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Consultant Q&A with Nathan Kirwin


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 Nathan Kirwin from the Healthcare division.

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

I’m a Senior Consultant working within our Healthcare division based in Manchester. I’ve been at Compass for almost two years progressing from a Trainee Consultant during that time.

What markets do you cover?

I cover our Physiotherapy markets across the Midlands, North & Scotland. Typical assignments include Senior Physiotherapists, First Contact Practitioners, Advance Practice Physiotherapists, and Physiotherapy Managers.

Advice for job seekers

Our service comes free to candidates and I believe this is something that all job seekers should be utilising. Being honest with your Recruitment Consultant is something I advise all my candidates, we’re experts at what we do and the more transparent you are, the better role we can play in supporting you and your job search.

Current changes you foresee within the sector?

Over the last three years, we’ve seen a significant rise in the NHS waiting lists for a range of diagnostic services, and surgical procedures. I expect this to continue and more private facilities being utilised by the NHS via contracts and a rise in the number of private paying customers. We will see a rise in the number of private healthcare facilities over the next few years with even more patients opting for the private route.

Career highlight within Compass

Coming into Compass Associates, I had no education and worked a full-time role since being 17. In my first 18 months, I was given the opportunity to study, and undertake my REC exam which upon passing, became the first official qualification I have ever received. As a young man from a poor area of Manchester, this has definitely been the highlight of my career and I look forward to what the future holds.

A bit about you outside of work

I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and playing with our Son (Finley the dog) around our home. I love playing pool at my local snooker club as well as watching Manchester City win the Premier League every year. If I’m not doing any of the above, you will find me cooking Michelin star food for my fiancé.

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