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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  • Contract - Digital Campaign Manager - Inside IR35

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    An award Network agency are looking for a Digital Campaign Manager for an initial 3 month contract, this is to help being the gateway between the digital team and the ...

    about 12 hours ago
  • Contract - Account Director- £350pd

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    Account Director 6-12 month contract Hybrid working (you will be required in the office 2 days a week) £350pd - Outside IR35 My client is a leading Digital Marketing A...

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  • Contract - Client Services Director - £85k

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    Group Client Director £85k-£95k PA (DOE) 12 month maternity cover My client are a leading influencer marketing agency who are looking for a Group Client Director. You ...

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  • Contract - Social Media Manager - £300pd

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    Social Media Manager 3 month contract Hybrid working (you will be required in the office 2 days a week) £300pd - Outside IR35 My client is a not-for-profit campaign wh...

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  • Contract - Influence Account Manager - £250pd

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    Influence Account Manager 3 month contract Hybrid working (you will be required in the office 3 days a week £250pd - Outside IR35 A leading and award winning Social Me...

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    £175 - £176 per day

    Copywriter 6 month contract £175pd - outside IR35 Full time - Hybrid working (3 days required in the office) My client is an internationally renowned retail store base...

    4 days ago
  • Contract - SEO Director - 3 months - £350pd inside IR35

    £330 - £350 per day

    Contract - SEO Director - 3 months - £350pd - inside IR35 This SEO Director contract position is working at a brilliant independent media agency for an initial 3 month...

    7 days ago
  • Contract - Influence Account Manager - £45k

    Up to £45000 per annum

    Influence Account Manager 6 month FTC (with the view to go perm) ASAP start Hybrid working £45,000 pro rata A leading marketing and PR Agency are looking for an Influe...

    11 days ago
  • Fixed Term Contract - Programmatic Account Director - Agency

    £70000 - £80000 per annum

    6 Month Contract - Programmatic Account Director - Network Media Agency - 6 Months - Up to £80k pro rata Hi all. I am currently assisting a network media agency in Lon...

    12 days ago
  • Contract - Client Services Director - £85k

    £85000 - £86000 per annum

    Group Client Director £85k PA (DOE) 12 month maternity cover My client are a leading influencer marketing agency who are looking for a Group Client Director. You will ...

    19 days ago
  • Contract - Social Media Manager - £330pd

    Up to £330 per day

    Social Media Manager Outside IR35 £330pd 3 month contract My client is a leading Content Marketing Agency and they are looking for a Social Media Manager who is primar...

    26 days ago
  • Contract - Community Manager - 6 months - £350pd

    £275 - £351 per day

    Community Manager £350pd - Umbrella Client Side 6 month contract - view to go perm My client is a leading retail company looking for a Community / Social Media Manager...

    about 1 month 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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