Unrivalled insight
Acutely connected
Innovative thinking


Carter Schwartz is a boutique consultancy providing an innovative range of human capital solutions for the Independent Health, Social Care and Education markets.

Differentiated by knowledge and networks, no other consultancy is as acutely connected with a proposition underpinned by such in-depth sector understanding.

From Fertility to Funeral Care and Nurseries to Adult Learning; for the past two decades our team has successfully partnered major providers, emerging corporates, not-for-profits and the investment community by addressing their people challenges at management and board level with focused talent attraction solutions.

About Us

“…leveraging our knowledge and networks to attract talent…”




Our approach is ruthless simplicity – we listen, we consult, we apply our expertise and formulate an appropriate solution.

The message from our longstanding clients is clear. No longer is the human capital challenge just about hiring new recruits – it’s much broader than that. So we adopt a value-add proposition that is uniquely positioned to tackle traditional recruitment requirements, alongside additional services that meet client need by simply reacting to their wider commercial challenges.

Critical to this is a research capability that underpins everything we do. It’s a continuous process of intelligence gathering that provides the talent landscape across each of our sector niches. In real terms that’s organisational mapping; understanding market motivations; keeping close to management teams and pin-pointing exit strategies.

So ultimately, our intrinsic value really does lie in who and what we know; our knowledge, our networks, our understanding of your business needs in the context of a coherent people strategy – it’s our USP.

“…setting the moral compass…”



We place real emphasis on our own integrity and ethical behaviour. So our philosophy starts with a simple handshake. It represents personal contact; a commitment to clients and candidates to meet in person – to understand a client’s need and culture; to assess a candidate’s skills and fit. A set of values and principles that ensure best practice is never comprised.

Here’s a few key elements that we think really make a difference:

We value our clients – so beyond unrivalled expertise and innovative solutions that source talented people is a strict promise that we never poach from our existing customers.

We value our candidates – so we don’t spray CVs around the market unsolicited; we also ensure all candidates are screened ‘in-person’ to fully understand their skill-set and ambitions in the context of market need before presenting them to our clients.

We value our staff – so our people aren’t focused on easy wins and quick commission. They’re measured and incentivised on delivering the appropriate solution to time, cost and quality.


“…a broad service offering, positioned to uncover talent…”



Executive Search

Our Executive Search offering is ‘discretion assured’ – consultative, targeted, precise – exclusively tailored to your exacting needs (more…)

Executive Selection

A dynamic and flexible solution – creative, engaging and excellent at raising brand awareness as part of a wider marketing campaign – yet purposely discreet when scripted anonymously to avoid preconceived views of a market or company. (more…)

Contingent Introduction

A simple yet effective ‘pay on arrival’ introduction service, focused on providing an immediate response to your urgent requirements.  (more…)

Interim & Consultancy

The interim solution with a difference – positioned to address your short term talent requirements alongside project or goal specific consultancy.  (more…)

We take your career as seriously as you do, so we’ve positioned ourselves to proactively engage with you when seeking your next appointment. Many of our mandates are ‘off radar’ assignments because discretion is key; and whilst some are advertised in the open domain, you won’t find any listed here – this is not a job board – it’s our way of engaging with you, our customer, in a meaningful manner. So this is your call for action: to engage: to meet: to talk through your goals, so we really get to know you and discuss mandates that meet your own future ambitions.



Cover Letter


“…a team differentiated by knowledge and expertise…”



Adam Carter

Managing Director

With significant market exposure, Adam is widely recognised as one of the most knowledgeable Executive Recruiters within the Independent Health, Social Care and Education arenas. A trusted advisor, he has consistently addressed the management and leadership challenges at CEO, COO and FD level for major providers, emerging corporates, not-for-profits and the investment community across the full spectrum of sector niches. Having spent eighteen years developing this sector for another respected Consultancy, Adam founded Carter Schwartz to focus exclusively on his core markets.


Sharon Clark

Operations Manager

Sharon brings career-long exposure to the HR and Recruitment industries and is extensively networked throughout the Health and Social Care sectors, having taken active involvement in many of the markets’ most high profile appointments. A founding partner of Carter Schwartz, Sharon leads on client and candidate liaison alongside operational responsibility for the Consultant and back office teams.


Linda Stock

Head of Practice

Linda brings extensive operational healthcare experience to the team, having risen through the ranks from hospital management, eventually holding posts at Regional Director, Director of Communications and Director of Operations.  A former statutory Company Director and Chief Operating Offer, she has held senior posts in both private acute hospital groups as well as those with specialist adult mental health provision.  Working with both Global and European healthcare operators, in the UK Linda has also worked closely with the NHS in public sector treatment centres, managing national public contracts and with NHS England for secure mental health provision.  For social care, Linda has experience of working with Local Authorities in England and Scotland. With over 25 years’ experience Linda is able to offer exceptional insight into the needs of our clients.


James Lee

Head of Research

James joined Carter Schwartz in 2016 and has proven experience in Research and Candidate Management. Previously, he has spent 3 years as a Researcher for a boutique executive search firm in Bristol before establishing a delivery function for a leading specialist staffing group. He works closely with the Consultants to understand the types of people required, before using his extensive networking and research capabilities in order to find the most talented & sought-after individuals that the market has to offer.



22a St James’s Square,

+44 (0)203 102 4835

One Temple Quay,
Temple Back East,

+44 (0)117 959 5410