Temp work availability

What is temporary work?

Temporary work refers to employment lasting for a limited period of time. In this situation, the duration of the working arrangement is determined by the needs of the recruiter.

How does temporary availability work?

If and when you tell us you are available for temporary work, we’ll feature your profile as available and make your CV searchable to recruiters over the next seven days. If recruiters are seeking candidates with your skills and experience, they will be able to get in touch with you directly.

How do I set myself as available for temporary work?

  • On your signed in homepage you may be presented with a temporary work prompt at the top of the page:
    Select the Yes button and you will be directed to a page where you can provide more details about your availability. Once you have provided all the necessary details, click on the Save settings button and we will let recruiters know that you are available over the next seven days.
  • Alternatively, if you are on a desktop or tablet device, you will find the Temp work section on the right hand side of the homepage:
    Clicking on the edit availability link will take you to the temp work availability settings page which you can update. On a mobile device, this will be found at the top of the signed in homepage

How do I make myself unavailable for temporary work?

  • On your signed in homepage you may be presented with a prompt at the top of the page:
    Select the Not right now button and we will ensure that you are not featured to recruiters as available.
  • Alternatively, if you are on the desktop or tablet device, you will find the Temp work section on the right hand side of the homepage:
    Clicking on the edit availability link will take you to the temp work availability settings page, where you can make yourself unavailable. On a mobile device, this will be found at the top of the signed in homepage:

Why should I to update my availability every seven days?

By keeping your information up-to-date, recruiters know you’re available for temporary work right now.

Why can’t I set my availability longer than seven days?

We need to ensure that recruiters have the most up-to-date information on your availability. We’ll send you a reminder email once a week to update your availability.

What if I’m only interested in permanent roles?

That’s fine. All you need to do is ensure that you have set your temporary work availability status to unavailable and recruiters will not contact you for temporary work. Note: this does not mean that you cannot apply for a temporary job if you choose to.

What if I want to be considered for both temporary and permanent work?

Ensure that you have selected the permanent job type option within the Looking for section on your profile page:

Also, you need to have given us permission to let recruiters view your cv and profile. Your profile visibility can be managed via ‘Contact preferences’ within your account setting

Why do I need to upload my CV for temp work availability?

By uploading your CV, recruiters can quickly, and easily assess if you have the skills and experience for the job, ensuring only the most suitable roles are brought to your attention.

I am available for Temporary work but why are you asking me to make my CV searchable by recruiters first?

This is because at some point, you have indicated that you do not want recruiters to view your CV or profile. We need your permission before we give them access to get in touch with you directly.

Will I definitely get a temporary job if I say I’m available?

The first step towards getting temporary work is being contacted by a recruiter - but this is determined by your skills and experience matching the recruiter’s requirements. Remember to ensure that you have uploaded your most up-to-date CV which highlights your skills and experience.