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.

Youth Justice Service Practitioner – Bury St Edmunds

We are seeking a temporary Youth Justice Service Practitioner to work for the Children and Young People Services within Suffolk County Council, located in Bury St Edmunds. The responsibility of the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) is

Temporary
3 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £14.86 to £16.71 per hour

Locum Parish Council Clerk

As a Locum Parish Council 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

Temporary
Ongoing Temporary
Part-time
Suffolk
£15.00 per hour

Programme Manager

As a Programme Manager you will, manage and coordinate a programme multiple large scale projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the business, ensure that each project produces the required outcomes/products, to the required standard of quality

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £40,000 to £50,000, Depending on experience (plus up to 10% bonus)

Production Operative

We at Opus People Solutions are searching for a diligent, motivated Production Operative to join an outstanding local business in the Food & Beverage industry. The successful candidate will have chances to learn new skills/qualifications on the

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £18,000 to £23,000, Double-pay for overtime on the weekends.

Head of Kitchen Staff

We have a fantastic opportunity for Head of Kitchen staff to join our catering teams across Suffolk and Norfolk. These are key roles organising, preparing, cooking and serving quality meals to customers in accordance with the standard required and

Temporary
3 Months with a view to turn permanent after
Full-time
Suffolk
From £9.90 to £10.35 per hour

Administrator / Compliance Support Officer – Opus Teach

  Opus Teach are looking for a highly organised Administrator to join our fast-paced Education recruitment team. This role will have focus on monitoring the administration and compliance of our Supply Teachers and Temporary Non-Teaching

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £0, Negotiable depending on experience

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

CYP Covid-19 Support Officer

The main purpose of this job is to provide information, guidance and advice to colleagues, partners and directly to children, young people and families to ensure they are enabled to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a CYP Covid-19 Support

Temporary
March 2022
Full-time
Suffolk
From £12.33 to £13.47 per hour

Finance Assistant/Bookkeeper – Opus People Solutions

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Junior Finance Assistant/Bookkeeper to join us at Opus and support the Finance team for 2/3 days per week for 3-4 months, on a temporary basis. As a Finance Assistant/Bookkeeper you will be responsible

Contract
3-4 months
Part-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £15,000 to £21,000, depending on experience

Business Support Officer

We are seeking a part time Business Support Officer to provide full administrative support within our busy recruitment agency, and ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. Based from our Ipswich head office, you will

Contract
Part-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £18,278, Fte, pro rata

Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager to oversee and full project management responsibility of large ERP implementation into a diverse soft facilities management company. You will support the Project Lead and Project Sponsor with all daily project

Contract
12 - 18 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £45,000 to £50,000

Assistant Director Planning, Housing and Growth

This critical role will support the Executive Director in delivering the council’s strategic agenda pertaining to housing, planning and economic development. The post holder will be expected to represent the council at local, regional, and

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £75,745

Customer Service Advisor – Stowmarket

Suffolk County Council are looking for Customer Service Advisors to provide high quality and professional front line advice to their customers through one point of contact. The customer experience you will provide will be accurate, efficient,

Temporary
3-6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.98 per hour

Business Support Officer – Opus People Solutions

We are seeking a Business Support Officer to provide full administrative support within our busy recruitment agency, and ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. Based from our Ipswich head office, you will join our

Contract
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary: £18,278, Pro rata

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
Until at least 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

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

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

Resourcer – Opus Teach

We are seeking a Resourcer to play a significant part in registering and sourcing teachers and non teaching staff within Educaion, and offer support to Account Managers/Recruitment Consultants where necessary. Whilst ensuring that a high level of

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £18,000 to £22,000

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

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

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

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.