Red Wig Wam is a job agency that specialises in finding jobs for people who may have a spare hour here or there or for those looking for a longer-term, permanent, part-time, or even a full-time job.
The company works with well-known brands and companies to help fill vacant positions and carry out special one-off jobs/missions. They will match you to jobs from thousands of companies looking for staff and give you the option to apply/take part.
This is not a conventional recruitment agency; even though they offer some traditional roles from time to time, it can be pretty specialised, often one-off or unusual. It can be an excellent little side hustle to earn a few extra pounds when you need to make a bit extra, which these days is more or less always for me!
Even though the jobs may be one-off or temporary, there is still a comprehensive signing-up process to be involved with Red Wig Wam. Just like a regular recruitment agency, you will need to prove you have a right to work in the UK, and you will need to upload a photo of your driving licence or passport, as well as use the app to take a photo of yourself to be used for ID purposes.
You will need to enter your bank details to receive your payments and will need to give them your National Insurance number and tax details if appropriate. You can expect to be taxed and pay national insurance on what you earn in the usual way, and you will be issued a P60 at the end of the tax year, and this info will be sent to HMRC.
They have a company pensions scheme you can join if you want to.
They also have a Red Wig Wam Rewards option for workers and offer discounts and offers on a range of things such as tickets, meals etc., which is a bonus.
There are many opportunities on the app, and the number varies daily, depending on what vacancies are available at the time from their clients.
Regular roles vary in nature; you may find such jobs as takeaway delivery drivers, store merchandisers, mystery shopping roles, bar staff, waiting staff, or shelf-filling roles at well-known supermarkets; it's a real mix of different job opportunities.
Merchandising roles, where you check a store display of specific products, are frequent. They will involve you visiting the store, ensuring that the store has the correct point of sale on display (POS) and that the goods are all on display in the correct manner and priced correctly, and if not, you will liaise with the store to make sure they do have the stock, and if so you will put the stock out and merchandise it.
You may also be asked to build cardboard stands and promotional material for a store to ensure that the store has the correct and latest point-of-sale material on display.
You may also find some sampling opportunities, where you are instructed to purchase items, taste them and then review the products. For these, you will typically be paid a flat fee for your review and be reimbursed for your purchase. You may be sampling drinks, snacks, and possibly even some alcoholic beverages; it's a fun way to try new things and earn a few extra quid simultaneously!
It's a decent app, easy to use and handy for earning a few extra pounds as and when needed.
In recent months they have been advertising more and more full-time roles as well, so worth a look if you are looking for a new role, but I have to say that some of the hourly rates do seem a little on the low side; however, I don't pretend to know the current hourly rates for every job in the UK, so I may be wrong, at the very least all the jobs are being paid above the current minimum wage rate.