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.

Part Time Administrative Assistant (15hrs)

This is a great role for an Administrator looking for a flexible role. My client is looking for an administrative assistant to support the PA for 15 hrs per week in their daily functions. You will be asked to work 5 hours a day across 3 days per

Permanent
Part-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £19,500, pro rata

Social Worker – Leaving Care Team

We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) in the Leaving Care Service Team. The role is for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave and is based in

Temporary
1 year
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour

Section 12 Doctor – DoLS

We are seeking a Section 12 Doctor, qualified to undertake Mental Health Assessments, to complete a MCA/DoLS (Depreviation of Liberty Safeguards) Assessment in the following locations: -TN38 – East Sussex -NN12 – Grafton Manor -TQ1

Temporary
Part-time
Suffolk
Contact us, Rate per assessment is negotiable and dependent on location

Personal Assistant (PA) – Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Personal Assistant to work within the Public Health team. You will use your excellent skills to work to a high degree of accuracy, with an acute eye for detail, prioritise workloads and manage

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £20,000 to £24,000

Personal Advisor

As a Personal Advisor in the Leaving Care Service you will develop a trusted relationship with the young people you support so that you are well placed to provide guidance, advice and direct support about effective planning for their futures. These

Temporary
1 Month
Full-time
Suffolk
£11.70 per hour

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

Youth Offending Officer

Suffolk County Council are seeking a Youth Offending Officer to join the Bury St Edmunds team in Suffolk. You will Work within Suffolk Youth Offending Service offering a range of services to young people and their carers, assessed as vulnerable and

Temporary
Initial 3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £14.89 rising to £16.28 after 12 weeks per hour

Assistant Operational Manager – Youth Offending Services

Suffolk County Council are seeking an Assistant Operational Manager to join the Children and Young People Services team based in Bury St Edmunds. As a manager in Children & Young People’s Services you will be at the forefront of managing

Temporary
Initially 3 months
Full-time
Suffolk
Contact us

Social Care Referral Coordinator

Suffolk County Council are seeking a Social Care Referral Coordinator to undertake Customer Service and Administrative duties within the Social Care Referral Team. You will be responsible for taking telephone calls from members of the public and

Temporary
No end date
Full-time
Suffolk
From £8.86 rising to £9.68 after 12 weeks per hour

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

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 secondary supply teachers for 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

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

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
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour

Social Worker – Children in Need

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

Temporary
3 months from start date
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £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

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

Occupational Therapists

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist to work for the Eye/ North West Integrated Neighbourhood Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a role which brings professionals and communities together and is committed

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour, (£26 PAYE / £28 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.

Business Support Officer

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.