Roles we primarily place

The majority of our contracts are with the public sector, but we also work with a variety of other organisations. We have extensive networks across the public sector and many longstanding relationships with clients.

Skill areas in demand include:

  • Strategic, Operational and Regulatory Policy Development
  • Legislative Change
  • Ministerial Servicing and Briefings, OIA responses
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • Change Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Case Development
  • Strategy, Planning and Reporting
  • Organisational Development and Human Resources
  • Communications and Engagement, Marketing
  • Research and Evaluation

What we offer you

We are a niche recruitment agency that specialises in the contract market. 

We genuinely care about finding assignments that will match your skills and experience and the way you want to work. 

To find the right roles, we:

  • Keep in close touch with the market
  • Listen carefully to our clients, to ensure we are clear what they are looking for
  • Make sure we understand what kind of work you want to do and why, the environment you work best in and the way you want to work
  • Keep in regular contact during your contract to ensure that it is going well, and provide feedback and support

What you can expect from us

For experienced contractors and consultants, Careering Options will:

  • Actively market your skills and experience
  • Help you transfer your skills into different environments and areas of work
  • Place you in roles where you are likely to succeed
  • Take responsibility for negotiating rates and contracts

For those new to contracting Careering Options will help you:

  • Identify your skills and present them effectively to clients
  • Price your skills appropriately in the market
  • Provide you with feedback and support

    Want to know more?

    • Want to know more about us? Visit About Us.
    • More about contracting? See some common questions.
    • Or, if you’d just like to ring for a chat or send in your CV, contact us.

Meet Our People

Meet the Careering Options team

Careering Options Scholarship

The Careering Options Scholarship was established in 2010 to encourage and support our contractors to refresh and further develop their skills.

Jacqui Gibson and Madeleine Berry are the succesful recipients of the 2018 Scholarships. Both Jacqui and Madeleine have contracted through us for a number of years across a range of assignments.

An experienced communications contractor, Jacqui will build on her digital and video communications skills by training in video story development and smartphone video techniques. 

Madeleine is attending an Emerging Leaders Programme as she wants to develop her leadership skills when working in a policy environment. 

Applications for the 2019 scholarship close on Monday 11 October 2019.




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