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Stuart Cousins MREC CertRP

Divisional Manager / General Healthcare

Stuart Cousins is Divisional Manager for the General Healthcare division. His team specialise in clinical and non-clinical appointments within Primary, Secondary, Specialist Private Clinics and Digital Health. His team have a proven track record of delivering high volume / high quality clinical and non-clinical projects for small and large providers in the sector.

Stuart personally recruits senior candidates across the sector with a focus on roles at £60,000+ with typical assignments at Director and mid-management level across Primary Care, Secondary Care and Digital Health. Stuart has a strong knowledge base and a wide network of candidates and clients across the independent health sector whilst his attention to detail, honesty and personable manner have yielded high praise from clients and candidates alike.

Stuart joined Compass Associates in December 2011.

Recent completed assignments 2019-20:

  • Managing Director – Veterinary
  • Hospital Director – Private Surgical Hospital Group
  • Lead GP (20 sites) – National Primary Care Provider
  • Head of Primary Care – National Primary Care Provider
  • Medical Director – Digital Health
  • Group Quality Director – Private Surgical Hospital Group
  • Managing Director – Digital Health
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My experience as a client of Compass Associates is nothing but positive.  I would totally recommend and trust them to represent your company, both on behalf of you as a potential customer, in finding the right calibre of applicant for your business’ needs and, based on my personal experience as an applicant.

Compass Associates invest time in the detail and their professional approach, their thoroughness and their support and guidance provides a high level of reassurance that they can deliver and do achieve outstanding results.

I would also like to single-out Stuart Cousins, Divisional Manager as an example of where and how Compass Associates ‘get it right’.  His relationship skills, transparency, credibility and experiential knowledge as a Recruitment Consultant exceeded my expectations.  He is an excellent ambassador both of and for the company – thank you Stuart.

Paul Underwood

Head of Community Services

The whole process from start to finish has been excellent with Compass Associates.  Stuart took the time to fully understand what I was looking for, the skills I could offer any potential employers and the direction I wanted to go into for the next stage of my career. Communication has been fantastic, Stuart has kept me fully informed throughout the whole process and has been willing to answer any questions, queries or concerns. Stuart gave me everything I needed to prepare for any interviews and with the level of information he gave I felt confident throughout that I was applying for the right role for me. I am really grateful to Stuart for his support and would have no hesitation in recommending Compass Associates to my colleagues in future (in fact I already have!). I have also used Compass Associates previously to source candidates for roles for my current employer. I would echo the comments above being both a client and a customer. The level of service is the best I have experienced with any specialist recruiter.

Chris Pearson

Head of Surgeries

Since working with Compass from May 2018, I have found the relationship to be positive and we have achieved great results together; first on a discrete project and now across our business more broadly. The following positive features are noteworthy;

  • Honest feedback on whether service levels can be delivered and what the client’s side of the bargain is
  • Quick turnaround on any queries
  • Can do attitude
  • Delivers on promises
  • Consistent positive service from every member of the team
  • Good knowledge of the market

Fay Small

Senior HR Business Partner
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