Freelance

  • You need an experienced candidate, who can start immediately, tomorrow if possible.
  • You are finding it difficult to recruit for a business critical role and need cover while you search for the ideal candidate.
  • You are restructuring your communications team, but need immediate cover while you complete your communications audit.
  • You need maternity leave cover – or cover for holiday, sabbatical or sick leave.
  • Your budget is under review, so you cannot guarantee a permanent role, but you would like to offer a candidate a fixed term contract, with a view to permanent employment.
  • You are inundated with work and need someone to help out for a few days.

  • A lifestyle choice.  You need the flexibility of work/life balance.  With excellent credentials and track record, you are interested in challenging communications work on a project basis.
  • You have recently left full time permanent employment and find yourself ‘available immediately.’ 
  • You are a career freelancer and like to keep a pipeline of opportunities, building long term relationships with organisations who need your specialist skills on a consultancy basis.
  • What you like best is to be parachuted into a crisis or restructuring scenario and give high level strategic advice.

  • A pro rata salary.  This usually applies to fixed term contracts or maternity leave cover – contracts from three months to one year
  • A daily rate on PAYE:
    • This is the easiest way to freelance for short periods of time, in between full time employment.  Your gross salary is taxed at source and you are paid your net salary weekly or monthly as arranged.
    • To calculate your estimated daily rate, divide your salary by 232 working days.  For example a salary of £30,000 equals a daily rate of £130 per day on PAYE (see the guides below)
    • Remember that you are eligible for paid holiday and certain benefits
    • You will be expected to fill out time sheets and get them signed of on weekly basis.  See below to download time sheets.
    • JFL will pay you weekly in arrears
    • Remember, daily rates can vary as to sector and length of contract
  • A daily rate as a Limited Company. 
    • This involves setting yourself up as a Limited Company. This is very easy, inexpensive and straightforward.  You need to register your Limited Company at Companies House, acquire a Certificate of Incorporation and if appropriate, a VAT number.  You can organise this directly with HMRC, or with your accountant.  We do advise you consult an accountant for advice..
    • As a Limited Company, you will need to fill out time sheets.  See below to download time sheets.
    • As a Limited Company, you will need to invoice your client.  See below for an invoice template
    • You will be responsible for your own tax and VAT returns, and will be able to set certain expenses against tax.
    • To calculate your estimated daily rate, divide your annual salary by 200 working days.  For example a salary of £60,000 equals a daily rate of £300 per day (see the guides below for more details).

These are approximate guides – rates vary as to sector and length of contract.

PAYE:

INVOICING AS A LIMITED COMPANY:


Timesheet (click to view & download)

Invoice template (click to view & download)

 

 

 

Please send your CV to info@jflrecruit.com and someone will get back to you ASAP.