Current Vacancies

 

We work with local authorities and businesses across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes to fill temporary and permanent jobs in a range of sectors including, business support & administration, social care and management, amongst many others.

Our current and most frequently filled roles are listed below, but we also regularly fill more ad-hoc roles, so if you don’t see the job for you below, please get in touch and one of our consultants will be glad to help you find a role that suits you.

Secondary Supply Teachers

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council, currently recruiting for supply teachers in schools located across Suffolk. We are looking for reliable, professional and dedicated secondary school

Contract
Various - anything from daily supply to long term placements
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £121 to £171, daily rate is discussed at interview

Primary Supply Teachers

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council, currently recruiting for supply teachers in schools located across Suffolk. We are looking for reliable, professional and dedicated primary school

Contract
Ongoing
Full-time
Suffolk
Day rate from £121.00 to £171.00, Daily rate is discussed at interview

Care Technology Advisor

We are seeking Care Technology Advisors to join a team for an exciting new care technology contract in Suffolk. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who can help in their mission to improve people’s quality of life and independence

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £18,000

Recruitment Administrator

As a Recruitment Assistant /Administrator working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will assist in responding to applications to work within domiciliary care providers/care homes.   Remote working during

Temporary
Initially 4 weeks, further opportunities may be available
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£11.27 per hour

Training Manager – Public Health

As a Training Manager – Public Health, working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will lead, develop, and implement all Covid-19 related training on behalf of Public Health in the region. Responsibility within the

Temporary
Three months initially
Part-time
Cambridgeshire
£19.93 per hour

Business Support Officer

As a Business Support Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will be contributing to the effective running of the team and office by providing office administration, financial, management and supervision support

Temporary
Initially 13 weeks
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£10.41 per hour

Recruitment Consultant

After a very busy start to 2021, Opus People Solutions are looking for a Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding team. We are looking for an experienced 360 recruiter who can evidence a strong track record of delivering permanent recruitment

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £25,000 to £28,000, OTE earning for 40K per annum in the first year

Business Support Administrator (CIM Operations Assistant)

As a CIM Operations Assistant working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus, you will assist with the preparation of documents and files in order that they may be sent to archive contractors for the long term storage in readiness for the

Temporary
31st May 2021
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£9.81 per hour

Isolation Support Advisor

As an Isolation Support Advisor for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire you will carry out telephone interviews and provide advice on self-isolation and the sources of community support that are available. You will work

Temporary
10th September 2021
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£10.41 per hour

Business Support Officer

As a Business Support Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will be contributing to the effective running of the team and office by providing office administration, financial, management and supervision support

Temporary
Initially 13 weeks
Part-time
Cambridgeshire
£10.41 per hour

Recruitment Consultant

Opus People Solutions Ltd. have been established since 2014 and provide temporary and interim resourcing solutions for public sector and educational organisations across the UK. Our vision is to be the recruiter of choice within the public sector in

Permanent
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
Annual salary: £0, COMPETITIVE SALARY

Income Officer

As an Income Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to action the efficient, accurate and timely processing of large volumes of income received in various forms (cheques, ABC payments, Giro’s

Temporary
Initially three months
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£10.41 per hour

Registered Manager – Elderly Care

We’re currently recruiting for a Registered Manager with experience in Elderly Care, preferably with knowledge of specialist care and reablement services. Our client’s lovely home is looking to appoint a new manager on a permanent basis,

Permanent
Full-time
Northamptonshire
Annual salary: £39,456

Project Manager – Emberton Country Park

We’re seeking a Project Manager to drive through some key pieces of project work for Emberton Country Park in Milton Keynes. As Project Manager you will play a key role in the effective planning, management of business gain, scope control, risk

Contract
Three months initially
Full-time
Milton Keynes
Annual salary from £35 to £45, DoE

Senior Business Support Assistant

We are seeking a Senior Business Support Assistant to provide temporary administrative support to a project within Community Occupational Therapy at Milton Keynes Council. As part of this project you will be working on a backlog of referrals with an

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
From £12.85 to £14.92 per hour

Taxi Licence Administrator

Opus People Solutions are currently recruiting for a Taxi Licence Administrator to join a team based in Milton Keynes. Public transport plays a key role in Milton Keynes life. Every day, large numbers of people use taxis to get around Milton Keynes

Temporary
Ongoing
Part-time
Milton Keynes
£10.62 per hour

Seasonal Receptionist

Opus People Solutions are currently recruiting for a Temporary Seasonal Receptionist to work at Emberton Park. Emberton Park is a vast, beautiful country park, which attracts high numbers of visitors each year, and is particularly busy in the summer

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£9.94 per hour

Cleaner / Caretaking Assistant – Milton Keynes

Opus Milton Keynes is recruiting on behalf of Milton Keynes Council for a Cleaner/Caretaking Assistant. We are looking for someone with previous cleaning experience, that is able to travel to multiple sites each day to carry out basic cleaning

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£10.21 per hour

Team Manager- Leaving Care, Milton Keynes Council

To ensure that all referrals, assessments and care plans for children in need, in care and care leavers and the assessments of and support to Milton Keynes foster carers and adopters are carried out and implemented effectively to improve the

Permanent
Full-time
Milton Keynes
Annual salary from £52,342 to £55,719

RGN – Night shift

We’re seeking a permanent RGN to join an experienced, hard working team based in Turn Furlong, Northamptonshire. A full time, night only position is going to be available from mid-March, and the home is looking to appoint someone on a

Permanent
Full-time
Northamptonshire
Annual salary from £31,000 to £35,000

Senior Recruitment & Retention Manager

Opus East are currently seeking an Senior Recruitment & Retention Manager in the midlands area for an initial 6 month period.   Full job spec available on request.

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
Contact us, £39,456 to £43,273

Project Manager

We are currently seeing a temporary Project Manager to work within Cambridgeshire County Council to develop, manage and deliver a range of projects and workstreams within the shared services programme across Cambridgeshire County Council and

Temporary
3 months
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£17.53 per hour

Fitness Instructor – Brentwood Leisure Centre

We’re seeking a fitness instructor to provide a first-class fitness programme along with other fitness colleagues ensuring the facility and all colleagues provide a quality customer experience.

Temporary
End of August 2021
Full-time
Essex
£9.17 per hour

Customer Service Assistant x2- Brentwood Leisure Centre

We’re seeking a customer service assiatnt to provide a quality customer experience that delivers efficient, helpful and friendly service to customers of Brentwood Leisure Centre whilst identifying opportunities to increase their visit

Temporary
End of August 2021
Full-time
Essex
£9.17 per hour

Covid-19 Test Site Operatives – Cambridgeshire

We’re seeking Covid-19 test site operatives across multiple sites in Cambridgeshire to be responsible for supporting the Covid-19 test unit through a range of duties on a rota basis including offering reassurance to the public, meeting and

Temporary
Until end of June 2021
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£10.41 per hour, PAYE

SEN Casework Officer x 3

As a SEN Casework Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus you will work closely with children and young people with complex SEN and their families, schools, colleges and external agencies, providing advice and guidance, as part of a

Temporary
2 x six months/1 until December 2021
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£17.53 per hour

Resourcer – Opus People Solutions

We are seeking a Resourcer to play a significant part in registering and sourcing workers primarily within Suffolk County Council, and offer support to Recruitment Consultants where necessary. Whilst ensuring that a high level of customer service is

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£9.28 per hour

Assistant Residential Worker

One of Cambridgeshire County Council children’s homes are looking for exceptional, hands-on and energetic Assistant Residential Workers to help change lives of their residents. Your main role will be: To be part of a team supporting children

Permanent
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
Annual salary: £18,426, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

Administrator (Opus People Solutions)

We are looking for two individuals to join our Admin Team at Opus. As an Administrator you will provide full administrative support within a busy recruitment agency, and ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. Your

Contract
6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £17,000 to £19,000, depending on experience

Charging Officer

We are currently recruiting for a Charging Officer on behalf of Milton Keynes Council. The key responsibilities will be to resolve queries relating to invoices for assessed contributions for residential and non-residential adult social care

Temporary
Under 3 months
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£11.50 per hour

Interim Chief Internal Auditor (CCC)

The Internal Audit and Risk Management service is a shared service led by Milton Keynes Council providing services across Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. We are looking for an experienced and effective strategic lead for the

Temporary
6 months interim
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
Contact us, Negotiable

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) School Nurse

The aim of the school IPC Team is to provide and support all mainstream schools, education settings including residential and home educated countywide. The service will be supporting schools to implement the newly announced mass testing for school

Temporary
3 months
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£17.90 per hour

Brokerage Officer (Care Co-ordinator)

As a Brokerage Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will focus on the Discharge to Assess (D2A) service across three acute sites (Addenbrookes, Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospital) to coordinate care

Temporary
13 weeks initially/covering increase in workload
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£11.50 per hour, PAYE

Social Workers – Northamptonshire Children’s Trust

We are currently supporting in the recruitment of social workers within the newly established Northamptonshire Children’s Trust. Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is building a journey of improvement for Children’s services in

Permanent
Full-time
Northamptonshire
Annual salary: £40,597, (from) Depending on role

Youth Justice Service Practitioner

We are seeking a temporary Youth Justice Service Practitioner to work for the Children and Young People Services within Suffolk County Council. The responsibility of the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) is to ensure the safety,

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£17.00 per hour, PAYE

Health Visitor

We are seeking a Health Visitor to work for the children and young people service within Suffolk County Council. The responsibility of the children and young people (CYP) services is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and learning of children and young

Temporary
Initial three months
Full-time
Suffolk
£17.04 per hour, PAYE

Recreation Attendant/Lifeguard NPLQ- Brentwood Leisure Centre

We’re seeking a Recreation Attendant/ Lifeguard to be responsible for assisting in maintaining a safe, clean and pleasant environment for customers of Brentwood Leisure Centre and provide a high standard of customer care. Must have NPLQ

Temporary
End of August 2021
Part-time
Essex
£9.17 per hour

Family Support- Children’s Social Workers Milton Keynes

We are looking for experienced children’s social workers to join the Family Support Team in Milton Keynes. The Family Support Team is made up of ASYE, Social Workers and Senior Practitioners there is a Deputy Team Manager and a Team

Temporary
3months Ongoing
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£32.00 per hour

Duty and Assessment- Children’s Social Worker- Northamptonshire

We are looking to speak with Qualified Social Workers and Consultant Social Workers to join Northamptonshire County Councils Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT) to support young people and their families to ensure the welfare of children and young

Temporary
3months Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£36.00 per hour

Care Assistants

We are currently looking to recruit temporary support workers/ care assistants to offer support to local care homes in Northamptonshire. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, enthusiastic, kind and someone who loves working with the elderly.

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£8.72 per hour, Depending on shift

HR Advisor

We are seeking an HR Advisor to join Suffolk County Council on a 6 months basis provide professional employee relations casework support and advice to customers.  

Temporary
6 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
£13.47 per hour

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

We are seeking a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to join Milton Keynes Council’s safeguarding team. As a LADO you will have a statutory duty to establish, manage, promote and scrutinise structures and processes in relation to allegations

Temporary
Full-time
Milton Keynes
From £38.00 to £42.00 per hour

HR and Compliance Manager

We are looking for an experienced HR + Compliance Manager to lead our clients HR department across multiple sites. This is a diverse role that incorporates HR, Compliance and Health + Safety. The ideal candidate would have a career history within

Contract
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, On request

Regulatory Unit [Environmental Health] Practitioner

We are looking for a Regulatory Unit [Environmental Health] Practitioner for Milton Keynes Council. For the temporary posts we are looking for a motivated Environmental Health Practitioner to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will

Temporary
4 Months
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£40.00 per hour

Independence and Wellbeing Advisor

We are seeking an Independence and Wellbeing Advisor to be responsible for a seamless transition between day and night services enabling Suffolk County Council to fulfil its statutory duties to vulnerable adults, children and families. This role

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Suffolk
From £8.98 rising to £9.81 after 12 weeks per hour

Support Workers in Corby, Northampton

We are currently looking for support workers to work in residential care homes in Corby, Northampton.

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
From £8.72 to £16.42 per hour, Different rates for different shifts.

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Cambridgeshire County Council

We are seeking experienced Qualified Social Workers for locum assignments across various teams in Cambridgeshire County Council Adult’s Services. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic professionals to deliver and provide social work

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Milton Keynes Council

We are looking for experienced qualified social workers, who are passionate about supporting communities and improving the lives of adults for locum assignments across various teams in Milton Keynes Council. Register with us today to receive

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Milton Keynes
From £28.00 to £30.00 per hour

Social Workers – Children’s Services – Milton Keynes Council

We have exciting opportunities for experienced qualified social workers to join Milton Keynes Council’s Children’s Service for locum assignments across various teams. We are seeking social workers who are committed to supporting

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Milton Keynes
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Northamptonshire

We are seeking experienced qualified social workers for locum social work assignments across various teams in Adult Social Services. If you are a dedicated social worker, who is passionate about providing social work services to vulnerable adults to

Temporary
3 Months initially
Full-time
Northamptonshire
From £28.00 to £30.00 per hour

Business Support Officers – Cambridgeshire County Council

We are regularly looking for business support officers to work within Cambridgeshire County Council. The aim of this role is to provide administrative and secretarial support to teams within the council, in order to enable the council to deliver a

Temporary
Various
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £10.41 to £12.95 per hour

Team Managers

Opus are looking for experienced Team Managers to lead and manage the area social work teams to deliver the highest standards of social care, re-ablement, mental health and therapy services for the people of Milton Keynes. The purpose of the role is

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Milton Keynes
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Cleaners

We are seeking cleaners to provide extra support cleaning the communal areas in sheltered housing schemes over the next few months.

Residential Children’s Support Practitioner

We are seeking a Residential Children’s Support Practitioner to work as part of a team within a children’s home, providing day-to-day support for some of the most vulnerable children in the county.

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Suffolk
From £11.76 to £12.85 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Suffolk County Council

We have exciting opportunities for experienced and qualified social workers to join Suffolk County Council’s Adult & Community Service (ACS) in locum assignments across various teams and locations. We are looking for social workers who are

Temporary
3 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour

Locum Parish Council Clerk

As a Clerk you will advise the council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the authority’s activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to

Temporary
Varies
Part-time
Suffolk
£15.00 per hour

Occupational Therapists – Suffolk County Council

We are currently looking for dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapists to work in Suffolk County Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Service to promote independence, wellbeing and choice for customers. This is an exciting opportunity to

Temporary
6 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour

Social Worker – Children’s Services – Suffolk County Council

If you are looking to join an ‘Outstanding’ Children and Young People’s Service (CYP) we have the role for you. We are seeking dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Workers to provide social care service to children, young

Temporary
3-4 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour, dependent on role

Social Worker

Come and join Suffolk County Council’s ‘Outstanding’ social work team in Children and Young People’s Service where ‘services for children are of an exceptionally high standard, they are child-focused and make a positive difference to

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £29,636 to £32,875

Experienced Social Worker

Come and join Suffolk County Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Social Worker team in Children and Young People’s Service where ‘services for children are of an exceptionally high standard, they are child-focused and make a positive difference to

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £33,549 to £38,695

Town Council Clerk

As a Clerk you will advise the council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the authority’s activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £31,000 to £34,000

Youth Workers/Residential Childcare Workers

We are currently looking for self-driven, resourceful and flexible individuals, with excellent communication skills, to work as youth workers/residential childcare workers within Children’s Homes in Suffolk. As a youth worker within a Children’s

Temporary
Full-time
Suffolk
£10.27 per hour, *weekend rate of £13.27 for working weekends on rota pattern

Reablement Support Workers

We are currently seeking experienced support workers to play a valuable role in helping patients relearn skills and regain their independence after leaving hospital. As a reablement support worker, you will provide in house support for patients for

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.90 per hour, plus paid travel time and mileage

Support Workers / Practitioners

We are regularly recruiting for various non-qualified Social Care roles in multiple locations across Suffolk County Council. Roles include Support Workers, Family Support Practitioners and YOS Practitioners.   To find out more about which

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“The team are really friendly and reliable. Due to my studies, I’ve been temping for a few years now, and I have never had an issue of finding temp work through Opus. I highly recommend them.”

Rachel Day, Business Support Officer

‘”I have found Opus People Solutions to be effective and efficient. Staff in the team take good care to help candidates and managers, with accurate information and advice.”

Balwinder Kaur, Interim Assistant Director

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

“I have had great success working with Opus on our recruitment requirements. The level of success we have experienced working with Opus and sourcing and filling our vacancies, has been excellent. I have built up a brilliant working relationship with them, they have taken the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”

Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice

“After I left college I was a temporary worker with Opus for nearly 2 years. About 4 months into my last assignment, I was offered to take the role permanently! I would highly recommend Opus to anybody. Their customer service is great, they’re very reliable, friendly, considerate and approachable!”

Josh Douglas, Learning Development Co-ordinator

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At Opus, we offer an opportunity to build experience in many different areas of the organisations we work with. Many of our workers move on to have successful careers as a result of their initial placement with us, so whether you’re looking for regular, short term assignments to build some experience, or a foot in the door to start you career in Local Government, we’ll be glad to help you get going