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.

Cemeteries and Crematorium Technician

We are recruiting on behalf of Peterborough City Council a Cemeteries and Crematorium Technician, to provide assistance with grounds maintenance and horticulture duties at the crematorium.  

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Peterborough
£10.00 per hour

Engage Lead – Northampton Saints Foundation

As an Engage Lead at Northampton Saints Foundation (Ipswich Hub), you will be responsible for helping the Foundation grow using the values of rugby to positively impact young people in our Engage programme. The successful candidate will be honest,

Contract
3 year fixed term - potential to extend based on performance and demand
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £22,000 to £23,500, plus car allowance

Caretaker – West Northamptonshire Council

Opus Northamptonshire on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council is looking for a Caretaker to be based at The Abbey Advice and Resource Centre, Market Square, Daventry NN11 4XG. This opportunity is for an initial 12 weeks with a possibility to go

Temporary
12 weeks initially
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£9.54 per hour

Kitchen Assistant

This job is working in a busy kitchen assisting the chef, producing a range of foods from breakfasts through to lunch and dinner, including snacks and drinks. You will be assisting with the deliveries to the kitchen from outside suppliers, ensuring

Temporary
on going temp-perm
Part-time
Peterborough
£9.25 per hour

Domestic Assistant – Peterborough

To ensure the physical environment of the Home meets the required standards of cleanliness for the needs of the Home and residents and to meet National Standards for Children’s Home’s. Training, DBS and referencing will need to be

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£9.43 per hour

General Secondary Supply Teacher – Opus Teach

Are you an ‘outstanding’ secondary teacher looking for day to day, short term or long term supply work in secondary schools in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas? Do you have a passion for KS3/4/5 and a strong understanding of the

Temporary
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £121.00 to £171.00 per hour

General Primary Supply Teacher – Cambridgeshire

Are you an outstanding teacher looking for day to day, short term or long term supply work in primary schools across Cambridgeshire? Do you have a passion for EYFS/KS1/KS2 and a strong understanding of the National Curriculum? Are you a qualified

Temporary
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £121.00 to £171.00 per hour, Per day

Duty Manager

We are seeking a Duty Manager for an exciting position at Brentwood Leisure Centre and Community Halls. You will be responsible for the management of colleagues on shift whilst on duty. Supporting with the day to day running of the the centre,

Contract
8 months, with probability of extension
Full-time
Essex
Annual salary from £20,000 to £25,000, depending on experience

Membership Manager

Opus are searching for a Membership Manager for Brentwood Leisure Centre. You should be able to organise development, membership activities, and customer relationships through out your work. Leading a busy team, you will take an active lead in the

Temporary
8 months, with possibility of extension.
Full-time
Essex
£10.21 per hour

NPLQ Trainer Assessor

We are looking for an NPLQ Trainer Assessor for on-going training and development of lifeguards at Brentwood Leisure Centre. As a NPLQ Trainer Assessor, you’ll deliver NPLQ training sessions to staff in accordance with standards, liaising with the

Temporary
8 months, with possibility of extension.
Full-time
Essex
Contact us, TBC

Swimming Teacher

Opus are looking for a part time/temporary Swimming Teacher for Brentwood Leisure Centre to work 1-2 hours per week on a casual basis but able to cover in any absence (including holidays). These hours are likely to increase throughout the year. You

Temporary
8 months, with possibility of extension
Part-time
Essex
£16.27 per hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Choose a job with Opus?

    • We have access to the majority of our clients’ roles before they go to external agencies. This means that by registering with Opus you hear about opportunities in your desired area first!

 

    • Our consultants are focused on finding the right role for you. You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you and we will work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job.

 

  • Our team are on hand to provide support throughout the whole recruitment process and can provide additional advice such and CV and interview tips, where needed, to help take the stress out of your job search. It is our job to find you a job.

Testimonials

“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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Opus is a recruitment agency that places people first and we are proud of our professional, customer focused service and thriving reputation for excellence.
We work closely with organisations to make sure we find candidates who are a right fit for the role and ensure we place you in a job that complements your skill and enables you to thrive in the workplace, but don’t just take our word for it:
“I only have positive things to say about Opus. From the first communication they have been professional and are always happy to help with any requests or questions. I have to say, my experience with Opus was by far the most positive experience with a recruitment agency I have come across.”

Business Support Officer

“My experience with Opus is a very positive one in terms of both an employee of a council seeking to recruit social workers on a temporary basis and, more recently, as an Opus candidate looking for a placement. The communication and support from Opus is excellent and I will continue to strongly recommend Opus to others.”

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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