Enable East Associates – Can we help?

Enable East Associates – Providing flexible interim support for your organisation


Who we are

Enable East Associates Provide Solutions for the Public, Private and Not-for-profit sector.

Enable East is innovative, flexible, forward thinking and unique. We are an independent business unit that operates as part of and NHS Foundation Trust. A genuine, not for profit organisation offering cost effective support, services and training.

There are many reasons why your organisation would wish to engage high quality, reliable interim support including to:

  • Deliver a specific project or programme of work
  • Support service development and redesign
  • Write a bid
  • Undertake stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Organise an event

Enable East can provide you with people who have the skills to deliver all of the above – and more!


What we offer

A service which will respond to your organisation needs for flexible, interim support.

A bespoke service designed to meet your organisations specific requirements

A large network of experienced and personable professionals who deliver an instant impact

A low-cost service with no compromise on quality

Public sector values and ethos with an emphasis on making things actually happen

Interims who can work on a full time, part time or ad hoc basis.


What we do

Find associates who have experience, expertise and energy

Find associates who have the ability to deliver

Maintain a database of Associates who have been through our robust selection process

Ensure all employment legislation is adhered to

Ensure all HMRC requirements are met


How the Process Works

You begin by contacting us 

We then…..

Discuss your requirement

Provide details of available Associates with the expertise and experience to meet your requirements

Arrange for you to meet appropriate Associates

Support you in choosing from available candidates

Prepare a mandate which describes in detail what you expect the Enable East Associate to deliver and how you wish an interim to work (this will help you complete the HMRC employment status tool)

You then…..

Choose the Associate(s)

Use the HMRC Employment Status Tool to determine the employment status

We then…..

If the outcome of the HMRC Employment Status Tool determines that the Associate should be treated as employed

  • Employ the Associate via an honorary contract with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)
  • Second the Associate to your organisation
  • Pay using our payroll arrangements
  • Make required deductions for income tax and national insurance at source
  • Ensure all employment legislation is followed

If the outcome of the HMRC Employment Status Tool determines that the associate should be treated as self-employed

  • Issue Associate with a contract for service
  • Manage invoices and payments
  • Manage and monitor timesheets
  • Check for evidence of tax compliance

Our Associates can also be engaged by private and non-statutory agencies. For non public sector agencies we will complete the HMRC Employment Status Tool to determine whether the intermediaries legislation applies to the assignment and advise you accordingly.

We will provide you with a copy of the outcome, along with the mandate, for you to review.

The HMRC Employment Status Tool can be found on the HMRC website link below:



Learn more about our Associate programme from our short video below.


To speak to our Business Team about how an Associate could help your organisation, email epunft.enableeast@nhs.net or call us on 01206 228628.

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