Temporary Jobs in Suffolk

We filled over 600 temporary 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 temping job for you below, please get in touch and one of our consultants will be glad to help find a role that suits you.

Youth/Children’s Support Practitioner

We have opportunities for Residential Childcare Workers to join the team within Suffolk County Council throughout Suffolk. Applicants should be committed individuals with the ability to provide an inclusive, inspiring living environment for young

Temporary
Continuous
Full-time
Suffolk
From £9.40 to £10.27 per hour

Registered Children’s Home Manager

We are seeking a Registered Children’s Home Manager to join a children’s home in Beccles, Suffolk. As a manager in Children & Young People’s Services you will be at the forefront of managing change, leading high quality and

Temporary
Initial 3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £20.38 rising to £22.27 after 12 weeks per hour

Senior Operations Cleaning Manager

Opus People Solutions is pleased to be recruiting for a Senior Operations Cleaning Manager on behalf of Ipswich based business. The company offers a complete range of cleaning services for commercial, educational and industrial premises and continue

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £53,000

Senior Operations Catering Manager

Opus People Solutions is pleased to be recruiting for a Senior Operations Catering Manager on behalf of Ipswich based business. The company offers bespoke catering services across the UK and place focus on reducing fat and sugar content within

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £53,000

Senior Planning Officer – Planning and Development

We are seeking a Senior Planning Officer to be responsible at a senior level for dealing with planning applications which are decided by the County Council and supervising other staff involved in such work. In addition there will be the opportunity

Temporary
4 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £14.89 to £16.28 per hour

Clerk to the Council

We are currently looking to register Locum Clerks to the Council/ Town Clerks to be responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the council in connection with its function as a local authority are carried out. As a Clerk you will advise the

Temporary
Various
Full-time
Suffolk
£15.00 per hour

HR Operations Manager

Opus People Solutions is pleased to be recruiting for a HR Operations Manager on behalf of an Essex based business. You will be responsible for the delivery of all HR activity carried out by employee relation assistants, advisers and officers. The

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £39,000 to £45,000, Depending on experience.

Secondary Supply Teachers

Opus Teach are currently recruiting for supply teachers in schools located across Suffolk. We are looking for reliable, professional and dedicated secondary school teachers to provide vital support to schools within Suffolk. To apply for this role,

Temporary
Supply-various
Part-time
Suffolk
£0.00 per hour, In line with main teacher pay scales

Primary Supply Teachers

Opus Teach are currently seeking supply teachers for schools located across Suffolk. We are looking for reliable, professional and dedicated primary school teachers to provide vital support to schools within Suffolk. To apply for this role, please

Temporary
Various
Part-time
Suffolk
£0.00 per hour, In line with main tecaher pay scales

Building Services Coordinator

We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Services Coordinator to join an award-winning design and property business in Ipswich. You will play an important role in coordinating a range of specialist surveys and advisors on projects to offer its

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £30,000, (up to, D.OE)

Highway Condition Technician

We have an exciting and unique opportunity to join Suffolk County Council as a Highway Condition Technician. You will work as part of Suffolk Highways to carry out highway infrastructure safety inspections and generate reactive works requests in

Temporary
Three months initially
Full-time
Suffolk
From £9.40 rising to £10.27 after 12 weeks per hour

Senior Planning Officer

We have an exciting and unique opportunity to join Suffolk County Council as a Senior Planning Officer. You will work as part of the planning department to coordinate and prepare responses to planning applications and other planning proposals. You

Temporary
Four months initially
Full-time
Suffolk
£16.28 per hour, DOE

Social Worker – Adult Protection Team

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to be involved in a service that responds to people who have concerns for their safety and require advice, care and quick, decisive action. You will work as part of the Adult

Temporary
Up to 3 months from start date
Full-time
Suffolk
£28.00 per hour

Social Worker – Children and Young People’s Services

We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP). As a Social Worker within CYP you will help to ensure the safety, well-being, and learning of children

Temporary
3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£28.00 per hour

Qualified Social Worker – Children in Need

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) of Suffolk County Council. You will be a qualified social worker will come from a back ground of child protection and children in need. Working within the

Temporary
Up to six months
Full-time
Suffolk
£28.00 per hour

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 within Children’s Homes in Suffolk. As a youth worker within a Children’s Home you will provide

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

Business Support Officer

We are seeking an experienced administrator to work as part of a busy team to provide business support to Health and Children’s Centre teams across Ipswich. You will be working across various locations including the treehouse children’s

Temporary
Until 31.03.2019
Full-time
Suffolk
From £8.15 rising to £8.90 after after 12 weeks per hour

Social Worker (SLCC)

An exciting opportunity to join the newly developed team “Supporting Lives Connecting Communities (SLCC)”. You will be a qualified social worker with experience of working with adults and their carers as well as venerable or disadvantaged

Temporary
Up to six months
Full-time
Suffolk
£26.00 per hour

Occupational Therapist

We require an Occupational Therapist to join the Adult and Community Services team. You will work as part of a team which is responsible for the social care provision to the Ipswich and East area. The team will provide a range of timely information,

Temporary
2 months
Full-time
Suffolk
Contact us, Negotiable day rate - to be agreed

Residential Childcare Worker (nights)

We are currently looking for a residential support worker to work night shifts 22.00 – 07.00, alongside another RCCW. Working with 7 children with emotional & behavioural difficulties. This will involve completing their settling routines

Temporary
Initial 3 month contract
Full-time
Suffolk
£10.26 per hour

Reablement Support Workers

We are currently seeking experienced support workers to provide in house care for up to six weeks per case to reable patients. You can choose to work up to 32 hours, either on a flexible rota pattern or evening and/ or weekends only. There are also

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

Social Workers

We are looking for experienced Social Workers who want to make a difference to the lives of people in Suffolk. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of a redesigned service that will transform the way we

Temporary
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour, (£26 PAYE / £28 LTD & Umbrella)

Team Managers – Social Work

We 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 Suffolk.

Temporary
Full-time
Suffolk
From £35.00 to £38.00 per hour, (£35 PAYE / £38 LTD & Umbrella)

Occupational Therapist

We are seeking experienced and qualified Occupational Therapists to work in a variety of locations across Suffolk. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of a redesigned service that will transform the way we

Temporary
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour, (£26 PAYE / £28 LTD & Umbrella)

Senior Practitioner

We are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner to provide professional support to the area social work team, supporting the senior management team in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care.

Temporary
3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour, (£28 PAYE / £32 LTD & Umbrella)

Residential Childcare Worker

Residential children’s experience isn’t necessarily required, but candidates must have transferable skills from a similar field (eg: Youth Workers / family support / SEN / teaching / police etc) A Residential Childcare Worker in a

Temporary
3 months initially
Part-time
Suffolk
£10.26 per hour

Support Workers/Practitioners

We’re 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.

Social Worker

Opus People Solutions work closely with managers across Suffolk County Council to provide high quality, cost-effective locum Social Care. As a wholly owned subsidiary of SCC, Opus has returned over £500k to SCC over the past two years, so by

Temporary
Various
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour, Dependent on pay method

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 a number of directorates across the council. The aim of the role

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Suffolk
From £8.15 to £8.90 per hour

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.

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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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.