Jobs in Suffolk


We filled over 600 jobs for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils over the past year, across various locations in Suffolk and in both full and part time roles.

Our 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 find a role that suits you.


Payroll Advisor- Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council are looking for a Payroll Advisor to join the HR & Payroll team to carry out a range of payroll administrative duties within guidelines, using procedures and technical knowledge. The assignment is for an initial 3 month period.

Development Manager – Suffolk County Council

We are looking for someone who would be leading a small team of planners responsible for development management at Suffolk County Council.

Invigilators-Opus People Solutions

We are looking to appoint several invigilators for a short term assignment in January. Duties will include completing an attendance register, assisting attendees with accessing computer testing systems and supporting attendees through the testing.

Specialist Teacher for Speech and Language

We are seeking a Specialist Teacher for Speech and Language to oversee the specialist provision for speech, language and communication needs for the spring term.

Youth Offending Practitioner – Children and Young People’s Services

Suffolk County Council are looking for a Youth Offending Practitioner on a temporary basis until 30th March 2018.

Executive PA – Babergh & MidSuffolk Council

Babergh and Midsuffolk are looking for an Executive PA to provide support to the Senior Leadership team and Lead members of the Council.

Business Support Officer/Administrator

We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to take on our Business Support Officer/Administrator roles within Suffolk County Council. These roles are varied and fall within various directorates across the council. Full time and part time positions are available.

Support Workers/ Practitioners- Suffolk County Council

We’re recruiting for various non-qualified Social Care roles in multiple locations across Suffolk County Council

Why Choose a job with Opus?

  • Our consultants are non-commission based which allows them the freedom to work with your best interests in mind.
  • You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you; we will take the time to work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job and find you exactly.
  • We are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council and return a dividend back to the Council each year, so by working through Opus you are helping to ensure that money spent in the public sector stays in the public sector, rather than being lost into the private sector via other agencies.


“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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Working at Suffolk County Council

We’re proud to supply our candidates to Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils as we know from experience what supportive and engaging organisations they are to work for, but don’t just take our word for it:

“If you want to make a difference for Suffolk, then the County Council is for you.  With a strong sense of purpose, we are committed to working together, striving to improve and securing the best possible services.

We genuinely recognise that our people are our greatest asset so we offer a reward package that combines pay, pension and a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, travel discounts and a real focus on wellbeing.  We are proud to have a number of active staff networks supporting and promoting groups of staff that share similar characteristics, life experiences, values and beliefs. These networks are self-run which in itself reflects that our core Values of ASPIRE are at the heart of how we operate.  We’d expect you to embrace these Values and be the very best you can be.

We are always looking for new people to help us make a real difference to our communities and if this sounds like you, please apply.”

– Sally Marlow, Head of HR – Suffolk County Council

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.