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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 

  • Senior Marketing Manager / Director

    Position: Senior Marketing Manager / Director – Professional Services Location: Dublin City Centre – Hybrid – 3 days on site, 2 days remote Company...

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  • Marketing Manager - Part Time role

    Alternatives are delighted to be working with one of Irelands leading digital marketing agencies to hire a Marketing Manager. This is a contract pa...

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  • CRM & Marketing Automation Specialist

    Alternatives are delighted to be working with one of Irelands leading digital marketing agencies to hire a CRM & Marketing Automation Specialist. T...

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  • Paid Search Account Manager

    Alternatives are delighted to be working with one of Irelands leading digital marketing agencies to hire a Paid Search Account Manager. This is a h...

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  • Senior Marketing & Business Development Executive

    Alternatives are seeking to recruit a Senior Marketing & Business Development Executive within the professional services sector.  This is a fantast...

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  • Senior Manager - Consumer PR and Sponsorship

    Senior Manager - Consumer PR and Sponsorship Our client, a leading national organisation are currently looking to recruit for a highly experienced ...

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  • Digital Marketing Specialist - CX

    Alternatives are seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist with a focus on UX and CX to work as part of a Digital Solutions Team. You will be responsi...

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  • Digital Brand Manager

    Alternatives are delighted to be partnering with an leading Irish company on a Digital Brand Manager role. This role is hybrid 1 day in the office ...

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  • Category Manager

    Alternatives are delighted to be working with a leading international manufacturer based in Kilkenny to expand their marketing team. Our client is ...

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  • Digital Marketing Manager

    A Digital Marketing Manager is required to join an established marketing team with the ability to drive visibility and engagement online through ef...

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  • Manager - Market and Consumer Insight

    Manager Market Consumer Insight Alternatives are delighted to partner with Champion Europe as they build out their marketing function from their Du...

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  • Senior Manager - Brand Strategy and Creative Content

    Senior Manager – Brand Strategy and Creative Content Alternatives are delighted to partner with Champion Europe as they build out their marketing f...

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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.