderly Social Care Sector. Carl joined Compass Associates in 2012, and currently heads up the Elderly Care division. His depth of knowledge, experience and extended network positions Carl as a leading provider of recruitment solutions to his clients and candidates.

Carl recruits across Midlands & The South with a focus on operational and home management positions in addition to quality, governance and troubleshooting assignments.

Recent Assignments

  • Group Operations Director

    Family-Owned Elderly Care Provider

  • Regional Director

    PE Backed Care Provider

  • Director of Care

    PE Backed Elderly Care Provider

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Family-Run Care Provider

  • Group Managing Director

    Privately Owned Care Provider

  • Head of Operations

    PE Backed Retirement Living


I first spoke to Carl about a role which was not suitable for me as my experience and skills were above the role discussed.
An hour later I received another call from him mentioning a company where there might be some restructuring happening however no definite role was advertised yet.
I have been in the past been contacted by several recruiters who all were keen to send my CV to companies where there might be a position on the horizon however most of the time you never hear back from those recruiters.

My experience with Carl was very different as a couple of hours after agreeing to send my CV over, he called again with the update that the employer would love to speak to me on teams.

Everything was organised really well, Carl briefed me on the skills the potential employer would be looking for and what he thought would be important to bring across during the first interview.
After a successful initial chat with them the next stage was organised for a Friday morning and I received the following Monday an offer which I accepted.

The whole process from start to finish was very well done, communication was constant and I was never left wondering where I was in the interview stages.

I would definitely recommend Carl for any recruitment needs and will be using him for any roles I am looking for working as operations director for the new employer.

Operations Director