Contracting Options

There are many great benefits and advantages to choosing to work on a contract basis. Such as:

  • Gain experience in a range of pharmaceutical environments
  • Work on a flexible basis
  • Build a broad skill base
  • Get involved in a range of interesting projects
  • Attain higher rates of pay

One of the advantages of being a contractor is that depending on the circumstances of the contract you can choose how you wish to work and in turn be paid.

So depending on the nature of the contract work you choose to accept and the company who are offering the role plus your own personal circumstances there are a few options as to how you might choose to work.


Here are the contract options that you could pick from if you satisfy the criteria:

On a PAYE basis

CK Clinical will employ you and are responsible for your employer’s national insurance contributions, holiday pay, and managing your payroll. This is a stress free way of working as a contractor. As with all our services for our candidate, this is a free service. Find out more about this option here.

Through your own Limited company

You will be responsible for your own employment responsibilities and this option can give you more flexibility to manage your own finance, contractual and tax affairs.  We do recommend that you speak with your accountant before pursuing this option. Find out more about this option here.

Through an Umbrella company

An alternative to working through your own company or working as a CK Employee is working through an Umbrella company. This can provide some flexibility and reduce some of your administrative duties. Find out more about working through an umbrella company here.

Are you a contractor that will be impacted by IR35?

If you are a contractor seeking a platform to be able to deliver your flexible services to your client, CK Clinical as part of the CK Group has been operating a free, in house PAYE system since 1991 that you could benefit from. The switch is easy and quick to implement. No more invoicing, ltd company fees or insurance needed.

As part of this service, we offer access to:

  • Salary paid monthly or weekly
  • Paid holidays
  • Pension contributions
  • Salary sacrifice scheme

Our payroll team is brilliantly efficient and the service is automated and fully serviceable. We always get great feedback about our payroll function. We also have a fantastic HR team, this means that any questions whether payroll or assignment related will get answered quickly and efficiently.

CK Clinical is able to work with you on any of the circumstances above provided you are legally compliant.

What are the benefits of contracting with CK? Find out here

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