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.

Placed Candidate

View latest jobs

Contract Full Time Hours

HR Administrator | 6 Month Contract


​Gain experience within a well-regarded accountancy firm, providing assistance with all aspects of the employee life cycle, on a 6 month contract.Within this varied role you will gain exposure to the onboarding process, probation and absence monitoring, administering contractual changes and the leavers process.This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a HR team within a company that prides itself on its supportive and stimulating working environment.Responsibilities will include:Supporting new joiner onboarding, preparing documentation and running inductions Providing project assistance and supporting monthly HR reportingTaking minutes in employee relations cases Monitoring probation periods and staff absences Administering the leaver process, including coordinating exit interviews Experience and skills required:Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a HR or office environment Ideally educated to degree level or CIPD qualified Proactive, self-motivated and able to take responsibility for own workAbility to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment Strong organisational and interpersonal 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.

View details

Contract Full Time Hours

CDD Administrator | 4 Month Contract


​Join an award-winning global business as part of the risk and compliance function and assist the team with the CDD processing for new and existing clients.This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a fast-paced, rewarding working environment, where everyone has a voice and hard work and dedication is highly valued.Responsibilities will include:Undertaking CDD processing for new and existing clients in accordance with company policy and proceduresCommunicating with internal teams to ensure CDD collection is undertaken promptly, following up as necessary for any outstanding itemsAccurately entering and maintaining CDD data on to the systemProactively responding to queriesCarrying out regular reviews in line with internal guidance and agreed policies Experience and skills required:Ideally 1-2 years’ within a similar roleConfident communication skillsA good understanding of anti-money laundering and/or the client due diligence environmentAbility to make decisions and use own initiative within the scope of regulatory requirementsGood analytical and 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.

View details

Contract Full Time Hours

Compliance Monitoring Testing Support | Contract


​An international provider of financial services, is currently seeking a compliance professional to provide assistance with their compliance monitoring testing, on a 3 to 6 month contract.Within this role, you will support the compliance team in delivering a robust compliance framework to clients to ensure they meet the schedule of testing set out for the year.If you have previous compliance experience and are looking for the opportunity to work in a fast-paced global environment, we would like to hear from you.Responsibilities will include:Supporting the timely completion of the compliance framework and compliance monitoring reviews for funds clients Maintaining compliance monitoring plans and proceduresParticipating in the preparation and delivery of training programmes on compliance and business-related matters Identifying potentially suspicious transactions and escalating, as appropriate Accurately maintaining registers and logs Experience and skills required:Minimum 3 years’ compliance support Hold a relevant professional compliance qualification Strong written and verbal communication skillsGood understanding of local regulatory requirements Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines 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.

View details

Looking for something specific?

View all jobs

Contact our team today to discuss our contract and temporary job opportunities


  • 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.

Latest Contract and Temporary Employment news

Temporary worker

Posted almost 3 years ago

Is temp work the right choice for me?
Writing a CV

Posted over 3 years ago

5 tips to writing a great CV

Posted almost 4 years ago

Rowlands support successful internship programme

Find your next role

Discover talent