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.

"NJR is a key supplier to have at our disposal when we need senior interim help to fix senior staffing problems."

Chris Battersby, HR Director IMI Critical Engineering
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"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, COO Insurethebox
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"I just wanted to say thank you for your input, support and advice during our first Interim appointment.

The advice pre-Christmas was excellent, your first candidate was spot-on and of course we are excited now at having our Interim join our team.

You’ve helped to make this process very straight-forward and uncomplicated and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future.

Thanks again."

Mark Wynn, Managing Director Avonline Plc

"I have used Norrie's firm on several occasions to find talented experienced senior interim managers to assist with serious business challenges at short notice. Each time I have been very impressed by the calibre of people offered, the speed with which they were available and the excellent results they delivered."

Stuart Rolland, Managing Director, Smart Metering British Gas

"Norrie’s firm always provides top quality candidates, often at short notice, in a very professional and client- focused manner. He is a pleasure to work with."

Chris Rickard, Group Finance Director The Weir Group

"NJR's SME service took the brief quickly and provided the experience, calibre and personality of candidates we were looking for."

Catherine Senda, Managing Director Curtin&Co
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Fixed Term Contract Team

Rex Cridland


Rex has successfully recruited senior interim executives for blue-chips such as Apple, Sega, GSK, IMI Plc, Network Rail, Royal Mail, Arcadia Group Plc, Diageo, Legal & General and American Express.Rex has over 20 years of recruitment experience gained working at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, major online recruitment firms, exciting start-ups and with global search & selection specialists.

Phil Hagen


Phil understands sales people.  He has over 25 years of national and international sales management experience in a wide range of industry sectors including telecoms, IT and ICT.  He has successfully delivered strong business sales solutions and recruited multi-disciplinary sales teams while working at sales/managing director level in global organisations including Amcat Group, NTL, British Energy and Cable & Wireless plc.  Furthermore, as the founder and developer of the successful SalesMatch sales behavioural assessment tool, there is no one better than Phil at identifying the character profile of successful sales people.

Graham Oates


Graham was a senior partner at KPMG for 14 years and managing partner and member of the UK Board.  During this period he launched the firm’s internet operation, Metrius Europe, oversaw the growth of the KPMG business in the Asia Pacific market and spearheaded joint ventures with Compaq, Microsoft and Cisco Systems.  This wealth of experience means Private Equity and Venture Capital clients are assured of a recruitment service developed by someone who completely understands the challenges of the investment cycle and the standards of service they need.