Contract Work

Why choose Morgan McKinley?

Morgan McKinley contractors contribute enormously to the success of a variety of organisations throughout Australia. They often take up prominent and influential roles with some of the country’s most recognised and respected employers.

For our clients, Morgan McKinley provides access to experienced specialists who execute on challenging assignments.  This can be due to a lack of existing niche skills, within an organisation, or the current span of resources being stretched beyond capacity. Our consulting teams focus on a range of disciplines including accounting and finance, risk, compliance and audit, technology, project and change management and strategy.  

Morgan McKinley has many years of experience in delivering the highest quality service to contractors and hiring organisations. We are dedicated to providing the best contract opportunities in the marketplace and look forward to building a strong working relationship with you.

What is Contracting?

Contracting is a period of temporary employment which can last anything from a single day to several months.  You are typically paid on a pre-agreed hourly or daily rate or a pro-rata per annum basis. Assignments can be full or part-time.

For those committed to contracting longer term, there are a variety of assignments that require experienced individuals to resolve business issues on a fixed term or project basis, spanning all our specialist disciplines and sectors.

What is a ‘Fixed Term Contract’?

A Fixed Term Contract is an assignment where positions are typically undertaken for a pre-agreed period.   You are usually paid a monthly salary, direct from the client, on a pro-rata basis with a notice period on both sides.  As you are paid directly by the organisation you are usually entitled to the same benefits as a permanent member of staff for this fixed period of time.  These benefits will be agreed with the client on each assignment
 

Hear what our contractors have to say...

“I was first placed into a contract role by Morgan McKinley in an area of Project Management where I didn’t have the exact experience in (IT Infrastructure). Morgan McKinley identified my key skills and strengths and was able to sell this to the client. This position then led me to two others thanks to that first role. I have always found their staff open, friendly and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise.”
David - Project Manager and Prince 2 Practitioner

“I have been successfully contracting through Morgan McKinley for just over three years. I believe the recruitment team has an intimate knowledge of candidate markets and a wide network of contacts within these markets, which enables them to locate job opportunities within a short timeframe, which is exactly what a contractor requires. Behind the scenes, the support team is friendly, efficient and very accommodating – always ensuring that I’m paid on time and my queries promptly answered. Given the professionalism and quality service I’ve experienced, I feel confident in continuing to collaborate with Morgan McKinley to further my career.”  
Angela - Project Manager

"I have worked with Morgan McKinley on contracts within the banking industry over the past four years.  I have found all members of the organisation to be highly professional, efficient, and friendly in all stages of my contracts.

“Morgan McKinley takes time to understand the industries and organisations they work with as well as the various disciples they specialise in.  In addition to this, the team provides career guidance and advice for people in various situations and stages in their career.  They provide valuable resources and opportunities for contractors to network, gain more understanding about job disciplines, e.g. project management, change management, and business analysis, and to get timely, up-to-date information on the job market. I highly recommend Morgan McKinley to people that value quality service and support"
Beatrice – Senior Change Manager

Why do companies recruit Morgan McKinley Contractors?

Our contractors are recognised as being amongst the most highly skilled professionals in the market with the ability to quickly become a key asset.
Organisations often require Morgan McKinley contractors for the following reasons:

  • Fixed period access to expertise
  • Cover for maternity leave or absences
  • Additional cover for particularly busy periods
  • Ability to have experts on board to optimise growth
  • Skills to manage complex commercial projects where no internal expertise exists
  • Capability to oversee ‘cross discipline’ professional teams in delivering scaled change projects
  • Objective advice to assess the challenge and execute the solution
  • Acceleration of a project that has lost momentum
  • An immediate solution where there has been a sudden departure of an executive or the search process is taking longer than expected

Your responsibilities as a Morgan McKinley Contractor

Morgan McKinley’s “Career Ally” philosophy applies just as much to contract staff as to permanent employees.  Whether you are working through us or actively job seeking we have your professional best interests at heart and are there to support you every step of the way.  In return, you have a responsibility to help us meet our clients’ high expectations. We work with many of Australia’s largest and most highly regarded organisations and they partner with us because of the service they receive.  It is therefore important when working on a contract assignment that you remember the following:

Commitment & Professionalism - When you work as a Morgan McKinley contractor you become part of our client’s team and are therefore are expected to give the same level of commitment as their permanent team. This includes, for example, starting and finishing on time , working the hours you are contracted to do each week and getting approval before you take any time off (including holidays). We need you to abide by the terms of your contract and if your situation or circumstances change that will include serving your stipulated notice period.

Dress Code – Be mindful of the environment that you will be working in and ensure you dress appropriately. Check with your consultant as to what is expected of you.

Flexibility –  A great benefit to both parties in a contract arrangement is flexibility.  Bear this in mind and be prepared to go that extra mile for the client.  Your dedication is appreciated and if you are paid on an hourly rate basis you will be paid for all agreed hours that you work.

Confidentiality – You are obliged to respect the confidentiality of client information during and after an assignment.  You may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Compliance – In a market that increasingly requires detailed information about contractors you may be asked for personal information in addition to undergoing background checks.

Our Guarantee – When we place you in an assignment, we guarantee to our client that you have the necessary skill set for the role and will be professional in your conduct and dedication.  In return we guarantee you competitive rates of pay and a role that matches your experience and expertise. As your “Career Ally” we will also ensure that consultants keep in touch with you during the course of your assignment.

Interested in contracting?

To become a Morgan McKinley Contractor simply contact us to arrange an interview with one of our consultants in Sydney.
The following information will be required.

  • Resume
  • Personal Identification
  • Proof of your ‘Right to Work’ in Australia
  • Tax File Number
  • Company Details (including ABN)
  • Superannuation details
  • Bank details