Apply for job role
Call us for more information or fill in the form below
|Service||Suffolk County Council|
|Hours per week||Various hours available, both part and full time|
|Salary||Annual salary from £33,549 to £38,695|
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 children’s lives.’ (Ofsted 2019).
If you are looking to grow professionally and further your career in social work, Suffolk County Council can offer supportive and pioneering practice where you can make a real difference while enjoying the benefits of living in Suffolk.
All new Social Workers moving to Suffolk have access to a relocation package of up to £8,000.
A full job description is available on request.
We are looking for experienced and dedicated social workers to provide statutory social care service to “Children in Need”, children subject to Child Protection Plans and Children “Looked After”.
As a social worker, you will act as a catalyst for change, working directly alongside children, young people and their families in North Suffolk in a permanent role.
“Suffolk is a great local authority to work for, with new opportunities encouraged and supportive management. I have worked for Suffolk as a Social Worker in a Child in Care team and as a Consultant Social Worker. Most recently, I have become an Independent Reviewing Officer/Conference Chair and enjoying learning a new role.”
-VG Consultant Social Worker based in Lowestoft.
“Working in Suffolk has given me opportunities for career progression but has also been a positive place to work thanks to the huge efforts of a committed and skilled workforce. Suffolk’s recent Outstanding Ofsted inspection is a deserved result for the brilliant work done improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in Suffolk.
Throughout my time in Suffolk I have worked in Lowestoft. I remain drawn to working in Lowestoft by the benefits of working in a smaller office, with a tight knit community of social workers and other professionals. I found this environment extremely helpful in my early days as a social worker, when you’re trying hard to navigate your way around a vast network of professionals and services. ”
-SB Team Manager based in Lowestoft
We work directly with Suffolk County Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to fill vacancies. Register today to be first to hear about all our live jobs.
Call us for more information or fill in the form below
We get sight of all temporary and interim vacancies for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils first. By working through Opus, you will be notified of the job opportunities before any other recruitment agencies are even aware.
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for and with both Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils for several years.
In the last month alone, we filled 95% of jobs using our own pool of registered candidates. The remainder went out to our trusted supply chain.
“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 are a friendly, quick responding group, who have always been able to provide the resources as and when I need it. Thank you for making my job that little bit easier!”
Martin Finbow, PC Skills Centre Manager
“I highly recommend Opus as an agency. They were extremely supportive through all the recruitment process and the relevant paperwork. I’m thoroughly enjoying my new role and my colleagues are extremely friendly.”
Andreea Catarov, Business Support Officer
“I have found that Opus colleagues are good at matching the skills of people to the vacant post; the CVs I have received have been ‘spot on’. The process for recruiting a temporary assignment is clear and well supported by Opus staff.”
Sue Farrow, Placement Team Manager
“Thank you for providing me with the excellent job searching opportunities, easy to use website, efficient register process, friendly and helpful staff. I had a great experience of using Opus and will definitely choose Opus again.”
Ronnie Tidy, Assessment Co-ordinator
“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 the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”
Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice
“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
“Opus have been great in finding temporary work for me. They have been extremely helpful and I would highly recommend their services if you are looking for a platform to build skills, confidence and gain experience in a work place and further.”
James Brown, Business Support Officer
“Opus were able to source and provide a number of specialist professional engineers on both long and short term arrangements to help me manage workloads. Managing these appointments via the online portal was a straightforward process.”
Colin Godfrey, Structures Manager
“The service I received was fantastic, Opus helped me obtain a temporary position to gain office and professional experience which I lacked after finishing university. My temporary position was also made permanent in a role that I found both enjoyable and interesting.”
Megan Lloyd, Customer Service Advisor