Recruitment Consultant

Job Category: Work For Opus
Reference RCRH01
Service Opus People Solutions
Contract Type Permanent
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary: £0, COMPETITIVE SALARY

About the role:

Opus People Solutions Ltd. have been established since 2014 and provide temporary and interim resourcing solutions for public sector and educational organisations across the UK. Our vision is to be the recruiter of choice within the public sector in our chosen markets. Our mission is to offer our clients alternative, innovative and cost-effective approaches to their temporary recruitment needs. Our values are Team Work, Adaptability, Trust, Respect and Excellence.

This role is predominantly based in Cambridge, and the chosen candidate will need to be able to commit to working a 37hr week, with flexibility between 0800-1800.

  • Building outstanding relationships with both candidates and managers, ensuring the company values are followed
  • Developing a good understanding of client and manager requirements, taking an interest in what they do, how they work, what candidate would be best suited to the team
  • Advertising vacancies using a range of media, such as websites, job boards and social media
  • Headhunting suitable candidates and putting them forward for suitable roles
  • Preparing candidates and their cvs for interview, and providing feedback
  • Adhering to strict compliance policies at all times
  • Ensure clients and candidates are matched as closely as possible, by thoroughly pre screening candidates, and taking in-depth information from clients regarding requirements
  • Proven recruitment experience, public sector or local authority knowledge a bonus
  • Good knowledge of recruitment marketing, use of media to attract candidates and clients
  • Great customer care record, showing that you go the extra mile
  • Knowledge of compliance in recruitment, and a keen eye for detail
  • A flexible, sensible approach to working
  • Ability to build excellent business relationships, with B2B experience

We work directly with various local authorities to fill vacancies. Register today to be first to hear about all our live jobs.

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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.


“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

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