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Consultant Spotlight Q&A with Laura Bloomfield


We are introducing a Consultant Spotlight Q&A Series that highlights our consultants across each of the three divisions within the Compass Associates brand. The fourth article of this series will be introducing Laura Bloomfield from the Healthcare division. 

What is your role and how long have you worked at Compass Associates?

I’m a Principal Consultant in the Manchester Office working in our Healthcare division. I’ve been with Compass in total for 6 and a half years (this is my second time around with the business!)

What markets do you cover?

I have covered a variety of markets throughout my time at Compass Associates but at present, I cover the private surgical / acute market with a focus on clinical roles.

Advice for job seekers

Don’t ever accept a counter-offer from your current employer, they should have offered what they believed you were worth BEFORE you went on your own job search. Most of all though, have fun and don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Take every opportunity and make it count, even if it is an informal chat. You never know who you might come across again in the future.

What are the current changes you foresee within the sector?

Though the backlog of patients waiting for surgical procedures within the NHS has decreased dramatically, I think the pandemic definitely highlighted how beneficial it can be for the private sector and the NHS to work in partnership. The private sector has continued to thrive over the last few years, and I can’t see this slowing down any time soon!

Career highlight at Compass Associates

My promotion to Principal Consultant and winning Employee of the Quarter for our Northern Office. Also, I head up our charity team in the Manchester Office and although not career related as such, the Mission Christmas Day that we do each year is always a huge success. It’s something I’m really proud of!

A bit about you outside of work

I love being outdoors, getting out and about exploring new places, going for long country walks and ending with a pub lunch! I enjoy running and have a half marathon booked for the end of the year (EEK). But I also love going out and socialising so it’s not very often I’d say no to a drink!

Find out more about Laura and the rest of the Healthcare division. For all the latest news from Compass Associates, find out more here