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About Us




Industry Leading Education
And Training Recruitment.

Our Values

Our team is built with experts holding over 30 years of combined experience both in education and recruitment. We know what it is like to work, and to seek work in education, and most importantly to recruit top talent.

We have teamed our experience to create a service that suits the industry perfectly. Honest, personable and responsible, we provide a transparent and ethical recruitment service with pace and enthusiasm to ensure your recruitment needs are taken care of - so you can continue to put education first

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    Be Honest

    We strive to be the most trustworthy, honest and open recruiter on the market. Our experience has taught us that our customers value an honest service and that it is one of the main reasons to return to a preferred recruiter.​

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    Be Responsible

    The Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults is of paramount importance for everyone in the Education industry and we are no exception with all of our consultants being Safer Recruitment trained.

    Our Work-Seekers are registered in full compliance with REC standards, well above minimum legal requirements, meaning that everyone we work with can do so with confidence.

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    Be Personable

    We recognise that hiring staff and looking for your next role are stressful enough tasks already.

    Our consultants are respectful and understanding in their approach and strive to be a benefit to your plight rather than a hindrance. We will always be polite, patient and personable throughout our service.

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    It is not something that you may naturally think of when it comes to recruitment but that is exactly what Opus is all about. For us, the most important thing is that our clients and candidates are treated fairly... That includes what our clients are charged and what our candidates are paid.

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    Honesty & Transparency

    Honesty and Transparency is key to our approach. Our consultants are made up of teachers, ex-dept heads, senior leaders and recruitment specialists so you can trust that you are dealing with people who know what they are doing...

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    Everybody wins

    Our service is about balancing the needs of everyone involved and it won't work if we are self serving or value any party's requirements over another. We ensure our recruitment solutions are right for everyone involved and our honesty and transparency mean there are no surprises to dampen that winning feeling after a successful hire!

Company Milestones

Opus is born!

Originally named Opus ABC by a former teacher and recruitment specialist in partnership - we started very small!

Our First Additions

Growing steadily, still at the Old Bakery studios in Truro, headcount up to three!

Moving Home

2016 sees Opus move to our new offices in Meridian House Truro, more space to continue our growth and journey.

The big Five Zero

Working with 50 schools throughout the South West Opus becomes a trusted key supplier of quality short and long term staffing.

Opus Permanent Launches

​Opus diversifies into providing permanent recruitment solutions throughout the South West of England becoming preferred supplier for many MATs and Schools.

Opus Training Launched and another education professional aboard

​Opus diversifies again into providing more training and CPD for education staff and welcome Sam Harrison to the team a former Assistant Headteacher from a local Cornish Secondary school.

Another office outgrown

​​Opus move to larger offices of our own in Newham, Truro with our sister company Xede Recruitment providing FE recruitment solutions nationwide.

Opus become CAPH Parnters and move once again

​Opus become exclusive partners of CAPH, being the go to supplier for all temporary and permanent recruitment needs. Opus also move to bigger offices again, taking residence in Stephenson House in the heart of Truro. The team has now grown to 7 consultants and 4 back office support staff working with over 200 schools.

Opus Launches Devon Branch

Alex and Dean join the team and launch the new Opus Devon Branch. ​We have already signed agreements with several academies across the area and continue to grow. 
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Want to be a part of our team?

You don’t need experience in education or recruitment to join us (although this can be useful!) but you will
need to believe in the same things we do: the desire to provide a quality and professional service to the job
seeking candidates and schools who rely on us

We believe that you should get out what you put in - so we reward your hard work
with a great remuneration and benefits package:

Meet the Opus Family

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