Fixed Term Contract

Many companies come to us to hire senior directors and executives on a Fixed Term Contract (FTC) basis.

It’s easy to see why:

  • We offer the resourcing flexibility of a hand-picked, highly experienced, short-term, senior person hired in just when you need them
  • It’s fixed costs – based on the agreed duration, with just a fee paid on a successful hire
  • It’s more cost effective and flexible than permanent recruitment
  • There are no IR35 worries to contend with
  • No retainer or upfront fees payable

Fixed term contracts are ideal in a range of scenarios. To cover a period of maternity cover or long-term sick leave or for when you need a senior executive to undertake a specific task which isn’t a routine long-term role for your business.  Or you might use fixed term contracts as a probationary period – a way to see how an employee works out before offering a permanent role.

Whatever your reason for going the fixed term contract route, we can support you.  Our expert search specialists have many years of experience recruiting for fixed term contract assignments, across every senior role and sector – both in the UK and internationally.  We know how to quickly tap into a rich seam of talent available for fixed term contracts.

Our fixed term contract recruitment promise:

  • A short list of candidates within 2-4 days
  • World-class recruiters working on your account – with real world experience
  • Any senior role, any sector
  • Operating out of the UK yet supporting clients anywhere in the world

Get in touch with us now to discuss your brief.

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Fixed Term Contract Team

Rex Cridland

Rex Cridland

Managing Director

With over 25 years’ recruitment experience, Rex has worked at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, major online recruitment firms, exciting start-ups and global search and selection specialists. Rex has successfully recruited executives on a fixed term basis for blue chip companies around the world, including:

Phil Hagen

Phil Hagen


Phil knows what clients looking to hire senior directors and executives on a fixed term contract basis really need and has helped to place talent at a range of companies across the globe. Before his recruitment career, Phil spent many years as a senior and director-level executive working in the telecoms, IT and ICT sectors, for companies such as:

Graham Oates

Graham Oates


Graham was a senior partner at KPMG for 14 years. During this period he launched the firm’s internet operation, Metrius Europe, oversaw the international growth of the business and spearheaded joint ventures with major technology firms. This wealth of experience gives Graham a clear understanding of the challenges faced by clients and the standard of service they require. Graham has successfully found talent for the likes of: