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Consultant Q&A with Luke Shaw


Our Consultant Spotlight Q&A Series highlights our consultants across each of the three divisions within the Compass Associates brand. The latest article in this series introduces Luke Shaw from the Specialist Care division.

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

I’m a Senior Recruitment Consultant in the Specialist Services Division and have been with Compass for the past 16 months after graduating from the University of Portsmouth.

What markets do you cover?

Here at Compass, I specialise in the headhunting of clinical mid-management candidates including Ward Managers as well as the volume recruitment of clinical candidates such as Nurses and AHP candidates in the private Mental Health, Complex Care, Substance Misuse, and Learning Disability sectors, with a specialisation in Eating Disorder headhunting.

Advice for job seekers

Work with a specialised recruiter, such as myself. Our main goal is to place a candidate in a role that they want to be in and develop, but we also want to ensure that you are receiving the best financial deal possible in a very competitive market, which cannot always be done through internal recruitment.

Current changes you foresee within the sector?

The sector is undergoing a significant market shift, with most organisations wanting to transition away from locum and ad hoc agency recruitment. Candidates recognise that there is more value in permanent employment than in ad hoc roles when benefits fade, and the only actual incentive is financial. Employers are improving corporate perks and employee wellbeing in order to retain employees who wish to work for them indefinitely.

Career highlight within Compass

Establishing myself in a constantly competitive industry, which has allowed me to be promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant within little over a year of joining Compass.

A bit about you outside of work

Outside of work, I am a passionate supporter of Nottingham Forest Football Club and try to watch every game possible. Aside from that, I spend the majority of my free time socialising with friends and attempting to make African and Caribbean cuisine.

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