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Advice for contractors

This area of our website is dedicated specifically to contractors who are currently working through Sellick Partnership. 

We welcome enquiries from finance professionals who are either looking for a new contract or who are considering moving away from a permanent position. With over a decade of experience specialising in finance recruitment, Sellick Partnership is ideally positioned to place professionals into roles on a temporary, contract and permanent basis across the private, public, not for profit and practice sectors.

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Becoming a contractor

Increasingly, finance professionals are seeing the benefits of working on a temporary, interim or contract basis at some point in their career. It’s traditionally a decision based on personal circumstances but, as the contract market continues to remain buoyant, it’s a consideration more people are making in order to achieve the work-life balance they desire.

Why should you work on a temporary or contract basis?  

  • Flexibility – unlike the potential restraints of a permanent position, you have more input into where you work and for how long 
  • Variety – you can enjoy working across different sectors and in different environments
  • Lifestyle – flexi-time, extended holidays and shorter working weeks are all possible 
  • Income – your consultant will always work to provide you with the best rate for your position, and you can often find yourself earning more than you would within a permanent position
  • Experience – the skills you will gain across the variety of positions you undertake will help to make your CV stand out to future employers 
  • Continuation of your career – if you are looking to go into retirement but don’t want to stop working altogether, working on a temporary or contract basis can be a good way to continue your career after leaving full-time employment.

How do you get paid?

  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE) – a common method of payment; you are an employee of Sellick Partnership. To be paid you must submit a weekly timesheet as per PAYE deadlines, payment will be made after all statutory deductions have been taken
  • Limited companies - Often referred to as a Personal Service Company (PSC), you would be a Director of your own limited company submitting timesheets through the Sellick Partnership portal and submitting your own invoices. This would be suitable for long term professional contractors
  • Umbrella workers – as an employee of the Umbrella Company they will process payment to you following submission of an authorised timesheet and invoice. Expenses may also be claimed as a tax deduction and often additional employment benefits such as childcare vouchers, insurance and pensions are included.

There is nothing to say that you can’t return to permanent work after carrying out shorter term assignments which are a great opportunity to experience something new and expand your professional knowledge.

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