Social Worker

Job Category: Social Care
Reference N/A
Service Suffolk County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Various
Location Suffolk
Job Type Full-time
Start Date N/A
Hours per week Various
Rate From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour, Dependent on pay method

About the job

Opus People Solutions work closely with managers across Suffolk County Council to provide high quality, cost-effective locum Social Care.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of SCC, Opus has returned over £500k to SCC over the past two years, so by working through Opus, you are ensuring that the money spent on locum Social Care stays within the public sector, rather than being lost into the private sector through other agencies.

  • Opus is a priority recruiter for SCC, ahead of all other agencies, so you will be notified of job vacancies before other agencies are even aware
  • Access to vacancies across Suffolk and, through our joint venture company, Opus LGSS, you could also choose to receive notifications of jobs within Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County and Milton Keynes Council
  • We are a small, non-commission based team, so we work with a focus on what’s best for you
  • Based within County Council offices, so easy access to our offices via public transport
  • Part of the Memorandum of Co-operation, a regional agreement to ensure consistency and to address the challenges in Social Work recruitment. By ensuring any external agencies adhere to the MoC, we are successfully driving down the cost of agency workers across the East of England.
  • A passion for providing excellent service
  • To be a qualified Social Worker
  • Three years’ experience in a qualified social care role

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0330 1242 800.

Have you heard of our Golden Hello scheme? Receive £400 when you register as a locum social worker! T&Cs apply.

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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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