Non-clinical temporary and fixed-term staff

Hire a range of temporary and fixed-term roles from admin and clerical to catering and maintenance. This framework can be used by all public and third sector organisations.

Start: 30-07-19
End: 25-07-23
Contract type: Framework (Call Off)
Accessible to: NHS and Public Sector
Authority: Crown Commercial Service
OJEU Award Ref:
Initial period (years): 2.00
Extensions remaining: 0.00
NHS LPP Ref: RM6160
NHS LPP contact: Andrew Mumby /


  • free of charge: you don’t need a membership and there are no hidden or additional charges
  • a wide range of suppliers available including SME’s, specialist niche suppliers and managed solution options
  • quick on-boarding process and direct contact with suppliers to build good working relationships
  • framework rates are set to a maximum; they cannot be increased but may be negotiated to a lower rate between both parties
  • the Workforce Alliance conduct inspections to ensure compliance in accordance with NHS Employers Check Standards and Skills for Health
  • all public sector organisations can use lots 1 – 6 of this agreement
  • free transfer to permanent (‘temp-to-perm’) after 12 weeks in post, subject to 4 weeks’ notice
  • a range of tools available to help with selection such as our skills matrix, award support tool and region and skills matrix
  • transparent rates and costs show charges for both PAYE and limited company temporary workers, including fixed term appointments
  • NHS and wider public sector pricing tools
  • ability to direct award – giving choice and flexibility to hiring managers and reducing time to hire by avoiding competing for all requirements
  • management information is available for all customers to detail reported spend and market analysis
  • additional savings: through a range of discounts including nominated worker, volume-based level, prompt payment and length of placement discounts



This framework is produced by the Workforce Alliance, an alliance between NHS Procurement in Partnership and CCS. The 6 lots give you the ability to secure quality candidates regionally and nationally across the UK under a variety of specialisms including, but not limited to:

  • lot 1 – administration and secretarial roles
  • lot 2 – finance, accounts and audit roles
  • lot 3 – IT technicians, analysts and technical engineer specialist
  • lot 4 – legal secretaries, paralegals and lawyers
  • lot 5 – clinical coders and health records secretaries
  • lot 6 – caterers, drivers, security, estates and maintenance roles, such as general labour, specialist labour e.g. electricians and surveyors, environmental and scientific roles, for example, EA and senior assistant scientists

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