Contract Job Offer

Definition of a Contract Job Offer

A Contract Job offer is when a contractor has verbal or written confirmation that the client wishes to engage their services under the agreed terms. This confirmation may come from the client directly or through the recruitment agency if the client is using a recruiter. Written confirmation should be accompanied by a sample contract which details the contractual terms and conditions.

The terms and conditions should include the duration of the assignment (including start and end date), the rate of pay, the location and a description of the services to be performed. You can see an example of a contract job offer below.

What is the difference between a contract job offer and a job offer?

A job offer generally refers to an offer of permanent employment. The biggest difference between the two is a permanent employment job offer will have a start date but no duration or end date. A contract is, by its very nature, of fixed duration.

In permanent work the rate of pay will be expressed by month or by year whilst with a contract job offer the rate of pay will be specified by unit of work or by deliverable. Permanent job offers typically in a letter which is separate to the actual contract for employment. You can see an example of a job offer letter further down.

Sample Contract Job Offer 




This Agreement is dated 1st January 2012 (“Commencement Date”) and is made between Global Recruitment Corporation International Limited and Global Recruitment Corporation Limited a company incorporated in England and Wales with its registered office at Global House, Global Street, London (“Global Recruitment Corporation”) and Smith Personal Contractor Company Ltd with its registered office at 10 Smith Road, Smithtown (“the Client”).



(A)           This is a framework agreement under which the parties may, from time to time, agree to issue an Assignment Schedule (in the form of Schedule 1) setting out the details of specific Client service requirements.

(B)          In relation to each Assignment Global Recruitment Corporation will use its contacts and experience to source and introduce to the Client those contractors it considers suitable based on the information supplied by the Client regarding the Assignment, the type of work, the experience, qualifications, training and any authorisations required for the proper performance of the Assignment.

(C)          The Client will either meet or have the opportunity to meet each such contractor and will select the contractor to perform the Assignment.

(D)          Global Recruitment Corporation shall arrange for the Assignment to be performed for the Client in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.


1.     Definitions

“Addendum” means any terms and conditions in addition to the terms set out in this document and its Schedules and the relevant Assignment Schedule;

“Agreement” means the agreement between Global Recruitment Corporation and the Client comprising the terms set out in this document and its Schedules, each Assignment Schedule issued hereunder, any Addendum, any Special Conditions, any other schedules and any amendments or variations to any of the same;

“Assignment” means the services to be performed by the Contractor for the Client for the period set out in the relevant Assignment Schedule and any agreed extension;

“Assignment Schedule” means a schedule in the form of Schedule 1 issued by Global Recruitment Corporation setting out details of the relevant Assignment and, if applicable the Project, and matters related thereto including any Addendum and/or Special Conditions where applicable;

“Contractor” means the company or individual Introduced and/or supplied to the Client by Global Recruitment Corporation to carry out the Assignment (and where the Contractor is a company, shall include any officer, employee or representative thereof);

“CV Ownership Period” means from the point of Contractor Introduction and for a period of twelve months thereafter;

“Data Protection Laws” means the Data Protection Act 1998, any applicable statutory or regulatory provisions and all European Directives and regulations in force from time to time relating to the protection and transfer of personal data;

“Engagement” means the engagement, employment, hire or other use of the Contractor  a permanent, temporary or other basis, whether under a contract of service or contract for services, or under an agency, licence, franchise or partnership agreement or arrangement or otherwise and “Engage”, "Engages" and “Engaged” shall be construed accordingly;

“Introduction” means directly or indirectly introducing the Contractor by way of the interview of the Contractor in person, by telephone or otherwise, or by the provision of a curriculum vitae or other information which identifies the Contractor and “Introduced” shall be construed accordingly;

“Project” means a specific project for which the Contractor is engaged to render the services as specified by the Client or the Contractor and specified in the Assignment Schedule;

"Remuneration" means the aggregate gross annual taxable emoluments payable to or receivable by the Contractor pursuant to the Engagement for the period of 12 calendar months from the date of commencement of the relevant Contractor's Engagement (or attributable to such period and paid subsequently) whether the Contractor remains Engaged by the Client for the full 12 calendar months or not, including (without limitation) salary, bonuses, profit share, commission, pension, allowances, profit related pay and any signing-on payment or equivalent (contractual or otherwise and whether guaranteed or not);

“Restricted Period” means the duration of the Assignment and the period of 12 months after the Assignment terminates or expires;

Special Conditions”means any special conditions agreed between Global Recruitment Corporation and the Client in relation to an Assignment; and

 “Timesheet” means a form of timesheet as provided by Global Recruitment Corporation or the Client to the Contractor.  


2.     Interpretation, Acceptance and Variation of Agreement

2.1.    Unless the context otherwise requires, references to the singular include the plural and vice versa. 

2.2.    References to clauses or schedules are references to clauses or schedules of this Agreement unless the context otherwise admits.

2.3.    Any reference, express or implied, to an enactment includes a reference to that enactment as from time to time amended, modified, extended, re-enacted, replaced or applied by or under any other enactment (whether before or after the date of this Agreement) and all subordinate legislation made (before or after this Agreement) under it from time to time. 

2.4.    This Agreement regulates the basis upon which Global Recruitment Corporation supplies the services of Contractors to the Client and shall be accepted on signature and return of this Agreement by the Client to Global Recruitment Corporation, or in the event of failure to do so, shall be deemed to be accepted by the Client by virtue of Introduction to or Engagement of a Contractor.

2.5.    Global Recruitment Corporation shall provide to the Client, as soon as these become known, details of the Contractor who will carry out the Assignment.

2.6.    No variation or alteration of this Agreement shall be valid unless approved by an authorised representative of both parties in writing and such document shall confirm the date upon which the varied terms are to take effect.



3.     Term of Agreement

3.1.    This Agreement will commence on the Commencement Date and continue until terminated by either party in accordance with this Agreement.


4.     Service Verification

4.1.    At the end of each week/month (as specified in the relevant Assignment Schedule) of the Assignment the Client shall sign a Timesheet verifying the number of hours worked by the Contractor during that week/month. The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that only authorised members of its staff sign Timesheets on its behalf.

4.2.    Signature of the Timesheet by the Client is confirmation of the number of hours worked by the Contractor. If the Client is unable to sign a Timesheet produced for authentication by the Contractor because the Client disputes the hours/days claimed, the Client shall inform Global Recruitment Corporation as soon as is reasonably practicable and shall co-operate fully and in a timely fashion with Global Recruitment Corporation to enable Global Recruitment Corporation to establish what hours/days, if any, were worked by the Contractor. Failure to sign the Timesheet does not alter the Client’s obligation to pay the charges in relation to the hours/days worked. The Client shall not be entitled to decline to sign a Timesheet on the basis that it is dissatisfied with the work performed by the Contractor. In cases of unsatisfactory work the Client should apply the provisions of clause 10.1 below.

4.3.    To aid the Client, Global Recruitment Corporation may provide a facsimile copy of the Timesheet attached to the invoice.


5.     Contractor Status

5.1.    The Contractor shall have reasonable autonomy in relation to determining the method of performance of the Assignment and any associated Project as applicable, but shall comply with reasonable and lawful instructions of the Client and Global Recruitment Corporation. The Contractor shall not be subject to the supervision or control of the Client or Global Recruitment Corporation.

5.2.    Neither the Client nor Global Recruitment Corporation is the employer of the Contractor and therefore the Client shall not be charged any fee by Global Recruitment Corporation in respect of paid holiday entitlement of the Contractor.

5.3.    Global Recruitment Corporation confirms that the Contractor is engaged under a contract for services (in respect of which, without limitation, the Client does not have the right to control the actions of the Contractor in the way that it would if an employment relationship existed).  The parties acknowledge that Global Recruitment Corporation is not obliged to put the Contractor forward for consideration by the Client for the provision of services and the Contractor is not obliged to provide services to the Client beyond the expiry or termination of the relevant Assignment. 

5.4.    The Client confirms that Global Recruitment Corporation may substitute the Contractor and/or the Representative in respect of the performance of the Assignment, with the prior written consent of the Client, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Global Recruitment Corporation shall ensure that the substitute Contractor or Representative fully understands the requirements of and the progress made in the Assignment and any applicable Project.

5.5.    There shall be no restriction on the activities of the Contractor or its Representative and they may provide services for other parties provided such services do not conflict with those provided to the Client nor cause the Client to suffer a detriment.


6.     Invoicing

6.1.    The Client agrees to pay the hourly/daily charge (as applicable) to Global Recruitment Corporation as advised to the Client in the Assignment Schedule and which may be varied by agreement between the parties from time to time during the Assignment. The charges are calculated by reference to the number of hours/days (as applicable) worked by the Contractor (to the nearest quarter hour) however the minimum duration for any Assignment shall be one day.

6.2.    Where due and applicable, VAT shall be payable in addition to the charges. The charges are comprised of the Contractor’s direct remuneration and Global Recruitment Corporation’s fees.  Expenses (if applicable) will be agreed with the Client prior to occurrence.

6.3.    The charges will be invoiced to the Client on a monthly basis and are payable within 30days of date of invoice. Failure to pay within this period entitles Global Recruitment Corporation to charge interest at 4% per annum above LIBOR or at any rate that may succeed or replace LIBOR from the due date until the date of payment. For the avoidance of doubt, this clause shall not apply where Sharia Law is applicable.

6.4.    Global Recruitment Corporation will notify the client of any sum(s) paid in error to Global Recruitment Corporation within 12 months of any such payment(s) being made and during such time, Global Recruitment Corporation will provide a refund any such payment(s) to the Client. After 12 months from the date of overpayment had elapsed and neither party has identified any overpayment, Global Recruitment Corporation will not be liable for any refund and instead any sums will revert to Global Recruitment Corporation.

6.5.    All payments of amounts which are due in connection with this Agreement by the Client toGlobal Recruitment Corporation shall be made without withholding or deduction for or in relation to taxes, unless such withholding, business tax or deduction is required by law. If such withholding or deduction is required to be made by law, the Client shall pay to Global Recruitment Corporation such additional amounts as are required to ensure that the amount which is received by Global Recruitment Corporation after the withholding or deduction, is equal to the amount which Global Recruitment Corporation would have received in the absence of such withholding or deduction.  The Client shall on demand, issue Global Recruitment Corporationsatisfactory certification of payment of such taxes.

6.6.    Global Recruitment Corporation may assign to a third party the right to render invoices and collect and receive payments.

6.7.    There are no refunds or rebates payable in respect of the charges under this Agreement.


7.     CV Ownership

7.1.    An introduction fee will be payable by the Client to Global Recruitment Corporation should the Client employ or engage the Contractor during the CV Ownership Period other than through the Assignment of 30% of the Remuneration payable to the Contractor.

7.2.    The Introduction by the Client of a Contractor to any third party resulting in an Engagement during the CV Ownership Period or Restricted Period will also render the Client to pay Global Recruitment Corporation the introduction fee as detailed in Clause 7.1.


8.     Placed Contractor Ownership and Conversion

8.1.    The permanent employment of the Contractor at any point during the Restricted Period renders the Client subject to the payment of a conversion fee calculated at 30% of the Remuneration payable to the said Contractor.

8.2.    The Client agrees that it will not directly or indirectly Engage any Contractor during the Restricted Period other than through Global Recruitment Corporation. Breach of this clause by the Client will entitle Global Recruitment Corporation to charge the Client a conversion fee of 50% of the Contractor’s Remuneration.

8.3.    Where the Client fails to inform Global Recruitment Corporation of the annual fee or Remuneration payable to the Contractor, the introduction fee will be calculated by multiplying the weekly/monthly charges of Global Recruitment Corporation for the Contractor’s services by 70 times the normal daily rate at which the Contractor was last Engaged by the Client (or, where there was no Assignment, at the normal daily rate which Global Recruitment Corporation would have charged for an Assignment).

8.4.    No refund of the introduction fee will be paid in the event that the Engagement subsequently terminates. VAT (if applicable) is payable in addition to any fee due.


9.     Client Obligations

9.1.    The Client shall not commit any act or omission constituting unlawful discrimination or harassment of any Contractor in connection with the performance of the Assignment.

9.2.    The Client shall also advise Global Recruitment Corporation of any special health and safety matters about which Global Recruitment Corporation is required to inform the Contractor and about any requirements imposed by law or by any professional body, which must be satisfied if the Contractor is to fill the Assignment.

9.3.    The Client undertakes that it knows no reason why it would be detrimental to the interests of the Contractor for the Contractor to fill the Assignment.

9.4.    Whilst every effort is made by the Global Recruitment Corporation to render satisfaction to the Client by ensuring reasonable standards of skills, integrity and reliability from the Contractor and to meet the booking details provided by the Client, no liability is accepted by the Global Recruitment Corporation for any costs, claims, damages or expenses arising from the failure to introduce a Contractor for all or part of the period of the Client’s booking or from the negligence, dishonesty, misconduct or lack of skill of the Contractor.


10.   Termination

10.1.  The Client undertakes to monitor the Contractor(s) assigned to it sufficiently to ensure the Client’s satisfaction with skills and standards of workmanship but if the services of the Contractor prove to be unsatisfactory the Client shall be entitled to terminate the Assignment without notice during the first five working days of the Assignment.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Client has no authority to discipline the Contractor or to terminate an Assignment via the Contractor.

10.2.  Either party may terminate an Assignment at any time upon written notice as stated in the Assignment Schedule to the other party. 

10.3.  This Agreement may be terminated by either party for any reason on giving 60 days' written notice.  If this Agreement is terminated in accordance with this clause,such termination shall not have the effect of terminating any Assignment Schedules in force at the date of termination of this Agreement.  Any such Assignments shall, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Assignment Schedule, continue until the Assignment has completed or is terminated in line with the Assignment Schedule. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of Clause 8 shall apply.  Global Recruitment Corporation and the Client shall comply with all relevant clauses under this Agreement until the expiry of all such Assignments.

10.4.  Either party may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if:

10.4.1.there is any breach of this Agreement by the other party which is, in the reasonable opinion of the terminating party, incapable of remedy;

10.4.2.there is any other serious or repeated breach of this Agreement by the other party which is, in the reasonable opinion of the terminating party, capable of remedy and which the other party fails to remedy within twenty eight (28) days of being required by written notice so to do; or

10.4.3.the other party is the subject of a winding up or administration order or has a receiver, administrative receiver or administrator appointed otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction, or has a voluntary arrangement approved, or a liquidator is appointed, or is the subject of a petition for bankruptcy or in any event if any arrangement is made with its creditors or other such similar step taken in consequence of that party being unable to pay its debts; or

10.4.4.the other party ceases to carry on business or becomes unable to pay its debts within the meaning of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

10.5.  Where Global Recruitment Corporation receives or obtains information which gives it reasonable grounds to believe that a Contractor is unsuitable for an Assignment it shall, without delay, inform the Client of that information and terminate the Assignment with immediate effect.

10.6.  Any termination of this Agreement or any Assignment Schedule shall be without prejudice to all accrued rights or obligations of either party to the other.  For the avoidance of doubt, any provision of this Agreement which is, expressly or by implication, to continue beyond termination of this Agreement shall not be affected by any such termination.


11.   Confidentiality

11.1.  All information supplied by Global Recruitment Corporation to the Client about a Contractor is confidential and the Client agrees that it will not divulge such information to any third party.

11.2.  Global Recruitment Corporation shall ensure that the Contractor shall:

11.2.1.enter into an agreement to confirm that all information obtained about the Client during an Assignment shall remain confidential and that all systems developed during the course of an Assignment for the Client shall belong to the Client;

11.2.2.enter into any and all assignments of intellectual property rights relating to any item of work carried out and delivered pursuant to the relevant Assignment; and

11.2.3.waive in favour of the Client all moral and/or authorship rights in relation to any item of work carried out and delivered pursuant to the relevant Assignment to the extent permitted by law.


12.   Data Protection

12.1.  Global Recruitment Corporation and the Client shall observe and comply with all relevant obligations of the Data Protection Laws.  


13.   Notices

13.1.  All notices under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally or shall be sent by prepaid first class post, by fax or by electronic mail to the registered office of the party upon whom the notice is to be served. In the absence of evidence of earlier receipt, a notice is deemed given and served if personally when delivered, if by first class post within 2 days, if by fax when dispatched provided the transmission report is retained and in the case of electronic mail on the date electronic receipt by the other party provided the notice has been sent to a valid and monitored electronic address.


14.   Law

14.1.  These terms are governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Court.


15.   General

15.1.  Global Recruitment Corporation operates as an employment business (as defined in sections 13(1) and 13(3) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973) in relation to the Client except where any direct placement with the Client results from Global Recruitment Corporation’s introduction(s) to the Client, in which case Global Recruitment Corporation shall act as an employment agency (as defined in sections 13(1) and 13(2) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973).

15.2.  Global Recruitment Corporation shall be entitled to assign, transfer, mortgage and/or charge the Agreement or any of its rights and/or obligations under the Agreement to any member(s) of the group of companies of which Global Recruitment Corporation is a member of without the consent of the Client. In this regard, the Client agrees that where Global Recruitment Corporation wishes to transfer any of its obligations under this Agreement to any member(s) of the group of companies of which Global Recruitment Corporation is a member of, the Client shall, execute or procure the execution of any novation agreement effecting such transfer which the Client requires it to execute.


Duly authorised for and on behalf of                                                     Duly authorised for and on behalf of

Global Recruitment Corporation                                                                 The Client


      Signature:     __________________________                                   Signature:   _________________________


      Name:           __________________________                                   Name:        _________________________


      Position:       __________________________                                   Company:  __________________________


      Date:             __________________________                                  Date:         __________________________


Schedule 1 - Example Assignment Schedule


Placement Number


Full Legal Entityof Registered Address

Client Contact

Correspondence Contact

Contract Site

Site Address

Contact Telephone Number

Correspondence Contact Tel

Contractor Company Name

Contractor's Ltd Company


Contractor Name



Description of Work involved in the Assignment/Project

Deliverables if applicable

Start Date


Anticipated End Date


Standard Weekly Hours


Standard Contract Rate (hourly/daily)

£     .00 per standard working day plus VAT as applicable

Additional Hours Agreement


Timesheet Signature Basis


Payment Cycle (weekly/monthly)


Expenses Agreement/Policy


Notice Period to be given by Client

     weeks written notice

Notice Period to be given by Global Recruitment Corporation

     weeks written notice

Billing Contact/Address

Contact and address

Additional Billing Information



Duly authorised for and on behalf of                                                     Duly authorised for and on behalf of

Global Recruitment Corporation                                                                 The Client


      Signature:      __________________________                        Signature: __________________________



      Name:           __________________________                        Name:     __________________________



      Position:        __________________________                       Company: __________________________



      Date:             __________________________                       Date:        __________________________









Sample Job Offer Letter 

Joe Smith

10 Smith Road, Smithtown

1st January 2012


Dear Mr Smith:

This letter outlines our offer of employment with Global Corporation Ltd. It confirms the terms and conditions of your employment with Global Corporation Ltd. This letter should be read in conjunction with the Global Corporation standard terms and conditions of employment which are attached. Signing this letter indicates your acceptance of the offer.

Your employment will commence on the 1st February 2012. You will be employed in a permanent full-time position as General Manager.

Your remuneration package will consist of:

Base salary of $100,000 per annum.

Superannuation of $10,000 per annum.

You will be supplied with a mobile phone and laptop to the value of $3000.

Discretionary bonus based on performance.

Signed: ____________________________ HR Manager, Global Corporation Ltd

Date: 1st January 2012

I declare that I have read and understood the conditions of employment detailed above and have read and understood the published general terms and conditions of employment and accept them fully.

Signed: ____________________________ Joe Smith

Date: 1st January 2012


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