Specialist Services

Interim, Temporary & Contract

In a business world faced with uncertainty, the market for temporary, contract and interim roles has grown considerably.

In 2018/19, our interim recruitment at Totum increased by 150%. In the wake of Covid-19, we expect this trend to continue and accelerate.

For employers, it’s not just financial/payroll considerations that might drive a shift to more temporary, contract or interim work. Shorter term placements can be a vital way of quickly scaling requirements up and down, and clearing bottlenecks, as required. 

Short-term assignments can be vital when long-term planning is difficult or impossible, allowing firms to allocate the right resource exactly where needed at the right time. 

At Totum, we cover all kinds of shorter-term placements. Withstanding a few grey areas, roles in this market tend to fall into the following categories:

  • Temporary recruitment: Temporary roles can cover any length of time from the odd day to several weeks, but generally feature for more junior roles – ranging from assistant to manager level. Temporary roles are typically paid on an hourly rate.
  • Contract and interim recruitment: Contract and interim roles cover placements that require particular skillsets/expertise or are at senior executive level. These roles are typically paid on a daily rate.

Some candidates will already be set up as limited companies as they have undertaken short-term placements as a longer-term career choice. Others will not want to go down this route. But whatever their circumstances, Totum is set up to support all candidates into the right placements, enabling both firms and individuals to make the most of the opportunities in this space.

Whatever your firm needs, whether you have permanent, temporary or contract/interim requirements, Totum is ready and able to help. 


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For candidates, the temporary, contract and interim market offers considerable opportunities.

You may be looking for a short-term placement until the right permanent opportunity arises; or you see such work as an ideal way to get stuck into critical projects and gain experience with different businesses. Whatever your motivation, temporary, contract and interim work can be a great way to network and build new skills in a relatively short space of time.

Whether you’re a candidate who has long undertaken temporary, contract and interim roles as a long-term career choice, or you’re merely looking for a stop-gap placement until your next permanent role, Totum is set up to support all candidates into the right placements, enabling you to make the most of the job availability in this space.

Whatever you need from your next role, Totum is ready and able to help.  

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