£450 – £650 per day
At this level, I would class an interim as ‘junior’, although that refers to your position comparative to other interims, not your organisational level, which would be ‘senior’. At this level, you typically provide the horsepower needed to get things done. You’re primarily executional, focusing on implementation and applying your specialist experience and knowledge to drive projects or initiatives forward with a hands-on, head-down approach. There are many project management interims at this level, combining the ability to plan with the drive and process-focus to deliver. You’ll understand and appreciate the big picture, but your attention is typically concentrated on a specific corner of an organisation where your skills have the most impact. When you lead, it’s typically by example.
Moving up: Seek out opportunities with more strategic and leadership responsibility. It can be difficult to secure a new assignment that promises that step up, but once you’ve proven yourself within an existing interim role, you might be able to push for that next level of experience that will move you up a tier.