We understand that the ideal role for you, or your business, can be a changeable factor and we are here to help you find the perfect fit.

We connect the right people with the right job to suit any situation and we don’t just work on roles within the finance sector – so if you’re looking for flexibility, a change of direction, a short-term contract or even an extra pair of hands during a busy time – you’ve come to the right place.​

Contract employment

Contract opportunities are increasingly popular for both employers and employees. The flexibility of taking on a shorter-term commitment is often matched with many of the same benefits as a permanent member of staff, just on a temporary basis.

This can be an attractive option for organisations who are looking to cover longer term staff absence or need additional support with a projects or campaigns. Contract opportunities are frequently used to offset increased workloads and are popular with those individuals who want to commit to a more flexible project or timeframe that suits them.

Contract work appeals to candidates who would like short-term job security but are seeking some degree of flexibility over their longer-term schedule. You can take on work as and when it suits, allowing you to arrange breaks, holiday or travel around these interim commitments.​

Temporary and interim employment

If you are looking for a flexible approach to work, our team of proactive and supportive Recruitment Consultants will make sure you are matched with the best-fit company and will be there every step of the way as you adjust to the new role.

Our temporary assignments offer you the chance to develop your skills across a range of areas and industries. We also provide interim employment opportunities which give you the chance to take on short-term project-based roles, this can be a positive step towards your ideal career or simply something to suit your lifestyle.

​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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Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager | Contract


​Join a fast-paced commercial environment, on an initial 3 month contract, to manage the finance operations team, ensuring daily requirements of the business are performed to a high standard.In this role, you will be expected to maintain control over the business’ cash and treasury functions to contribute towards the ongoing sound financial direction of the business.This role requires flexibility in working hours and has the potential to become a permanent position.Responsibilities will include:Managing the workload of the accounts payable/receivable team on a day-to-day basisAssisting in resolving queries from the team and providing on-the-job training/coaching Ensuring that supplier statement reconciliations are completed accurately and in a timely mannerCompleting monthly reconciliations on sensitive and confidential areas such as payrollReviewing and authorising payments from the business’ bank accounts, ensuring that suppliers are paid to agreed termsExperience and skills required:CAT/AAT qualified Accountant or working towards an accounting qualification such as ACCA/ACA/CIMA, or qualified by experienceStrong knowledge of Excel and computer literacyStrong people management skills Good telephone manner is 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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Trust Manager | Contract


​A fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded independent trust company for up to a 12 month period, where providing a professional and an adaptable service to clients is at the heart of this business.In this varied role you will work within a supportive and professional environment, managing a portfolio of trust and company structures, including medium to high risk clients, working competently and autonomously with limited support from other team members.If you are a motivated and energetic trust professional looking for a new client facing contract role in a small organisation, this could be the ideal role for you.Responsibilities will include:Providing trust and company administration services, including progressive client contact in a professional manner and in accordance with regulatory requirements, service levels and company standardsAccurately dealing with all issues and administration related tasks for a portfolio containing some complex client structuresEfficiently handling all communications, ensuring all matters arising are fully and efficiently dealt with whilst providing a high standard of serviceBuilding and maintaining successful relationships with clients within the portfolioCarrying out comprehensive annual reviews of trusts and companies within the portfolioMotivating, encouraging and appraising junior members of staff in order that the overall service provided meets with the needs of both clients and the businessExperience and skills required:Minimum 5 years' trust and company experienceDiploma qualified STEP or ICSA or equivalentSelf-motivated and have the ability to work calmly under pressureGood level of judgement and logical approach to problem solvingStrong interpersonal skills in dealing with clients, colleagues and senior managementIf 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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Purchase Ledger | Contract


​Work in a unique environment for a 3 month period to support a well-established local business located outside of town.Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for managing the key cost recognition processes including accounts payable, payroll and capital expenditure.A key part of this role will involve the ownership of the purchase invoice to payment process, you will be expected to ensure accuracy of costs incurred and efficient settlement of supplier invoices.Free parking is available, with flexibility on working from home, once fully trained.Responsibilities will include:Daily processing of supplier invoices received and submission to management team for approval in line with delegated authoritiesManagement of supplier invoice query resolution processPreparation of weekly/monthly proposed payment reports and submission to Financial Controller for approvalProcessing of weekly wages and monthly salary journalsCreation of sales invoices for contract labour based on timesheet submissionsExperience and skills required:Excellent attention to detailStrong time management skills with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage workloadsGood excel knowledgeIf 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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