Our team of recruitment partners work with every industry to match people and clients for short-term employment, be that contract of temporary.

Contract and temporary employment appeals to candidates who would like short-term job security but are seeking some degree of choice over their longer-term schedule. People can take on work as and when it suits, allowing them to arrange breaks, holiday or travel around these interim commitments. Temporary assignments also offer people the chance to develop their skills across a range of areas and industries.

Contracts and temporary employment are increasingly popular for both employers and employees. A shorter-term commitment can be a great way to assess if it’s the right opportunity for both parties. This can be an attractive option for organisations who are looking to cover longer term staff absence, need additional support with a project or campaign or to expand their business with a low-risk way. These roles are frequently used to offset increased workloads and are popular with people who are looking for flexibility.

Whatever the short-term need, we are confident we can match the right candidate to the right role.

​Rowlands were so helpful throughout this process. I was just looking for a temporary role initially but I was offered a permanent position at the end of my assignment! Thank you Rowlands I have been here for 2 years now and I love it.

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Senior Commercial Financial Accountant | Contract


Opportunity to gain experience within a commercial environmentSupports over 100+ charities each year.Makes an impression within the local community.Join a fast-paced environment and provide finance support to this highly regarded commercial organisation, on a 3 month contract.In this role, you will assist with the preparation of management information and provide financial planning and analysis input.If you’re an accounting/finance professional seeking a new contract role within a commercial environment, this could be the opportunity for you!Curious and want to find out more?Call our team on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.uk referencing the following information:Job title: Senior Commercial Financial Accountant | ContractJob reference: 41827We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Financial Reporting Manager | Contract


​​A challenging and fast paced partnership environmentInteresting and challenging workFriendly and supportive teamJoin an award-winning law firm where you can be sure your work will be varied and challenging, on a 12 month maternity cover contract.This is a great opportunity to be part of the friendly and professional in-house finance team and work within a fast-paced environment.In this role, you will work closely with the Head of Finance and the Financial Control team, ensuring that the financial data is prepared accurately and in a timely manner. Curious and want to find out more?Call our team on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.uk referencing the following information:Job title: Financial Reporting Manager | ContractJob reference: 41834We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Interim Executive Director of Supervision


​​Challenging and motivating environment​Flexible working arrangements​Unique opportunity to have a direct impact on the local financial services industrySupport the continued success of a highly reputable institution with a diverse workforce, on a 9 month contract.As Interim Executive Director, you will be responsible for leading the compliance supervision team, implementing divisional and companywide aspects of the supervision strategy.As a key member of our Executive team, you will also be responsible for supporting the achievement of company objectives to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.Curious and want to find out more?Call Tess Colback on 01534 626737 or email tess@rowlands.co.uk referencing the following information:Job title: Interim Executive Director of SupervisionJob reference: 41832We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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  • I am an employer looking for a temp/interim role to be filled

    There are a number of reasons why you might need a temporary employee - parental leave cover, an increased of workload that means your team need an extra pair of hands, whatever it is - we've got you covered. Our considered approach means that we can act quickly to find you the right support in the shape of a temporary employee or interim contractor who fits the bill. There are many options open to you. You can employ the individual directly through your own payroll and head count or you can use our services, giving you the flexible option of paying weekly or monthly, using an hourly or day rate. There are so many benefits to this service - why not call us for a chat and we can discuss the best options for you.

  • I am looking for short term or flexible work

    There are many benefits to temporary work including the flexibility that comes with taking on shorter term commitments, like starting work immediately and weekly pay. Maybe you’ve just finished university and you’re looking to expand your knowledge and skills, maybe you’re saving up for a gap year or further study or you could be on a career break. We know that you might be open to seeing which role or industry is best suited to you and you want to try a few out, we can place you in a role that meets your current requirements, even if they change! Temping while seeking a permanent position is very popular, in fact some temporary assignments can result with an offer of permanent work!

  • Why should I use Rowlands to help with my job search

    There are lots of reasons to use a recruitment agency – remember, just one interview with us can open you up to a huge number of different opportunities including exclusive offers to jobs, even before they are advertised. We can help you with every single aspect of your search and interview process. We can advise you on when not to talk about pay, what questions to ask, we can even help you to make a decision if you receive several offers. If there is anything you’re unsure about – your recruitment consultant is here to help guide you.

  • What are the benefits to working in a contract position?

    From one position to the next, contractors gain access to many different types of organisations and work relationships. This can play a big part in developing your ability to adjust quickly to diverse groups and situations and we’re noticing how beneficial it can be for developing the skill of confidently taking on projects at any stage.

  • I'm undecided about which industry I should work in

    That’s ok, many of us didn’t know that straight away either! We understand it can be a big decision, but we’re here every step of the way to help you find something you love.

  • Who will I be employed by

    While you’re temping you will be employed by Rowlands Recruitment. Your consultant or Maggie will be your first point of contact and you can get in touch with them anytime you need.While you’re on contract, you will be employed and paid by the company you are working with.If there is anything you are unsure about – let us know, we are here to help and can talk to the employer on your behalf if you need us to.

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