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Contract Sales Recruitment



The Benefits of Recruiting Contract Sales Staff
and Interim Sales Staff with Aaron Wallis


Reduce Risk

Reduce Risk

Secure hard to find skills without the risk of permanent hires.

Access to Talent

Access to Talent

One of the most recognised brands in Sales Recruitment and attracting over 4,500 sales candidates each month

All Inclusive Day Rates

All-inclusive Day Rates

No hidden extras and a fully inclusive day rate. We will manage the candidate's tax responsibilities.

Expert sales and marketing recruitment agency

Expert Recruiters

Find expert sales professionals that will make the difference to your business.

Dedicated Account Manager

Dedicated Account Manager

A single point of contact throughout the project that works with both yourself and the contractor.

Fluid Staffing Solutions

Fluid Staffing Solutions

Increase and decrease your staff numbers dependent on your requirements.

Transparent Terms of Business

Our terms of business for contract staff can be freely downloaded here
(please see our terms of business for more information).


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Recruit Sales Staff

Recruit contract sales staff

Contract sales staff offer a great option in uncertain times to enable you to recruit critically needed skills and experience without the commitment of a permanent member of staff.  Aaron Wallis works with many highly qualified contract sales staff that are experienced across many levels in a multitude of industry sectors.

Contractors are not temps. Usually, they will charge a day rate and work for their own limited company where they sub-contract their services to your firm. 

The primary benefit is the ability to secure challenging to find skills and services to complete a project, cover staff leave or to help you work through a particular situation.  In some instances, they can also offer better value as the Employer’s National Insurance Contributions, Holiday Entitlement and Pension contributions may not have to be charged onto yourself.

What is the approximate cost to hire Contract Sales Staff?

Our fees vary enormously depending on the level of skills and knowledge that you require.  Aaron Wallis will take care of all payroll and taxation issues.  As an illustration, recent Assignments include:

  • An Interim Sales Director to work as a coach for a new Sales Director that was promoted from a Sales Management role onto the board.  Initially, it was a month contract but has developed into an ongoing arrangement of six working days per month.  The fee that Aaron Wallis charge is £425 per day.
  • An experienced Sales Director to help a packaging firm develop their market offering and implement a five-year strategic plan – one month contract at £550 per day.
  • Three-month contract for a field sales engineer to cover a long-term sickness. The candidate required experience of selling engineering consumables across the Midlands and the contractor was taken on as a permanent member of the team after four months - £160 per day
  • Interim sales manager role to cover six-months maternity leave with a Direct Marketing firm.  The role required someone with experience of people management of Sales Agents and Franchise Owners - £240 per day
  • Interim Sales Trainer for one year to completely rewrite the sales training programme for one of the UK’s largest direct sales organisation.  The contractor, after six-months, was given a permanent contract as sales had already significantly increased due to their methodologies.  The fee that Aaron Wallis charged was £180 per day.
  • Interim Sales Director for a medium sized engineering business to be a resource to the Field Sales Manager and Telesales Manager.  The candidate is a hugely experienced and qualified ex-Sales Director from a competitor and works with the business one day per week.  Aaron Wallis charge £550 per day.  See Recruit Interim Sales Manager Services for Interim Sales Management and Virtual Sales Directors

When should I choose to recruit contract sales staff, instead of sales temps or permanent sales staff?

  • When niche skills are required, and you are happy to pay a premium over a temp or permanent member of staff.
  • When higher levels of experience are needed – perhaps product knowledge, industry knowledge, an understanding of your route to market or even when industry contacts are required.
  • When your products/solutions/service offerings need longer to pick up or requires some previous experience/knowledge to be quickly competent in your sales team.
  • When there is a real chance of it converting to permanent employment
  • To evaluate potential talent before converting to a permanent placement.
  • When you have a need to interview before them starting with you to ensure company/team match/skills and knowledge is what is required.
  • To close a particular project or deal
  • For a senior member of the sales team to cover Maternity/Paternity or sickness Cover
  • To manage ‘a patch’ until a suitable new permanent employee is found.
  • To help launch new products or initiatives
  • When there has been a Strategic Change, and you want to introduce a new dynamic into a sales team to see whether it would work.
  • To facilitate sales training programmes or to evaluate and benchmark the sales team.
  • To investigate new channels, territories or ‘routes to market’ without the risk-responsibility of permanent staff.
  • To help fill roles that were made redundant in haste at the beginning of an economic slowdown.Temp or Contract sales staff

When Should I Recruit Contract Sales Staff Instead of a Sales Temp?

Temps are great when there is an urgent need, or you are not looking for specific skills.  Click on the graphic to the right for a brief overview of when Sales Temps or Sales Contractors are the right option for your firm.

What are Your Terms of Business for Contract Sales Staff

Payment terms on contract staff are usually 30 days, dependent on your business meeting our credit criteria.  

Our Temp to Perm rates is 20% of the basic salary minus the management and payroll fees that we have already received to this point.  For example, after 20 weeks, the fee will be 20% of the basic salary minus 20 x management fee (please note that in this instance, our 12 month rebate scheme does not apply).  

Download our terms of business for recruiting Contract sales and marketing staff

For more information and a quotation for Contract Sales Staff, please contact Aaron Wallis on 01908 061400 or complete the short form below.

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Our employers say...

Giles Phillips is a rare find in the minefield of sales recruitment; an honest and thoughtful recruiter who considers the needs of both the client AND the candidate to create perfect role matches. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Marketing Director, City of London Police

We appointed Aaron Wallis in February and the successful candidate, out of the six which Aaron Wallis introduced, was able to join Alphametrics before the end of April. The whole process took less than three months. I would recommend Aaron Wallis' services to others without hesitation.

Chief Financial Officer, Alphametrics

I have used Aaron Wallis to fill a number of our Sales Development Manager roles and I have found them to provide a very professional service. I will use their services again in future recruitment campaigns.

HR Business Partner, Greene King

Rob’s knowledge of the recruitment industry and his thoughts and how to make it better for his clients have always been eye opening. I would recommend Rob to anybody who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable and flexible recruitment specialist.

CEO, Friday Ad Online Services

Thanks for all your help during the recruitment process. I have been extremely impressed with Aaron Wallis especially when compared to other agencies we have dealt with. I really felt you grasped the type of person we required and found strong candidates.

UK Sales Manager, Nexcom

In an industry where people over promise and under deliver, Rob and his teams have consistently provided a high-quality service. It is great to deal with someone that has an excellent understanding of UK industry, and a passion for sales.

Sales Manager, TR Fasteners

I found Aaron Wallis to be very professional and efficient, taking time to understand the role and the type of candidate we were looking for. The candidates they put forward met our criteria and were of a high standard. The service they provided was exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and will certainly consider using them again in the future.

HR Assistant, Fischer Connectors Ltd

I really liked the YouTube presentations which made the service seem both simple and accessible. The company came to see me, and my management team, at short notice to present their service and I liked the support and advice that I received about maximising the results from the applicant.

Managing Director, Leisuresec plc

I have always found Rob to be very knowledgeable about our industry sector, and it is refreshing to see after all of these years that Rob continues to quickly and accurately understand my requirements.

HR and General Manager, THK

We were impressed not only by the quality of candidates you found for us but also the level of information, preparation and qualification you put into the process. You continually kept us informed of each person’s feelings about the process, which is very important but often overlooked. I am looking forward to working with your company again in the future.

Commercial Director, Incentive Facilities Management

Since joining DSGi, Rob has been a supplier of permanent staff and has performed to an extremely high standard, successfully filling 98% of roles he has worked on. If anyone is looking for a good sales and marketing based consultancy with an informal yet professional approach, I would recommend Rob.

Senior Recruitment Consultant, DSG International

Giles is highly professional and was a pleasure to work with. He achieves excellent results through his personable skills and tenacity. I have no hesitation in recommending Giles to anyone who considers employing his services.

Commercial Director, G4S Government & Outsourcing Solutions

I just wanted to thank you for your help with our recruitment process which went very smoothly and has – we hope – found us just the person for the job!

Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd

Aaron Wallis has continuously provided us with suitable candidates that have been proactively sourced. Having used countless recruitment companies, Aaron Wallis are the only company that I can count on to deliver.

Managing Director, JARK Healthcare Recruitment

Rob is a true recruitment professional that goes the extra mile that I have never experienced from any other recruitment agency before. If you need sales people call Rob or someone in his team, as they really are experts in sales recruitment.

Sales Director, Inside Business

Understood the type of person we were looking for and good follow ups - not too frequent.

Managing Director, bigHead Bonding Fasteners Ltd

Our candidates say...

Less than two weeks after joining Aaron Wallis I was offered my new job. I got a £10,000 rise in my basic salary, car allowance, a laptop and many other perks, which will help to further my career. I definitely would not have found my dream job without the help of Aaron Wallis.

C. Hoy, Candidate

Perfect from start to finish. Simon deserves a shout out. Best recruiter there is. If you need a job, this guy will get you one. He's like the super man of recruiters. Top man, can't recommend him enough.

M. Crisp, Candidate

Fantastic customer service, communication was brilliant, happy polite people to talk to, made everything a lot easier and smoother. Thank you for all your help getting me back in the work force, Keep up the good work :-)

K. Everitt, Candidate

The Recruitment agent I used, Simon, was extremely helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure all of my questions were answered, and that I felt as comfortable and prepared as possible. Very professional company and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you Aaron Wallis!

A. Callaby, Candidate

Aaron Wallis (and in particular Rob Scott) have been fantastic throughout the recruitment process, and even a few months down the line, still continues to care. Rob clearly cares about each individual and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which shows in the work he does. Each candidate is not just a number, and the support received from Aaron Wallis has helped me get a career which I truly enjoy.

M. White, Candidate 

Excellent experience from first contact to ultimately securing a suitable placement. Giles looked after me in a very professional and friendly manner. He used his expertise and experience to ensure I was put forward for the most suitable positions for my skill set and found me a new role very quickly. I can't recommend Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment highly enough.

M. Green, Candidate

Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment are a very friendly and professional recruitment organisation who listen to your needs, work with you and act on your behalf which sets them apart from many of their competitors who in my experience are willing to throw anything at you. We discussed my history, my preferences and my wishes - one opportunity was introduced. It was perfect. I start at the end of June.

R. Buckley, Candidate

Fantastic service, helped me find my ideal job quickly and smoothly. Would highly recommend them.

C. Caine, Candidate

A great recruitment company to work with. Excellent experience with Aaron Wallis through the entire recruitment process. The team was really professional and extremely helpful. Darren was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, supportive and gave me great advice. Thank you very much!

A. Bauchet, Candidate

The service provided by Aaron Wallis has been just great. I was constantly informed about what was going on with the process interview and the agent has always been supportive and kind to me.

L. Colagrossi, Candidate

I can honestly say that the time and expertise you gave me was way beyond any other recruitment consultant I dealt with. You are a rarity in your industry.

S. Akers, Candidate

Aaron Wallis have provided me with an excellent service, Giles went out of his way to help me preparing for my interview and supported me through all the processes. If you need an agency to give you a fully professional and consultative approach to finding you a new career move, the Aaron Wallis can certainly provide this for you.

D. Richards, Candidate

Aaron Wallis is an outstanding recruitment agency specialising in high calibre sales positions. I was working directly with Darren Dewrance who went above and beyond my expectations in sourcing me my perfect role. I was kept in regular communication with Darren and he worked extremely hard to secure my dream job. Highly recommended and Thanks Darren for all your expertise and hard work.

R. Sealy, Candidate

Aaron Wallis helped me secure a position I really wanted. Giles sought to keep me updated with all the details preceding interviews and after with feedback. I would highly recommend Giles and Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.

L. Taylor, Candidate

Really excellent experience dealing with Aaron Wallis. Liam Oakes who helped me get a great job was brilliant. Kept me up to date during the process and offered great help and advice, and a thoroughly nice guy. Highly recommended!

J. Hathaway, Candidate

I've had a really good experience working with Giles Phillips at Aaron Wallis. From initial contact to the finer details of securing the job, he has been very professional and a pleasure to work with.

M. Shutt, Candidate

I have to say coming across and having dealings with Aaron Wallis proved to be very successful. Being highly experienced did not seem to count for much during my job search bit a conversation with Robert Scott gave me a real confidence boost and enabled to get a position at the age of 63. Great service!!!

D. Burgess, Candidate

Excellent service, very professional and friendly, would and have, recommended Aaron Wallis.

E. Heley, Candidate

Very good advice and support was given during the course of the interviewing process. Potential job seekers would be well advised to use this company whilst looking for their new career.

R. Speakman, Candidate

Good swift process with Aaron Wallis, informative regarding the role and the process was moved at a good pace with healthy interaction. Would recommend them to anyone pursuing a change.

S. Bartlett, Candidate