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If you want to explore different jobs and industries, or work short term between travelling or other projects, getting a job as a temp via a temp recruitment agency is a great option. Whether it's a career move, earning extra money during university holidays or broadening your employment experience, we can help you find a role.

We take as much care finding you temporary work as we do with those looking for permanent work, so we place you only on temp assignments that fit your experience, skills and availability. If you want continuity from your temping agency, we try, wherever possible, to put you back with companies you have temped with before. When you are on a temp assignment with us, we act as your employer and we look after you. If you have any questions about how temping works, please email our team temps@bainandgray.com

Whether you are looking for temporary work as a secretary, PA, EA, receptionist or office manager, we take pride in finding the best job opportunities with some of the leading organisations and best employers in and around London. Sectors we cover, inter alia, include financial services, management consultancy, executive search, new technology, retail, entertainment, hospitality, education, health and government. We also place temps with private households and high-net-worth individuals.

Bookings vary from one day to one year. Sometimes it’s holiday or sickness cover, sometimes a one-off project. It may be a long-term booking or contract, and it can often open doors to a permanent job, so is well worth considering as part of your job search process.

What makes a good temp?

A good temp is someone who has a flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude, who is willing to turn their hand to anything, and who enjoys variety. You must be confident in your skills and quick to learn. We will never put you in a booking where you are out of your depth, but the more skills and confidence you have, the more temp bookings we can consider you for. Some of our best temp candidates remain in work continuously, and get asked back to the same companies over and over again, because they are remembered for their commitment as much as for the quality of their work.

Joining via a Boutique Temping Agency like Bain and Gray

If you would like to temp through us, please keep an eye on our jobs here on the website, or submit your CV to temps@bainandgray.com

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FAQs for current temps

Monday 11am for the previous week's work.

You will be given a contact name by your Bain and Gray consultant and in most cases this is the person who will approve your timesheet. Please check who this is, as well as who can approve your hours should the individual be absent from the business on the day of approval. If you are not certain, please contact your Bain and Gray consultant who will be able to help.

All timesheets must be signed for you to be paid!

Timesheets are processed the week following the one you have just worked. This means you are paid 1 week in arrears. If you have completed your timesheet within the deadline, we guarantee payment by Friday of that week.

Please complete your timesheet as soon as possible so there is plenty of time for the line manager to authorise it. You will receive a weekly pay slip detailing the hours or days worked, rate of pay and statutory deductions such as Income tax, National Insurance.

You will receive a link from myePayWindow, click through and set up your portal, your payslips and pay details will be uploaded here weekly.

Holiday pay is paid every hour/day you work on top of the basic hourly/daily pay rate. Temporary workers are entitled to holiday pay in line with their permanent counterparts, as per the Agency Worker Regulations, we are accruing your holiday pay on your behalf. This means that when you mutually agree days leave, you will have accrued holiday pay and can request this is paid out to you whenever you wish.

To opt out of the NEST pension scheme and receive a full refund, you will need to do so within 30 days of being enrolled. If you have missed the 30 day opt out window, you can still opt out and cease contributions at any point.

To opt out electronically:


To opt out over the phone:

0300 0200 090

We suggest having your NI number, and personal information to hand before making contact with the provider.

If you qualify for SSP and your absence from work is over 7 days, you will need to provide a doctor’s note.

If your absence from work is under 7 days, you will need to provide us with a Self-Certification note, which must be completed: LC Forms (hmrc.gov.uk)

If you are unwell, please CALL your consultant by phone as early as possible but ideally no later than 1 hour before your scheduled start time so that we can inform the company if you are ill.

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