To work independently and on temporary contracts, rather than working in a permanent employee capacity for an employer.
Demand for freelance workers fluctuates with employer workload and project demands, however in the industries we supply, demand has historically been very strong.
Many employers seek flexible resources to be hired on a freelance basis. Many of the companies that we supply are working on long-term contracts and require interim solutions to work alongside their permanently employed team.
A freelance vacancy can arise for a number of reasons, including: assistance on a specific project, short-term specialist skills, experience or advice required, on-going interim solution until a permanent staff employee is hired, interim solution for staff who are off work due to maternity leave or long-term sickness.
We always have a varied selection of freelance job opportunities and many of the contracts we offer are for durations of 6 to 12 months or more, working with leading companies, on secure projects.
Freelance Versus Permanent Employment
As a freelance worker you'll be contracted to us and then seconded to an end client for a set period of time. A permanent employee is employed by the employer and entitled to all employee benefits this brings.
Companies choose to engage freelancers instead of permanent staff to complete a project or to meet short-term fluctuations in their business activity or staff levels. As a freelancer you will be paid hourly or daily for all hours/days worked, compared to monthly for permanent employees.
Freelancing is performed either on a PAYE basis or through a limited company. We request that all freelance workers that we work with should have either their own Limited company formed, or be willing to work through an umbrella service. Through such a company you would have your tax and national insurance paid and work in the most tax efficient manner.
What are the Benefits of Freelance Work?
- Increased earnings: Pro-rata you will probably earn more than your permanent counterparts, assuming you work enough days of the year. You will also have more control over your costs.
- Flexible working: You choose to work, when you want to work and for whom.
- Work variation: You will work with more companies, on a variety of different projects, in a shorter space of time than a permanent member of staff. It suits professional workers seeking diversity in their assignments.
- Increasing your adaptability: Working freelance can be very demanding: you are normally paid more than a permanent employee, so it is common that more may be expected of you. You may be given tight deadlines, work that may be a little outside of your skills or any other unexpected scenario, all of which add to your skills & experience.
- Prove yourself: You may not be sure about joining a company as a permanent employee, so working on a freelance basis will give both you and the employer the opportunity to get a look at each other, before committing to permanent employment.