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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Client Reporting Accountant | Contract


​A fantastic opportunity to join a modern and dynamic financial services organisation, where every day will be different, and you will be encouraged to build a successful career and fulfil your ambitions.Joining the friendly and experience accounts team, you will assist with the preparation of financial statements of trusts and companies for a varied client base.You will also be supported to study towards a relevant professional accountancy qualification and supported to develop your skills further.Responsibilities will include:Preparing annual, semi-annual and quarterly accounts within agreed deadlines Compiling reports for internal analysis and for client information purposes Liaising directly with clients and administrators, assisting with any queries Coordinating the bookkeeping process, ensuring accuracyMonitoring and controlling the receipt and processing of bank statements and investment valuations Experience and skills required:Either hold or currently studying towards a relevant professional accountancy qualificationExcellent written and verbal communication Strong mathematical and analytical skills Good organisational skills Proactive approach to tasks and ability to manage multiple deadlinesIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Personal Assistant | 9 Month Contract


​Contribute to the success of a leading private equity firm, providing support to the finance team based across Jersey and London, during this 9 month contract.Using your previous PA experience, you will anticipate the team’s needs and take initiative to meet these wherever possible, maintaining a high level of discretion and ensuring total confidentiality on all matters at all times.If you have a can-do attitude and are looking for a varied and fast paced role, where you can use your excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.Responsibilities will include:Managing the diaries for the team, including travel booking, preparing itineraries and arranging visas Coordinating meetings and booking rooms Preparing correspondence Assisting with telephone and email queries Accurately maintaining files Experience and skills required:Previous experience in a similar role, assisting senior management  Proven experience managing relationships with high profile internal and external customers Ability to manage multiple tasks and work flexibly Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong organisational skills If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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IT Operations Administrator | 6 Month Contract


​Gain experience working in a fast-paced commercial environment, supporting the IT operations team on a 6 month contract.Within this role you will primarily provide 1st and 2nd line IT support to all system users, escalating logged issues as appropriate. You will also support the maintenance of all IT equipment and business systems, ensuring an efficient service is provided at all times.You will work a set of core hours on a rotational basis and ideally be able to show some flexibility to provide cover, as required.Responsibilities will include:Installing and configuring IT business systems hardware and software, assisting with system changes and new user set ups  Accurately recording and reporting all system issues on system fault logs Completing daily IT operations system checks and tasks, undertaking diagnostics and fault resolution Undertaking print server management and administration Testing and deploying new hardware and software Experience and skills required:Sound knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications, server products and Office 365 Good analytical and problem solving skills Excellent time management and prioritisation skills Hold a current driving licence as you will be providing support to several sites A relevant professional qualification such as A+ Network+, would be an advantage but is not essentialIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe 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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