Opus Teach – Educational Consultant Interviewer

Reference N/A
Directorate Opus Teach
Service Opus Teach
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Suffolk
Job Type Part-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Varied
Rate Contact us, Competitive


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 with a wealth of experience to assist us with our supply teacher recruitment.

We are looking for someone who will be able to bring years of educational expertise and teacher interviewing experience to our team on an adhoc basis to assist with our virtual interviews.

Our interviews are currently all remote due to COVID-19, therefore there will be no requirement to travel for this work therefore can all be done from your laptop.


As part of Opus Teach’s thorough interview process to become a supply teacher, we have each candidate undertake an interview with an educational professional.

Despite years of education recruitment experience and knowledge within our team, it would seem unfair for a team of recruiters to interview teachers without never teaching! Therefore, it is important to us that we get educational professionals to lead in the interviews and use their experience/knowledge to help assist us to recruit the best teachers.

Within this interview, our educational consultant leads a set of questions and creates in-depth conversation with each candidate to ensure we are getting the most out of each teacher, learning as much as possible about each candidate and then able to make a thorough decision as to whether they would be suitable for Opus Teach as a supply teacher.

Your role would be leading the interview, making a decision on their suitability to Opus Teach (matching and aligning each teacher with our values), and working with the Opus Teach team to continue to improve and develop our service.

This role is a unique opportunity to work with an honest, hardworking agency who are wholly-owned by Suffolk County Council and looking to make a real difference in the supply market. This is an adhoc role that can be slotted around other part time commitments.

Although not essential, it is preferred if you are from the Cambridgeshire area or have connections in the area.


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 and Cambridgeshire.

We operate from 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday and have our own booking system which runs 365 days a year 24/7, allowing schools to book wherever and whenever. Our teachers have complete control over their availability and the positions they choose to accept. They receive texts from our booking system when they are requested, allowing them to easily accept. Of course, we will call our teachers if preferred and still build a relationship with them however they prefer and communicate with them however they wish.

We have worked continually throughout the pandemic, supporting schools, and providing placements for teachers wanting to work throughout. We have strong processes in place to ensure safety is a priority for our teachers and schools, from virtual interviews to COVID school questionnaires and weekly fit to work statements.

For more information on this role, please do get in touch with us by calling 03301 242801 or emailing us any questions at [email protected] , or submitting your CV.

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Why choose Opus?


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.


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