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Staff

COMPASS teams

We come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Where possible we employ local people to deliver local services in local communities. All of us are committed to Compass’ vision, values and ethos and strive to bring them to life in our everyday work.

It’s a team effort at every level of Compass. We believe everyone has an important part to play, irrespective of role. What is common to all is our ability to work collaboratively and creatively with people, for people.

To meet our teams, view our services.

COMPASS leaders

Executive Directors

Rachel Bundock – Chief Executive

I’m Rachel, Chief Executive of Compass and an Executive Director to the Compass Board, leading a team of over 200 staff and volunteers.

I joined Compass in 1999 as a frontline worker and have progressed, taking on a number of different leadership and management roles within different service types and in more recent years as an operational director. 

My 20 years experience of delivering, developing and leading a range of health, wellbeing and lifestyle behaviour services for children, young people and adults in both the community and prison settings has given me a real insight and understanding of how different public health services interlink and where there are gaps and opportunities in provision for more joined up work. 

This understanding has been a real driver in my passion for developing new and innovative service models which respond directly to people’s needs and I am dedicated to providing flexible and adaptable services that are ‘in tune’ with and respond to peoples’ needs early, before problems escalate. 

I have been at the forefront of developing early intervention services, most notably integrated risky behaviour services that provide support with multiple lifestyle and wellbeing issues ‘under one roof’ without the need to be passed between services. In addition I had a real desire to screen and identify health and wellbeing needs early, which motivated me to work with topic experts to develop an innovative school nursing service for all school aged children, using universal screening and analysis of data activity to evidence actual need and deliver services that matter most to pupils, families and schools.

An exciting new chapter for Compass is the development of emotional and mental health and wellbeing training for professionals. By adopting a preventative and early help approach, we are combining Compass’ expertise in training, action learning and delivering public health interventions alongside key industry partners to help reduce mental and chronic ill-health and improve support available for professionals.

My motivation is based on a simple principle that everyone has a unique skill and talent and anything is possible. I have a fundamental belief we need to learn from evidenced need and people’s lived experiences across each stage; from prevention, early help, through to treatment. Each stage informs the other and in turn directs what we do, why and how we do it. The key is then having the right people with you who can help make it happen’. This approach is at the heart of all that we do in Compass.

Mark Roberts – Financial Director

I’m Mark, a Chartered Accountant with a wide range of experience in both the private and voluntary sectors. Over my career I have enjoyed working in a variety of organisational positions, to use my financial and general management skills to drive change and improve financial results. 

Since 2007 I have held Finance Director roles in the not for profit sector, initially with an 11-18 Academy school and more recently with Compass. 

I use my commercial experience, gained in the private sector, to successfully support innovation and performance at Compass.

Jane Hughes – Operations Director Specialist Services

I’m Jane, Operations Director for Specialist Services, an Executive Director to the Compass Board and the organisation’s lead for safeguarding.

I joined Compass in 2017 with 20 years experience in voluntary sector services. Prior to this, I worked in large commercial businesses gaining experience in HR and business development. Whilst working in the charity sector, my roles have included Chief Executive of a regional charity and Director of both operations and business development functions for a national charity.

I’m responsible for Compass’ community based services working with adults, young people, their families and carers. We focus on prevention and early help, through to specialist intervention services in substance misuse, sexual health and emotional health and wellbeing. I’m passionate about providing high quality services informed by the needs of those who use them. To this end, I believe in engaging service users in active participation to shape our services and create innovative solutions. 

My interest in the use of digital services, integrated with face to face provision, is driven by a desire to equip and enable people to manage their own health and wellbeing. 

I’m committed to the voluntary sector, recognising what can be achieved through its routes in local communities, strong partnership approaches and the ability to be innovative and flexible. Over many years I have volunteered with a number of community groups and as trustee for a local voluntary sector infrastructure organisation. 

As a Chartered Manager and committed to Compass’ values, I enjoy my work leading our teams and supporting staff and managers with their development and ambitions, whilst working together to achieve successful outcomes for those using our services.

Senior Management Team

Kim Jones – HR Director

I’m Kim, HR Director at Compass, a member of the Senior Management Team and responsible for leading the HR team to support our staff team and volunteers. 

I joined Compass in 2014 and have 20 years experience within HR across private and voluntary sectors. I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD, with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have worked in senior HR roles for over 10 years spanning SMEs and corporate organisations.

I enjoy being part of the voluntary sector, recognising their unique position to innovate and be flexible in their approach in truly serving the best interests of individuals and communities. Alongside my work at Compass I have also been involved with small voluntary sector organisations working as a counsellor for young people which I have found greatly rewarding.

Our people are key to delivering high quality services within Compass and I am responsible for ensuring we recruit, retain and develop our staff team and volunteers into being the best they can be. I feel privileged to be part of a very talented and passionate staff team at Compass who are inspired by making a real difference to those they work with.

Jordan Soondar – Lead Nurse

Hello, I’m Jordan and I have 22 years experience of working in the health and social care sector, with a background in mental health and substance misuse nursing. I moved into senior management in 2014 in various third sector organisations and I took on my role as Compass Lead Nurse in June 2017.

I am responsible for leading, advising on and driving forward the clinical governance framework, including quality assurance, to support integrated care delivery. I am also the Caldicott Guardian and provide support to our information governance functions. In order to ensure best practice I work closely with our operations teams to provide advice and to inform operational processes from a clinical and quality assurance perspective.

Whilst I was involved in direct care delivery, I enjoyed the one to one contact with service users, their families and carers and found it rewarding to recognise an individuals’ potential and help them to make changes towards achieving this; making a difference for those individuals and those close to them.

I am now privileged to use this experience to have a much wider positive impact, by looking at service development to drive continuous improvement to provide a good quality service for service users and their families.

The Compass values are truly shared across the organisation, so I enjoy working with like-minded people. The agility of Compass gives us the ability to be flexible as an organisation and implement change more quickly, when needed. This is very enabling to challenge the status quo and look for alternative ways of doing things to better impact on people’s lives in an ever changing landscape.

Maggie Clarke – Assistant Director Universal Services

Hi I’m Maggie, a registered Children’s Nurse and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing), made a Queen’s Nurse in 2015. 

My previous roles have included working in Children’s oncology, Clinical Lead for Health Visiting and School Nursing in Melton and Rutland and Professional Lead for School Nursing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. I have also worked at national and regional levels including a secondment to Public Health England as a school nurse advisor.

I joined Compass in March 2016 to support operational delivery of services and one of the things I most enjoy about the role is being able to work with amazing teams who are making a positive difference every day to the lives of families, children and young people.

I have responsibility for the delivery of the Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service (school nursing) and two services in North Yorkshire; Compass BUZZ, which adopts a whole school approach to enable staff to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students, and Compass REACH, delivering support to young people affected by substance misuse, poor sexual health and issues relating to emotional health and wellbeing.

I really enjoy the flexibility of Compass, a forward thinking organisation where we work collaboratively with young people to enable and empower them to meet their health needs in ways that are meaningful to them. For example using my special interest in transformational and digital services for young people, I have enjoyed introducing text messaging and web-based health provision into our services. 

Outside of Compass I am the Executive Lead Officer for the national School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) and represent them locally and nationally to support practitioners, raise the profile of school nursing and present clear service models to commissioners. I am also a founder member of the ‘We School Nurses’ Twitter community.

Jessica Thompson – Assistant Director Specialist Directorate

Hi I’m Jessica and I have a varied background, first working with children as a school SENCO assistant after graduating and then moving into Social Care in 2003. Over this time I have gained experience in housing, homelessness, substance misuse and Criminal Justice services with both adults and young people. I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and RCGP Level 1 in drug misuse.

I have held a number of management positions delivering substance misuse services within a community setting, including Criminal Justice, young people, and clinical & counselling. I also have experience in setting up new projects and trouble shooting underperforming services, developing them to the required standard.

I first joined Compass as service manager for a large integrated community prescribing service, before being promoted to my current role. 

COMPASS board

Compass has a Unitary Board of Directors, made up of eight Non-Executive Directors and three Executive Directors from the Senior Management Team (Chief Executive, Finance Director and Operations Director for Specialist Services):

Non executive directors

Claire Wesley – Chair of the Compass Board

Claire is a solicitor who specialised in tax and worked with a variety of UK and international businesses on all aspects of share/bonus plan advisory work and was a partner at PwC and Deloitte. Claire has been a Governor at St Peter’s School in York, Vice Chair of Ryedale CAB (& Trustee of CAB Mid North Yorkshire following the merger of Ryedale) and is currently a member of the University of York Remuneration Committee and involved with the Arts Society as Chair of The Arts Society Ebor and Secretary for the North East Area. Claire is also a member of Compass’ Audit & Risk Committee.

Dr David Webster – Vice Chair of the Compass Board, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Business Development Committee

David has a background in medical research and development. He became Technical Director and subsequently Managing Director of Smith and Nephew UK and Ireland. He was a Council member of the Association of British Healthcare Industries and has been an adviser on bio-science projects to several Yorkshire universities. He was a member of the NICE Appeal Panel for 13 years and a non-executive director of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust. David is also a member of Compass’ Audit & Risk Committee.

Claire Wood – Chair of Clinical Governance Committee

Claire is a retired nurse with 37 years experience in the NHS, which included 12 years as an Executive Nurse in both Acute and Primary Care Trusts and 2½ years as the Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust. She is educated to Masters level in Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care. Since October 2008, Claire has been appointed to a number of voluntary roles in the public sector.

Alan Begg – Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

Alan is a retired corporate executive director and former trustee, experienced in the private, not-for-profit, public, charity and commercial sectors. A chartered accountant who has acted as Chief and Deputy Chief Executive, Accounting Officer, practice partner and Finance Director, with an in-depth knowledge of finance, corporate governance, risk management and strategic development. Other Non-Executive Director roles include an NHS CCG, Islington Town Council, Greensquare Group Ltd and LV= as a Panel Member. Alan is also a member of Compass’ Business Development and Remuneration Committees.

Ann Biddle

Ann is a Programme and Operational Manager specialising in leading on NHS, judicial and local government change management projects. She has significant experience and success in senior level consultancy, consistently delivering initiatives on time and within budget and is adept at applying a sensitive and pragmatic style when negotiating and promoting the benefits of Ministerial level change management initiatives, particularly where commercial and operational imperatives conflict. Ann is also a member of Compass’ Audit & Risk Committee.

Brodie Clark

Brodie holds a number of public sector, charity and private sector portfolios including managing his own consultancy business in security and risk management. He works with overseas governments across a range of security and leadership issues, specifically in the Middle East and South East Asia. He is also a Non-Executive Director with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. Brodie was awarded the CBE in 2010 for his contribution to Securing the UK Border. Brodie is a member of Compass’ Business Development Committee and Clinical Governance Committee.

Peter Webster

After two decades in the pharmaceutical, food and textile industries, Peter spent over 20 years as Managing Director for the UK operations of a German lubricant manufacturer. Retiring in 2016 he is now a Governor at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust, a Patient Research Ambassador at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trusts and a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimers Society. Peter has a Masters degree in Company Direction and is a holder of the Institute of Directors’ Chartered Director qualification. Peter is a member of Compass’ Clinical Governance Committee.