Teaching Assistant/HLTA (Primary & Secondary)

Job Category:
Reference HQ00000000
Directorate Opus Teach
Contract Type Contract
Duration On going / Ad-hoc work
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Varied, depending on school's requirements
Rate Day rate from £70.00 to £80.00

About the job:

Opus Teach are a supply agency based in Ipswich, who are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council, currently recruiting for Teaching Assistants and HLTA’s to work in schools located across Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.

We are looking for reliable, approachable, and keen Teaching Assistants to provide vital support to schools across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Working as a Teaching Assistant is a great opportunity to kick start your career in education by assisting with different age groups, different schools or even a particular year group. Opus Teach work with all types of educational professionals to help them gain short and long-term employment in school settings.

  • A keen interest with working with children and a passion for the education industry
  • Successful previous teaching or classroom experience – Advantageous but not essential
  • An up-to-date enhanced DBS
  • Suitable professional references from previous employment
  • A friendly and professional service offering quality, flexibility and variety
  • An easy-to-use real time system to enable full control over bookings, your profile and availability calendar
  • A team of dedicated account managers on hand to provide support and assistance throughout application and placement
  • Opportunities to opt in for pension scheme
  • Opportunity to help make a difference- we do not earn commission from placing you and reinvest back into teachers, schools and the education.

For more information and to start your registration process, please visit www.opusteach.co.uk

Alternatively, you can call us on 03301 242801 or email [email protected] to ask any questions.

Please feel free to submit your CV via the job ad, however, please note you still will need to complete an online registration form on the Opus Teach website.

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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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