Contract & Freelance

Contract, freelance and project-based work is an attractive option for many working within the media, advertising and technology landscape and this contract, freelance and consulting talent play a key role in the operational success and expansion of many businesses.

Our contract team replicate our permanent recruitment service, working with specialist candidates across:

The vastly experienced team are specialists in matching highly-skilled, experienced media, marketing, technology and advertising professionals with some of the best contract and freelance opportunities out there.

We pride ourselves on building strong, lasting relationships with our contractors so we can match them with customers who need people to make an immediate impact when working on short and medium-term projects.

Companies we've helped hire contractors:​
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Why hire a contractor...

​Additional Expertise

Contractors give you the chance to find a skill set you don't have in house or one that's needed for a single project.

Being able to scale up flexibly and add skills and knowledge to your team on a case-by-case basis allows projects to be delivered effectively and on time.


Contractors are used to being flexible, accommodating and ready to start a project at short notice.

Help and advice for contractors and freelancers

Head count

Haven't got sign off for a perm hire? A contractor could help...

We'll work to your budget, filling the gap whilst you wait for that all important perm hire sign off.

Staff retention

If your new perm hire has a 3 month notice period, who is getting the work done before they start?

A contractor ensures your new perm hire doesn't start with a big bottleneck of work leading to a smooth onboarding process and retention.

"Test drive" candidates

Temp to perm is a very attractive option for many clients as they get to experience a candidate's way of working. Not only this, the candidate can experience the company's culture and their 'fit.

This ultimately allows both parties to start the perm process 100% sure and committed.

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Live Vacancies

  • Insight & Strategy Lead

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

    Insight and Strategy Lead FTC - 31st December £45k pro rata ASAP start London/Remote A leading network agency are looking for an Insight and Strategy Lead to execute p...

    5 days ago
  • Senior Insights Analyst

    £30000 - £32000 per annum

    Senior Analyst 9-12 month contract London/Remote ASAP Start £32k pro rata Agency I am working with a leading network agency to find their next Senior Analyst. They are...

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  • Contract - Content Strategist - 3 month

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    6 days ago
  • Biddable Director - 9 month FTC

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

    Biddable Account Director - 9 months - £60,000 - £65,000 My client, an independent agency, are looking for a Biddable AD to join them on a maternity cover contract (th...

    7 days ago
  • Contract - Performance Media Manager

    £350 - £400 per day

    Performance Media Manager - 6 months initially - £350pd - £400pd (inside IR35) This is a brilliant Performance Media Manager contractor opportunity working for huge te...

    7 days ago
  • Contract - SEO Outreach Manager - 25 weeks - Umbrella

    £250 - £300 per day

    SEO Outreach Manager 25 week contract £250-£300 Umbrella London (Victoria) ASAP Start My client is a household name within retail, personal banking and FMCG. This amaz...

    7 days ago
  • Social Media Manager / Analyst

    £250 - £280 per day

    Social Media Manager / Analyst 25 week contract £250-£280pd ASAP start London Are you keen on improving brand image and want to work for a nationally renowned househol...

    8 days ago
  • Contract - Paid Media Campaign Manager - Inside IR35

    £250 - £300 per day + Inside IR35/ Fully Remote

    My client, a major network agency is looking for a talented Paid Media Campaign Manager who can help nurture and develop campaigns for some of the most established reg...

    8 days ago
  • Contract - SEO Manager - 2- 3 months - Outside IR35

    £270 - £280 per day

    Contract - SEO Manager - £280pd - outside IR35 My media agency client is looking for a SEO contractor to join ASAP to work on a specific exciting project for 2/3 month...

    12 days ago
  • Creative Strategist

    £200 - £250 per day

    CREATIVE STRATEGIST 2 MONTH CONTRACT £200-£250pd ASAP START LONDON Are you keen on the world of publishing? Perhaps you are an expert on interpreting and interrogating...

    14 days ago
  • Contract - Biddable Director

    £300 - £350 per day

    Contract - Biddable Director - Agency - £350pd outside IR35 My client is a top network agency with offices worldwide. This brilliant agency has just won a brand new cl...

    14 days ago
  • Marketing and PR Manager

    £50000 - £51000 per annum

    Marketing and PR Manager - Agency 3-month FTC £50k pro rata London ASAP Start Are you obsessed with agencies and want to jump in feet first into the network making you...

    20 days ago
  • Qubit

    Sphere’s professionalism and dedication to finding the right talent for our business has kept us coming back over the years. Sphere have been a great partner to have as we have scaled the business.

    MD EMEA, Qubit
  • GroupM

    Ed's whole business model is set up to move in an agile fashion and reflect the landscape of fast paced media and tech environments. Sphere are able to “tap into” passive candidate communities in a way that our other partners can’t… I see Sphere as a game changer in this space and I'm glad we get to play the same game together.

    Emy Rumble-Mettle, GroupM
  • Time inc

    Rebecca has recruited freelance Project Managers for me on a number of occasions. She's always quick to understand and respond to a brief, and I have total trust in her recommendations - testament to her experience and knowledge of the market

    Projects Director, Time Inc
  • Mediacom

    I have worked closely with Sphere for a number of years now. The consultants are completely invested in delivering a superior service and continually provide exceptional candidates who understand the complex layers of the media landscape. I have no hesitation recommending their services as their approach is transparent and effective

    Talent Acquisition Lead, Mediacom
  • Urban Outfitters

    One of the hardest working companies I have ever met. They are always available, happy to help and most importantly, they only have the best interests in mind for their clients. Their advice is outstanding, beyond my expectations, and I will definitely recommend working with Sphere.

    Head of Talent, Urban Outfitters
  • Innergy

    I work with a number of award winning businesses and business leaders who have differentiated themselves from the competition through delivering consistently excellent customer experiences. I would not hesitate to (and don’t) describe and use Sphere as the benchmark for customer centricity and customer experience leadership.

    Gordon Stoddart, Innergy
  • Vinted

    When I moved from London to Berlin I found the agencies unable to get to grips with what we needed so reached out to the team at Sphere International. They fully understood the requirements for the role and delivered at speed. Within hours they'd managed to find a number of candidates who fitted the profile we were looking for, speeding up the whole process

    Eddy Jackson, Head of Marketing, Vinted
  • Collective

    I love working with Sam and the Graduate team. She got to know me and my business, getting familiar with our roles and environment. As a result, Sam only introduces me to candidates that are a good fit for my team and who would thrive at the company.

    Senior Manager, Ad Ops & Client Services, Collective
  • Venatus

    I've been doing this for 20 years and have worked with just about every recruitment company there is. Sphere are by far the most professional and best team we have worked with.

    Rob Gay, CEO, Venatus
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  2. GroupM
  3. Time inc
  4. Mediacom
  5. Urban Outfitters
  6. Innergy
  7. Vinted
  8. Collective
  9. Venatus
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