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The Alternatives Flexible Panel


The Alternatives Flexible Panel                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

In existence since 2000, today you can access The Alternatives Flexible Panel of Interim Managers, contractors and consultants, to transform your business and unlock growth. With marketing, digital, data and customer centric skills, access our experienced professionals for immediate one-off projects, longer term assignments such as maternity leave cover or for ongoing flexible input into your business.

We screen relentlessly, selecting only those who can hit the ground running and positively impact your business.  They are available to access immediately. Our payroll facilities and professional indemnity give you flexibility and peace of mind. 

What skills can I access?

Alternatives Flexible Panel provides professionals at all levels, from tactical to strategic, from implementers to advisors, with skills in


  • Marketing:  marketing planning, branding, communications, insights
  • Digital: digital marketing, social and content
  • Data: data science, data analytics, business intelligence
  • Customer-centric: product management, proposition, customer experience


Who can I access?
  • Contractors-for short or long term cover
  • Consultants- for senior consulting assignments
  • Interim managers for long term cover
  • Coaches, trainers and mentors to help build you and your team’s skills


To do what?

To supplement, to support, to backfill, to guide and advise. To drive change and fast track your success. 

  • For one off projects
  • For maternity leave cover
  • To overcome headcount restrictions
  • Access specialist expertise, not available in house
  • For a flexible injection of talent as required

featured jobs 

  • Brand Manager

    A Brand Manager job opportunity has become available within a rapidly growing fmcg organisation with offices in Dublin 4 (hybrid work model). We ar...

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  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    A Digital Marketing Specialist is required on a permanent full time base with a global organisation with the option of working fully remote. This d...

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  • Internal Communications Executive

    Alternatives is excited to partner with an FTSE 100 company to recruit for an Internal Communications Executive. This is an integral role within th...

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  • Project Manager - Marketing

    An experienced project manager is required to join a global organisation based in Dublin 2. This PM will work closely with the content and digital ...

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  • Market Operations Manager

    Marketing Operations Manager   Alternatives has a wonderful opportunity for a Commercial or Marketing professional with a flair for Data Analysis a...

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  • Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

    Alternatives is delighted to be working with one of Ireland and the UKs leading retailer to recruit for a Senior Marketing Communications Manager. ...

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  • Marketing / Brand Manager

    A Marketing Manager / Senior Brand Manager is required to join a global drinks distribution company on 6 month contract. This person is required fo...

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  • Brand Manager

    Our client a leading global provider of food and drinks products has an exciting opportunity for an experienced junior brand manager / assistant br...

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  • Brand and Communications Manager

    Brand and Communications Manager Our client a global professional services organisation with head quarters in Dublin is seeking an experience Corpo...

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  • Communications Officer

    A Marketing Communications Officer opportunity has become available with an NGO based in West Dublin with a hybrid approach to work. This is a chan...

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  • Digital Marketing Executive

    A Digital Marketing Executive opportunity has become available on a permanent full-time basis. Hybrid approach to work, this position can be worked...

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  • Digital UX/UI Designer

    A Digital UX/UI Designer is required to join a global insurance organisation on a permanent full-time basis. This position can be worked fully remo...

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our clients

Recent Interim, contract and consulting placements

  • Interim Marcoms Manager |  Interim Head Of Social Media | Interim Product Manager      

  • Contract Propositions Manager | Contract Project Manager | Digital Marketing Manager Contractor         

  • HR Cultural Change Manager | Organisational Design Consultant

  • Strategic Marketing Consultant | Internal Communications Consultant |  Digital Training Consultant          

What you say about us

  • “I have worked with Sandra Lawler for a number of years now and believe that the flexible business model they offer for talent in the commercial and marketing disciplines is exceptional. The Alternatives team have an in-depth understanding of today’s business needs which give them the edge when finding us the right people to drive us forward.”

    Flexible business model second to none

  • Alternatives were a fantastic agency to work with. They took both my personality and professional experience into account and placed me in an ideal position. Lauren was a pleasure to work with; Attentive, professional and always available to field queries.

    Recommending Lauren

  • I found Faye incredibly personable and professional at all stages of my Alternatives experience. It felt like she had my best interests at heart and I found she understood my skillset and the kind of role I was suited to, more than any other recruiter I have worked with.

    Faye had my best interests at heart

  • Alternatives have been a long standing, outstanding support to permanent tsb in addressing interim and full time recruitment needs. They go beyond any client brief so that they understand exactly what the client requires and why. In addition the team's market understanding and people networking is hugely strengthened through the great thought leadership initiatives that the team at Alternatives lead across the sector.

    Alternatives go beyond any client brief

  • The Alternatives team has been fantastic from day one; they really took the time to understand my individual strengths as a Marketing professional. For me, working on an interim assignment gives me access to top-rate companies, while allowing me to gain valuable experience from many different sectors. It is a refreshing change to witness first-hand a recruitment specialist who does not adopt a 'one size fits all' approach, and as a result, I feel they are a company who I will work with throughout my Marketing career.

    Interim assignments give me access to top-rate companies

  • I just moved back from living and working abroad. I took an interim position with a leading blue chip company so that I could get a feel for the culture of the company before deciding to commit to a full time position. It’s ideal. Thank you Alternatives.

    Coming back to Ireland

  • I have always found the Alternatives team a pleasure to work with over many years. They really get our culture and they provide us with great people.

    They provide us with great people

  • I came across Lauren when looking for a new role after returning from Australia last year. I met with a lot of different recruiters but felt that none of them paid heed to my job aspirations. Lauren not only took on board my past employment history but factored in what I had briefed her about my ideal position and future ambitions. Second to that Lauren stayed in contact even when the market was slow just to touch base which added a personal factor that no other recruiter had shown.

    She factored in what I had briefed her about my ideal position and future ambitions

Contact our contractor team

Interested in being part of the Alternatives Flexible Panel? Or in accessing our Panel of experts?

Call the Alternatives Flexible Panel specialists to explore your needs.