Richard York AIRP
Richard York joined Compass Associates Care Home Division in March 2015 and specialises in the placements of home and middle management appointments within the Elderly Residential market space.
Richard covers England and Wales, and is well positioned to assist clients and candidates utilising his experience to deliver on the most complex and time critical assignments.
Richard is a regular attendee at industry events, forums and award shows ensuring that his network is current, relevant and highly talented to meet the increasing demands of strained providers.
Recent completed assignment 2018-19:
- Regional Manager – Medium not-for-profit Care Home Company, Hertfordshire
- Home Manager – Medium not-for-profit Care Home Company, Hertfordshire
- Home Manager – Large Charity, North London
- Home Manager – Small Private Residential Care Home company, Surrey
Having previous experience working with various recruitment companies, Compass and specifically Richard York has been a breath of fresh air. To be able to work with someone that understands your company and how it differs from the large market is not only reassuring but leads to the right results. Richard has taken the time to appreciate our ethos & values, by doing so he has demonstrated to us his commitment to building a partnership that will lead to the best outcomes for all involved.
Having now experienced first-hand Compass Associates approach to their clients meaning both the employers and possible candidates, they will continue to be my first choice for recruitment consultancy.
I have been in touch with many employment agencies in my search for a suitable post. However, Compass Associates stands out. I felt from the beginning that Richard York had really scrutinised my CV carefully and had gained a good idea of my past employment history, as opposed to a cursory read through, which is what some of the other agencies had done. The first interview was over the phone at a time of my choosing and throughout I have been able to decide the most convenient time to speak, so I have not been pushed into trying to talk when I am in the middle of something else. Richard took the time to explore thoroughly what type of post I was looking for, so I was not presented with jobs that weren’t right for me. He has been prompt in phoning, texting and emailing me and keeping me updated about the progress of my job search. He has taken the time to get to know me personally and has the communication skills necessary to pick up if I am concerned or anxious at any stage. He is organised, thorough, encouraging, and builds confidence. He has found the right job for me and has stuck with me right throughout the process. Everyone at Compass answers the phone professionally and warmly, and they always pass on messages.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and Compass to friends and colleagues and will contact them again if I look for another job.
Richard was very thorough in his questioning of my capabilities for a role he was putting me forward for. He ensured I understood all that would be required of the post holder and was mindful of any questions or concerns I might have had. Richard kept me up to date on a daily basis with where my application was sitting, he let me know of the interview, date and time and ensured I was happy prior to going into the interview. Unfortunately, I was not successful at this point but that was no reflection on Richard or his service and I would recommend this service for any employer hoping to find a suitable candidate for any position they are hoping to fill.
We used Compass Associates to assist in the recruitment of a Registered Manager for our care home company. Richard York has been most supportive, efficient and professional in his dealings with us. He has a clear understanding of this sector of the market and identified a suitable candidate whom we recruited. He also took the time to travel some considerable distance to our offices to meet with me and get an understanding of our operation. I can strongly recommend Compass Associates and in particular Richard York.
I have used services of Compass Associates as a recruiter in the past. Most recently, though, Compass have been working with me in order to find me my next role. I had a very positive experience. Firstly, I appreciated the agency’s understanding of my needs. Dealing with just one person, Richard York, throughout the process made a significant difference in contrast to other agencies. There was no need to go through the same details several times. Richard kept in touch frequently, kept me informed about developments, conversations he had with the potential employers.