Interim Management

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Interim Management Keeping you in business by filling gaps in your management team Burgh House

Burgh House has over sixty years’ combined experience in management and can provide Interim Management support in a variety of situations.

To learn more about Interim Management see below.

For an initial (free) discussion of your needs and how we can help please contact us.

About Interim Management?

What Is Interim Management?

Interim Management is the temporary provision of additional management resources and skills in a specific area of the business.

The Interim Manager will have proven skills in the area and will take on management of that area for an agreed period, either to cover a temporary absence or in circumstances where the appointment of a full-time manager is inappropriate or impossible.

Any organisation, large or small, can use Interim Managers, whether public sector, private sector or a not-for-profit organisation.

When would a business use an interim manager?

There are a number of different business situations that could result in the need for an Interim Manager. Some of the commonest are:

The permanent post-holder needs to be absent for a period of time, perhaps for maternity leave, sickness, compassionate leave or for a period of overseas training.

The Interim Manager takes over the role until the permanent post-holder returns.

An unexpected vacancy occurs in a key management position, which might be due to serious illness or resignation, and the post cannot remain vacant while a replacement is recruited.

The Interim Manager takes over the role until a new permanent post-holder is recruited and has completed basic training.

The organisation is in transition, and requires a manager for a post that will not continue to exist in the future. This can occur during business development projects or when moving from one operating model to another.

The Interim Manager undertakes the role until the period of transition has ended.

In some cases the need for an Interim Manager is a combination of the above. For example, with a business start-up it may not be possible to recruit all the skills necessary for the organisation by launch date, and there may also be skills needed to complete the launch that will not be needed afterwards. An Interim Manager can be the ideal solution to this problem.

Similarly, an Interim Manager may be used even when a new permanent post-holder has been recruited, to provide support to the new post-holder, particularly where a period of training is required.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How does an Interim Manager differ from a ‘Temp’?

A ‘Temp’, or temporary worker, is also employed to fill a short term vacancy, but not in a management position.

An Interim Manager specifically fills a management position.

Do Interim Managers have to work full-time?

Not at all; indeed many Interim management roles are performed on a part-time basis. The extent of the commitment is suited to the need.

If the role to be filled is a full-time role the Interim Manager will normally also work full-time, but when providing project-based support the Interim Manager’s schedule will be defined according to the needs of the project.


I’m interested. What do I do now?

If you want to know more, please contact us for an initial discussion. We will meet with you and discuss your requirements and how we would go about meeting them. This initial meeting is free, and at the end we will write to you to explain how we can help you and what it would cost. If you decide not to proceed you pay nothing; but we are confident that you will see the benefits of working with Burgh House.

Please note that you can download a handy summary of our business services from our Documents page. Our full terms and conditions of business are available on this website.


Burgh House does not provide any services that require regulation under the Financial Services Ordinance 2008.

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