Recruitment Consultant – Opus People Solutions

Job Category: Work For Opus
Reference N/A
Directorate Opus People Solutions
Service Opus People Solutions
Contract Type Permanent
Location Ipswich
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £25,000 to £28,000

About the Role:

You will be responsible for the recruitment of workers primarily within Suffolk County Council and offer support to other contracts. ensuring that a high level of customer service is delivered at all times, your role will be to:

  • Promote the ‘Opus way’
  • Drive the direct source model
  • Work closely with our clients and supply chain to ensure their needs are met
  • Encourage new ways of attracting candidates direct
  • Develop a good understanding and knowledge of departments within Northampton County Council
  • Meeting with clients build and develop relationships
  • Identifying and approaching candidates who would be suitable for positions
  • Resourcing candidates for live jobs – to include database and job site searches,
  • On-going generation of direct source candidates by advertising, mail-shots, referrals and events
  • Offer support and advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates
  • Overall maintenance of candidate database ensuring all information is entered and updated on a regular basis
  • Managing expectations of clients and candidates, with regular updates of the recruitment process
  • Contact previously identified candidates to check availability for specific assignments
  • Arranging candidate interviews with clients, issuing confirmation emails
  • Writing effective job adverts and using various methods of advertising on relevant sites (including social media)
  • Achievement of agreed KPI’s and targets
  • Supporting payroll and invoicing functions
  • Liaising with external suppliers to source specialist candidates when required
  • Create a culture which replicates the Opus values
  • Offer system support and training to clients and workers
  • Ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance in service delivery this includes but is not limited to; references, DBS, right to work and governing body confirmation
  • To maintain key relationships with the extended supply chain. This will include performance managing to ensure we are getting the best service and resolving issues to ensure the end client service is not affected
  • Ensure that you follow all processes and procedures set – The Opus Way
  • Build knowledge and understanding of the Care and Social Work industry
  • Experienced recruitment professional with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Professional recruitment qualification (REC Level 3 or CIPD qualified or equivalent) or equivalent experience
  • Work effectively under pressure by managing own workload and covering colleagues work in absence
  • Be organised and can re-prioritise as the business requirements
  • Have experience of working successfully with Directors and Senior Managers
  • Customer focused – strive to deliver a service that provides great outcomes for the customer
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use and development of operational recruitment software
  • Can travel between client sites if necessary – due to the location of these clients you must be able to drive as public transport is limited
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbally) with the ability to influence and support decision making
  • Attention to detail
  • Have the confidence to challenge peers professionally when required
  • Strong team player
  • Believe in and deliver the Opus values
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Town centre location – great public transport links (5 minute walk from town centre and 10 minute walk from train station)
  • Modern office facilities
  • Friendly, supportive and welcoming team!

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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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