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Compass Associates

Compass Associates is the contingent recruitment offering at CRS, with a core focus on the independent health, social care and children’s services & education sectors – specialising in mid to senior level, permanent hires.

The largest dedicated recruitment offering to the independent markets by staff headcount, the Compass Associates team bring are responsible for completing nearly 1000 placements a year across a broad range of the health and care markets. The team are located across Portsmouth and Manchester offices, but can often be found visiting client sites to ensure a full understanding of the teams they are helping to build, and the environments candidates work in, are understood.

Compass Associates are segmented into three core Divisions: Elderly Care; Specialist Services and General Healthcare.



  1. Care Homes
  2. Homecare / Supported Living
  3. Private Acute
  4. Primary Care
  5. Community Care
  6. Digital Health
  7. Consumer Health
  8. Adult Social Care
  9. Mental Health
  10. Children’s Services