Dynamic, innovative –
a different type of
recruitment agency.


We specialise in working with clients to provide, cost effective, high quality end to end recruitment solutions either directly or via our managed service offering.


With a particular expertise and heritage in Public and Not for Profit sectors, we have deep insight in how these organisations work which sets us apart in the market.


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Opus People Solutions was established in May 2014.


Our dedicated team has considerable experience in the temporary recruitment industry, both in the private and public sector, with a track record of delivering successful solutions for client contingent resourcing needs. We are an experienced managed service provider and maintain a supply chain of over 80 recruitment agencies and contractors to enhance our service offer.

We provide a cost effective professional temporary recruitment service, including:

  • Providing temporary workers to clients
  • Offering a fully managed recruitment service

Accredited by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) we operate to its Code of Conduct, all relevant government legislation and best industry practice assuring our clients of the highest ethical and compliance standards.


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Paul Lowes
Managing Director

Paul Lowes
Managing Director


Paul is an experienced senior HR professional with an extensive career in the public sector, spanning Local Government, Fire and Rescue and Higher Education. He also spent several years running a successful business, unrelated to recruitment and HR, in the private sector.


Paul leads Opus with his vast range of skills, knowledge and experience, gained from a variety of exciting business and leadership roles. Paul ensures that Opus successfully delivers an excellent, compliant and customer focussed service that is dynamic, innovative and different.


Outside of the office, Paul’s interests include rugby, fine wine and spending time with his family.



Brad Sinclair
Finance Director

Brad Sinclair
Finance Director


Brad has extensive knowledge in Business and Finance, joining Opus from public practice where he acted for a variety of businesses of all sizes, across a number of industries. With experience in Business Advisory, Auditing and Financial Management, Brad heads up the Finance function for Opus focusing his time on strategic planning, financial control, management information, statutory compliance and overall efficiency to ensure the business is performing to its capabilities to maximise its opportunities, and mitigate risks.


Brad trained with a Top 10 National Firm of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).


In his spare time, Brad is kept on his toes by his young children and when he can enjoys attending music concerts and playing/watching football.



Sam Goody
Recruitment Operations Manager


Sam joined Opus in July 2018 as Recruitment Operations Manager, bringing with him an extensive background in management and social work recruitment. This included working with Senior Managers, Assistant Directors and Directors nationwide, to recruit interims for very specific and often sensitive senior social work vacancies.

Sam oversees the operations and recruitment functions across Opus People Solutions, Opus Teach and Opus LGSS in Ipswich, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes and enjoys the variety that this role brings.

Outside of work, Sam is a talented cook and once made it to the final interview stage on MasterChef.



Tom Brown
Business Services Manager

Tom Brown
Business Services Manager


Tom joined Opus in August 2016, having enjoyed several years working in local authorities.


Tom is an integral part of the leadership team at Opus and holds responsibility for all business administration. Alongside the systems and technology elements of his role, Tom leads on all marketing and promotional activity with his team and leads on major projects within the business.


Outside of work, Tom enjoys a busy family life and also fits in some football and running when time allows.



Abby Muhs-Brown
Assistant Operations Manager

Abby Muhs-Brown
Assistant Operations Manager


Previously a Senior Recruitment Consultant, Abby has recently taken on the role of Assistant Operations Manager.


Having initially joined as a temp in 2006, Abby was part of Suffolk County Council’s HR department for many years, giving her a wealth of HR knowledge.


Abby was involved in the initial talks surrounding the creation of Opus and was excited to move forward with the company. She is a really positive member of the team, who quickly builds up trusting relationships with everyone she meets.


When she’s not at work, Abby loves spending time outdoors with her new baby.



Kevin Bennett
Process & Compliance Manager

Kevin Bennett
Process & Compliance Manager


Kevin joined Opus in April 2017. He brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role having previously worked for Suffolk County Council for 15 years in a fast paced HR department where he led a successful front office HR team over several years.


He has experience of working on TUPE transfers, departmental restructures, implementation of IT systems, HR data reporting and process reengineering.


Outside work he has a busy family life, but when he does find the time he likes to play and watch football. In the last few years he started running and since then has complete two marathons and numerous half marathons.



Charlotte Banks
PA to Managing Director and Finance Director

Charlotte Banks
PA to Managing Director and Finance Director


After graduating with a degree in Business Management, Charlotte worked for a large private sector recruitment agency specialising in IT and business support roles. She joined Opus as a Recruitment Consultant in May 2016 bringing a wealth of experience with her.


In September 2017, Charlotte stepped away from recruitment to provide executive support to the directors at Opus. During her time at Opus, she has managed the recruitment team and now oversees the marketing team alongside her PA role.


Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, holidays abroad and working out at the gym.



Shona McCullough
Senior Administrator

Shona McCullough
Senior Administrator


Shona joined Opus in April 2016 after years of experience in local government administration. In June 2017 Shona was appointed Senior Administrator.

Her duties now include overseeing the administration team and project work.

In her spare time, Shona enjoys watching live music, reading a good book or going on holiday.



Hannah James
Recruitment Consultant

Hannah James
Recruitment Consultant


Hannah joined Opus in June 2017 as an Administrator and was promoted to Recruitment Consultant in August 2018. She commences study for her REC Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice soon.

Her duties now include registering candidates and recruiting to various roles for Suffolk County Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys walking her dogs in the countryside and spending time with family and friends.



Olivia Presland
Recruitment Consultant


Olivia joined Opus in July 2018 as Administrator. She successfully streamlined the residential care recruitment process and was promoted to Recruitment Consultant in September 2018.

Olivia has experience in a variety of roles, working for many years in the super yacht industry and made the change to property management upon her return to the UK, where she stayed until she left to travel South America. She uses the skills she has gained over the course of her career to build strong relationships with the candidates and managers she works with at Opus.

In her spare time, Olivia loves to travel and entertain her friends and family.




To be the recruiter of choice within the public sector in our chosen markets



To offer our clients alternative, innovative and cost effective approaches to their temporary recruitment needs



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We are building a positive team, continually learning and developing



We are supportive, empathetic and treat people as individuals



We are professional, experienced and knowledgeable


We are solution driven problem solvers and responsive to change



We are fair, honest and act with integrity at all times

Charity Partnerships


This year Opus and Opus LGSS have both partnered with a charity for the year. Opus People Solutions and Opus LGSS’ Cambridge team will be supporting EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice), and the Opus LGSS team in Northampton will be supporting Rainbows. Both are incredibly deserving charities, and we aim to raise £2000 for EACH and £1000 for Rainbows this year.





About EACH


East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) supports families and provides care for children and young people with life threatening conditions across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The care is tailored for the needs of all the family and is delivered where and how the families wish. EACH offer support at patients homes, in hospital and through their hospices based in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.


EACH deliver a wide range of services, including:

  • End of life care
  • Day care and overnight breaks, including accommodation for families
  • Emotional and well-being support
  • Specialist play
  • Support groups


What difference we could make


For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. The charity relies on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and need to raise almost £6 million to deliver our services in 2018 – this equates to £16,000 a day, every day of the year.


Here are some examples of how support can make a difference:

£5 provides art supplies for a session of specialist play
£20 buys an essential care kit for our nurses to use whilst providing care in the family home
£37 provides an hour of music therapy
£74 provides two hours of bereavement support for all family members
£148 pays for four hours end of life care
£296 will give eight hours of short break care



About Rainbows

Rainbows opened in 1994 and they care for a whole range of children and young people from new-born right through to those in their mid-twenties. The care means so much to the people they help and they simply couldn’t keep providing it without support.


As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Our incredible team of people help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.


To run the hospice costs 5.5 million per year, which works out around £15,000 per day. Only 10-15% of this is government funded, 6 weeks out of the whole year! And the rest is from voluntary donations from fundraising, gifts, wills and legacies and so on.


What difference we could make


£125 would pay for an hour of specialist nursing care
£250 would cover our kitchen costs for one day
£500 would pay for a day’s medical supervision costs
£580 would pay for out sibling support team services for a month, so that brothers and sisters of children and young people who are at rainbows can have fun and meet others who face similar challenges of their own
£1,000 would cover out Hydrotherapy Pool maintenance for one year
£1,884 could pay for three days of specialist care for a youngster with complex respiratory needs, this could include giving them the opportunity to benefit from using the Hydrotherapy pool