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.

Business Support Manager

We are seeking an experienced business support manager to undertake a comprehensive range of supervisory duties to support the efficient delivery of services within Business Support to the corporate parenting service countrywide.   This is a

Temporary
Approximately 2 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£12.78 per hour

PA for the Head of Children, Young People and Families Health Improvement, Head of Adult Health Improvement and prevention and Head of Knowledge and Skills

We are seeking an experienced PA to to provide full PA support, secretarial services and project support to the Lead Consultant for Health Improvement and Health Protection and her senior team. The post holder will undertake a range of

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

Business Development Consultant

Opus People Solutions is pleased to be seeking an experienced Business Development Consultant to join Schools Choice on a permanent basis. Schools Choice offer seven service areas and support all aspects of educational management in schools. This

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £25,000 to £32,000, depending on experience

IT Manager (Schools’ Choice)

Opus People Solutions is pleased to be seeking an experienced IT Manager to join Schools Choice on a permanent basis. Schools Choice offer a responsive and knowledgeable ICT service to schools and academies. As IT Manager, you will be responsible

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £30,000 to £35,000, depending on experience.

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
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
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
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £35.00 to £38.00 per hour, (£35 PAYE / £38 LTD & Umbrella)

Senior Standards & Excellence Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for an education professional to join our client’s team in Ipswich. Candidates should have experience of working within specialist educational settings. Education Improvement Professionals make an important

Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners

This is a key role within the organisation, located within the Adult and Community Services (ACS) directorate. The main purpose of this role is to work with customers to identify and deliver personalised good quality outcomes to the highest

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £9.40 to £10.27 per hour

Highway Technicians/Engineers

We are currently seeking both full time and part time experienced Highway Technicians/Engineers to work on a temporary basis for Suffolk Highways.

Temporary
Length of placements to be confirmed
Full-time
Suffolk
From £15.00 to £18.75 per hour, depending on experience

Finance Officer

We are looking for 4 experienced Finance Officers to provide a variety of financial tasks for customers and to provide information to colleagues both internally and externally. This may include undertaking financial assessments for care charges and

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £8.15 to £8.90 per hour

Electoral Registration Canvassers

We are looking for a number of Electoral Registration Canvassers to support the Annual Canvass of Electors during September, October and November. You will be making house to house enquiries to properties where we have not received a response to the

Temporary
3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£9.16 per hour

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
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
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 temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
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.

Support Workers – Home First

Home First assist people to regain and maintain their independence, allowing them to remain living independently in their own homes for longer. As a Support Worker with Home First, you will be supporting people in their own home; either enabling

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.75 per hour

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
Varied
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 various directorates across the council. Full time and part time

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Suffolk
From £7.85 to £8.54 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.