Jobs in Suffolk

We work directly with Suffolk County Council and also a number of private sector organisations to fill temporary and permanent vacancies across various locations in Suffolk.

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 find a role that suits you.

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

Student Mentor – Northampton Saints Foundation

As a Student Mentor 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: £17,000

Science Teacher – Physics and Chemistry (Secondary)

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council. We are currently recruiting for a Science Teacher to work full-time with one of our partnered schools in the mid-Suffolk area. We are looking for a

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, MSP (main Teacher pay scale)

Food Technology Teacher (Secondary)

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council. We are currently recruiting for a Food Technology Teacher to work full-time with one of our partnered schools in the mid-Suffolk area. We are looking

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, MSP (main Teacher pay scale)

Teaching Assistant – Ipswich based Primary School

Opus Teach is a supply agency based in Ipswich, which is wholly owned by Suffolk County Council, currently recruiting for a TA for a great primary school in Ipswich who are in need of an experienced TA who is able to support a pupil with challenging

Contract
At least till Autumn half term
Part-time
Suffolk
Day rate from £70.00 to £80.00, Daily rate of £70-80 a day

Business Studies Teacher (Secondary)

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council. We are currently recruiting for a Business Studies Teacher to work full-time with one of our partnered schools in the mid-Suffolk area. We are looking

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, TBC with School

Unqualified Adult Social Care Practitioner

As an unqualified Adult Social Care Practitioner, you will work within one or more area teams in a particular geographical area of Suffolk and you will carry out asset-based assessments/reviews under the Care Act 2014. You will also advise customers

Opus Teach – Educational Consultant Interviewer

Opus Teach are looking to take on an Educational Consultant/Ex-Headteacher to assist with our in-depth interview process for our supply teachers. As we expand rapidly across counties from Suffolk into Cambridgeshire, we are looking for individual

Temporary
Ongoing
Part-time
Suffolk
Contact us, Competitive

Health and Wellbeing Project Officer

We are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer to support the coordination of the Health and Wellbeing projects across the L.A., the wider partnership and the community. This is an 18 month, fixed term contract.

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £32,234

Partnerships Programme Manager

We are looking for a Partnership Programme Manager for a L.A. to support the Head of Housing and Community Services and Head of Partnership to build relationships with key partners and lead on the development of a local programme of work to deliver

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £35,745

Food Technology Teacher – QTS/NQT – Permanent

Opus Teach are working with a secondary school in the High Suffolk area to recruit a permanent Food Technology Teacher, starting September 2021. The purpose of the role is to support the development and teaching of Food Technology to KS 4

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, MPS

Senior Payroll Advisor

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Advisor to work for Suffolk County Council in a senior capacity within the Payroll team, you will directly report to the Payroll Manager and responsible for providing effective, efficient and proactive

Temporary
6-9 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£13.14 per hour

Finance Assistant (Perm or FTC) Opus People Solutions

We have an exciting opportunity for a finance assistant to join our team at Opus People Solutions. As Finance Assistant you will support the finance department by completing clerical and accounting tasks, maintaining reports and completing

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £19,000 to £22,000, Depending on experience

Recruitment Consultant – Opus People Solutions

We are seeking a Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding team at Opus. We are looking for an experienced 360 recruiter who can evidence a strong track record of delivering permanent recruitment solutions to the private sector. As a Recruitment

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £25,000 to £28,000

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
From £14.86 to £16.71 per hour

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 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

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

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

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

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 / 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Working in Suffolk

Opus was launched in Suffolk in June 2014 as a solution to the large temporary resourcing costs many local authorities face following traditional methods of recruiting staff.

Since then, we have continued to grow and diversify our business, and now offer temporary and permanent recruitment solutions for both the public and private sectors.

Our Ipswich based recruitment team have extensive experience in the recruitment industry and a track record of success. We work directly with our candidates’ and clients’ best interests in mind and are committed to placing candidates in a role where they can thrive.

Whether it’s temporary, permanent, full-time, part-time, public sector or private sector work you are looking for, our Suffolk recruitment team are on hand to help find the right job for you.