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Emma Alexander MREC CertRP

Divisional Manager / Children's Services

Emma Alexander joined Compass Associates in 2015 and is part of our Children’s Residential Services, Fostering and Specialist Education team.  With a focus on Middle to Senior Management assignments Emma has been involved in many high level appointments for a combination of privately owned, charitable and equity backed organisations.

With her specialist knowledge and network within the sector Emma is well placed to meet the recruitment needs of a demanding sector space. Emma covers both England and Wales and utilises our offices within Portsmouth, London and Manchester to meet as many clients and candidates as possible, obtaining assignment briefs and candidate profiles alike.

Prior to joining Compass Associates, Emma worked within clinical recruitment and formerly within insurance where she was a team leader to 14 representatives for Capita.

Recent Completed Assignments 2019-20:

  • Assistant Director of Education – Midlands
  • Head Teacher – ASD Independent Residential School – Midlands
  • Fostering Quality & Compliance Lead – Private Independent Fostering Agency – Midlands
  • Regional Operations Manager – Children’s Residential Provider – South West
  • Head of Education – Specialist SEMH, ASD Schools – East Midlands
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I found Emma to be the right balance of professional and friendly.  Her communication was excellent and I felt supported throughout the process from my initial enquiry to being offered a suitable role.  I would like to highly recommend Emma, and I personally would use her services her again in the future should I be in need of them.

Stacia Pettersen

Head Teacher

I have benefited from Emma’s expertise both as a professional finding a new position and as a employer recruiting a management team.  She has been instrumental in finding the right person with not only the required experience but also the right aptitude.  A recruiter who looks to match the right person in the right position.

Adam Phillips

Residential Operations Manager

I just want to express my thanks to Emma Alexander for her dedication and professionalism in ensuring that candidates get a service that puts them first. I know that several people who I have spoken with, worked with and personally know myself have benefited from, only have praise for her way of working.  Emma your support is very much appreciated.

Rob Bates


Emma’s approach to recruiting is professional, discrete and discerning.  An excellent recruitment professional representing a respected and progressive organisation.

James Flanagan

Assistant Director of Residential

Emma was really supportive throughout the whole process and even when she was on leave made sure someone else contacted me. Emma was helpful and extremely supportive.

Hayley Richards

Registered Manager
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