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Coronavirus notice

On advice from our Governing Body and the Public Health Authority, in order to limit unnecessary contact in relation to the Coronavirus.
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Can’t find the right word to describe how you feel? Reach for The Happiness Dictionary

If words fail you, it may be time to reach for a different language. Peter Foy finds a book that helps you do just that
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What’s the connection between three dead dogs, Bruce Springsteen and a Coconut?

Peter Foy explores the difficult concepts of truth and reality
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Cyber security

Cyber fraud is major business, what can we do to protect ourselves.
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How to make it as a YouTuber

Vlogger Henry Gibson is the brains behind Teen Car Reviews. In this guest post, he tells Just Recruitment how it’s done
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Ten of the most common “neuromyths”

It turns out a lot of what we think about how the brain functions is inaccurate. Peter Foy examines some of the most widespread misapprehensions
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Just gardening: spring has finally sprung

Despite all of our ongoing concerns and enforced restrictions, Mother Nature stands still for nothing
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Being quarantined in China shouldn't be so much fun, but it is!

I live and work in China for most of the year. During the Chinese New Year's break, I usually go on holiday – needless to say, events overtook me
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What has Coronavirus meant to Just Recruitment?

Three months ago, we had never heard of COVID-19. Now it has the world gripped with fear.
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Why you should give time to volunteering

There are loads of benefits to volunteering. But these aren’t the reason to do it, says Charlotte Bean
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Just testing: six of the best alcohol-free beers

Hot on the heels of our feature about alcohol-free beers, here’s a taste test of six bestsellers
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Just gardening: what to do in spring

Just Recruitment’s credit controller earned his horticultural degree in Garden & Landscape design. Here are his spring tips
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How to avoid slipping up on social media

Don’t let photos of your drunken exploits get in the way of landing your dream job. You’d be surprised how much recruiters can find out about you online
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Six reasons to introduce remote working in your business

The benefits of allowing staff to work remotely are manifold. Here are just a handful of reasons to consider it
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Inspirational People

We all know people that have inspired us. Sometimes they are from the world stage of business, sport or politics and sometimes they are everyday folk who have touched our lives; teachers, colleagues or friends.
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Why AI personality testing gives me the creeps

The emergence of computer programmes that predict personality types isn’t something to be celebrated, argues Tim Gibson
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The Just testing motors digest

Our motors man has been reviewing cars for Just Recruitment since 2018. Here are some of his highlights
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The Just Recruitment guide to video interviews

Video interviews are the latest growing trend in hiring; here's everything you need to know to ace yours.
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Five ways AI is changing the recruitment industry

Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing in the world of technology. But how can it be used to sharpen recruitment practices?
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10 jobs of the future

What will the world of work look like in a generation’s time? Sarah Patten explores the careers of the future
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A brief history of Ray-Ban

Peter Foy recently discovered the origins of the world’s coolest sunglasses. Here’s the story
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Just testing: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed CVT

Strange looks and an unconventional driving experience ensure the urban SUV is a slow burn for our resident motoring hack
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Just Recruitment is Appointing a New Director

Just Recruitment continues its Employee Ownership journey by appointing an Employee Director.
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The top 10 email mistakes to avoid

We spend almost 29 days a year checking our emails, and send on average 33 emails every 24 hours. That gives us many opportunities to make mistakes.
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Workplace dilemmas: my manager is a control freak

This month’s issue for our agony uncle to resolve: what to do when you’re being micromanaged
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So you want to learn about philosophy? Let these five books be your guide

Everyone has to start somewhere in their quest for deep truth. Here are five books about philosophy to help your searching
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Anyone who manages a team needs to learn these theories

Can’t get your team on song? These teamwork theories may help you understand why
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The perfect handshake: how-do-you-do it?

The handshake is an invaluable weapon in a job applicant’s armoury. Just Recruitment’s Lisa Cleverley tells Sarah Patten why
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What are the most common spelling mistakes on CVs?

Small typos and mistakes are the bane of a working adult’s life – and nothing’s worse than letting one slip on your CV! According to Business Insider, here are the most frequent grammar slip-ups we make.
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The Split is dividing opinion in our household – which is exactly the point

A BBC One drama about the complicated love lives of high-flying lawyers has prompted mixed reactions from our reviewer’s family
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Why your brand has nothing to do with a logo or the colour of your palette

If you want your business to thrive, you need to build your brand. But how do you go about it?
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Workplace dilemmas: I feel trapped by my selfish colleague

This month’s issue for our agony uncle to resolve: how to deal with a colleague who’s always on the take
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Why a walk in the rain is just the thing to invigorate your day

When rain falls, it can be tempting to stay snuggled up inside. But Ernie Richardson reckons a bit of fresh air is just the ticket
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I spent £8.99 on a book about silence so you don’t have to

Erling Kagge’s book about silence has become a global bestseller, but is it worth the hype?
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Why becoming a dad completely changed my outlook on work

When Thomas Paige became a father, his attitude to life changed in a heartbeat. Here’s what happened next
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What is the future of the car?

If the government is fixed on banning petrol and diesel cars, it needs to invest in the automotive sector, says Tim Gibson
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Where’s the value in your values?

Marketing supremo Matt Smith explains how to make sure your values resonate with customers
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How do you choose the best recruitment agency for you?

Hint: Don't just cross your fingers and hope for the best!
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Why winter is the perfect time to barbecue

Just Recruitment’s resident grill king tells us why the cooler months are perfect for firing up the barbecue, and shares his tips about how to do it
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How to find your passion

It may be an overused word, but passion is the key to a successful business, says Peter Foy
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The songs that made me

As part of our ongoing series, Just Recruitment director Peter Foy recounts singles from the 1970s that he couldn’t live without
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How to compliment colleagues: a five-step guide

Want to pay a compliment to a workmate? It’s important to get the tone right or you could end up causing offence. Here’s a guide to help
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Why trying Dry January is my smartest decision of 2020 so far

When Lizzie Fletcher decided to quit booze for January, she had no idea how many benefits it would bring
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How to deal with tension in the family firm

As the Royal Family finds an official position on “Sussexit”, Ernie Richardson has some advice on how to manage tension in a family business
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Five tips to avoid the Blue Monday blues

It’s officially the most depressing day of the year. So how do you keep the glums at bay on Blue Monday and beyond?
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Six ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions alive

By mid-January, most people are ready to abandon their News Year’s resolutions. Here are six ways to make sure you’re not a quitter
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Seven signs that you need a new job

If you’re feeling uninspired by the daily grind, it may be time to consider a fresh challenge. Here are seven clues that you’re going stale

Five of the best sitcoms to cheer up your winter

It can be tough to keep smiling when the weather’s grey. But these contemporary sitcoms give you plenty of ways to stay chipper
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Once I discovered that “grass-is-greener” syndrome is a thing, I felt a thousand times happier about my restlessness

It’s the time of year when professional dissatisfaction can take hold. But Chloe Brown says it’s important to count your blessings
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Six books that made me

Just Recruitment editor Tim Gibson identifies six books that made him want to be a writer
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Five ways to kick start your career in 2020

New Year, new you? If you want to give your professional prospects a boost, here are five things to do right now
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Workplace dilemmas: should I make my big promotion permanent?

A tricky teaser for our agony uncle this month: what to do if you’re acting up, but want to act down again
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Just testing: Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 Automatic FWD

Volvo’s baby SUV is sharply styled, but does it have the substance to match?
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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel could be the new Mad Men. Here’s why

As Amazon Prime’s drama about a housewife turned stand-up enters its third series, our TV critic examines its merits
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Five tricks anyone giving a speech needs to know

Public speaking is an important skill in the world of work. Here are five things you can do to become better at it
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2019: the year in content

Just Recruitment’s website has been a treasure trove of information, insight and entertainment in 2019. Here are 12 highlights from the year
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Six things to do in the office between Christmas and New Year

Struggling to find ways to fill your working days between Christmas and New Year? Here are six jobs to tick off your list
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Read this to discover the real meaning of “The 12 Days of Christmas”

It’s a famous Christmas song, but do you know what “The 12 Days of Christmas” is really all about? Tim Gibson has the lowdown
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The 10 best Christmas songs… ever!

You may be sick of the Christmas music that’s dominating airwaves just now. But in case you’re not, here’s a countdown of the top 10 – decided by us!
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Give your Christmas a bit of Polish

Just Recruitment’s payroll team explain how Christmas is celebrated in their home country of Poland
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Workplace dilemmas: Help! I’m dreading spending Christmas with my husband

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: what to do if the Christmas break brings horror, not cheer
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The knowledge: find out what you stand for

Discerning a set of organisational values can be a helpful way of building a sense of identity and staff cohesion. Just Recruitment Founder and Managing Director Jenny Wrightson shares tips on how to do it
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Just testing: Subaru Levorg 2.0i GT Lineartronic

Want to rediscover your love of driving? Tim Gibson reckons Subaru’s latest grand tourer is a good place to start
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Bah Humbug, it’s Christmas

As the big day approaches Peter Foy finds himself in festive mood. Sort of.
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Three singers you’ve never heard of – and they’re all called Josh

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot if you’re a musician who happens to be called “Josh”, as Tim Gibson discovers
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The benefits of employee ownership just got real

For Just Recruitment, employee ownership is about sharing the fruits of our success with the whole workforce. Which is why every member of our team has received a pre-Christmas windfall of £1,000
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Have a very merry Christmas with these seven great British traditions

Want to enjoy the magic of Christmas in a quintessentially British fashion? Here are seven seasonal traditions to inspire you
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Are you too old to make a career change? Hint: the answer is no!

An astonishing 71% of people see their work as just a job, not a career. If you feel stuck in a rut, is it too late for you to change careers?
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Five ways to make your car ready for winter

The cold months of winter can play havoc with your car. Here are five checks to do now so you don’t get caught in a storm
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How to communicate with your employees

Employee communication. The benefits include enhanced employee satisfaction and productivity, which in turn, lead to bigger profits
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Everything you need to know about “Happy Christmas Ipswich". An evening with Griff Rhys Jones & Friends in aid of EACH.

Just Recruitment Group Ltd has been announced as headline sponsor for a comedy gala evening in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Here’s the inside story
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Six of the most wonderful Christmas traditions from around the world

Every nation has its own unique way of celebrating the festive season. Here are six of the best
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“Happy Christmas Ipswich” proves huge success

EACH’s Christmas fundraiser was fronted by Griff Rhys Jones and featured many of his showbiz pals. Peter Foy was there to watch
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Can we trust “facts” when they get in the way of truth?

The general election campaign is awash with misinformation. It’s time to sort the “facts” from the truth, says Tim Gibson
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Want to get into classical music? These five pieces will help

Classical music can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but repays a closer listen. Here are five great pieces to get you started
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Want to dress like a country gent this winter? Our style tips are here to help

As the temperature and rain start to all, it’s time to finesse your winter wardrobe. Here are six must-have items, offering style that endures for the rural-dwelling gent
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Why smart workers aren’t busy doing nothing

Want to know the secret to success? Peter Foy reckons it’s all about using your energy wisely. Here’s how
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Is home working all it’s cracked up to be?

Flexible working is often perceived as a benefit to employers and employees alike. But is it really such a good idea?
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How to enjoy Christmas without breaking the bank

Christmas is an expensive season, but you needn’t get in a financial pickle. Follow our top tips for frugal festivities to protect your wallet
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We need a better politics, and it needs to happen in person

Passionate political discussion still matters. But social media isn’t the place for it to happen, says Tim Gibson
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How to make extra money with a side hustle

Like the thought of making a few quid extra each month? Read Sophie Cole’s guide to the side hustle and let the money roll in
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Why Just Recruitment supports EACH

Just Recruitment has been raising money for EACH since 2016. One of the company's directors explains why
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Want a good opening gambit? These writers can help

We all know that first impressions count. So how have the world’s most famous writers tackled the task of kicking off their stories?
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How to land a seasonal job

Christmas is coming and the wallet’s looking thin. Sophie Cole advises on how to pick up some earnings through seasonal employment
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A space to be

When your son has a rare genetic condition and needs additional support, EACH provides a place of refuge, refreshment and care
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EACH's chaplain - finding strength through weakness

EACH’s chaplain provides spiritual care for children and their families at the most difficult time. This is her story
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Melodies of life and love: meet EACH’s music therapist

Ray Travasso uses music to bring comfort and hope to patients and their families at EACH. Here’s how his work hits the high notes
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Workplace dilemmas: I just can’t help falling in love

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: dealing with habitual infatuation in the workplace
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Just testing: Range Rover Evoque D180 First Edition

The baby Range Rover proves a slow burn for our motoring correspondent, but ultimately he’s smitten
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A history of the hospice movement

There are hospices all over the UK, but many people know little of the movement’s origins. Here’s the inspiring story of how it came about
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Everyone preparing for a job interview needs to read this

Getting ready for a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but these top tips will help you nail it
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What are catalytic mechanisms?

Every business wants to achieve its objectives. Catalytic mechanisms are one guru’s recommended way of going about it, as Ernest Richardson explains
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Is it worth going to university?

With reports that some students resort to sex work to make ends meet, Lizzie Fletcher wonders if a degree is worth the cost
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Top tips for note-taking success

Effective note taking is a key skill for any professional. Here’s how to get it nailed
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Twelve things you didn’t know about Ipswich

How well do you know Ipswich? Sarah Patten explores some lesser-known facts about the Gateway to Suffolk 
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The art of management: nine steps to appraisal success

Ernest Richardson explores the role of the performance review, and how to maximise its effectivenes
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Banish interview nerves: a four-step plan

You just got the call you’ve been waiting for – you’ve been invited to that interview! After the initial excitement wears off, you begin to feel waves of dread encompass you. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone. Follow our plan to reduce nerves and n...
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This much I know: How to succeed as a working mum

Just Recruitment Consultant Abigail Webb knows a thing or two about the demands of parenthood and work. Here’s the mother-of-two’s inside track on hardest balancing act of all
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When words run out: meet EACH’s art therapist

Sandra Smith has been an art therapist at EACH for six years. She tells Tim Gibson what working for the charity means to her
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Getting things into focus

Local photographer and project coordinator worker Tony Wooderson is curating a very special exhibition this month. He explains how photography has helped addicts develop habits of mindfulness
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Ten of the best winter holiday destinations

The UK may be bracing for winter, but that’s no reason to feel glum. Not with these great winter vacations available
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Martha’s story: why EACH matters to me

Just Recruitment director Peter Foy has a very personal reason for supporting EACH. He shares it here
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Where the light shines in

Far from being a place of sorrow, a children’s hospice is full of hope, discovers Tim Gibson
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How to create the perfect cover letter

A decent cover letter can make all the difference when trying to get noticed by would-be employers. Here’s our guide to getting it right
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Six steps to attracting and retaining top talent

Want to secure the very best people for your team? Here are six things you need to do right now
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Mental health in the work place for employers and employees

Mental health in the work place is more common than you think. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems
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Five of the most unusual places to stay

As bidding opens on an overnight stay in Downton Abbey, we identify five of the coolest places to bed down
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Each Quiz Night

Quiz Night for who? Quiz Night for everyone, feel free to come along and join us! Team's of four.
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Every one of David Bowie’s studio albums rated

David Bowie was one of the most important recording artists of the last 50 years. Here’s a guide to his discography
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The Just Recruitment guide to interview dressing

If you’ve been called to an interview for your dream job, you’ll be eager to make a good impression. Here’s how to dress for success
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These five creatures can harm humans and they all live here

It’s easy to assume that we’re safe from dangerous creatures in the UK. But some species can cause harm, as Lizzie Fletcher reports
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Need to detox from Brexit? Try these five ways to unwind

If the febrile political atmosphere is getting you down, here are five ways to focus on healthier things
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Just testing: Subaru XV 1.6i SE Premium Lineartronic

Subaru’s prize-winning junior SUV impresses in all sorts of ways, says our motoring expert
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How to deal with rejection when job hunting

It can be hard to hear that you’ve not secured a job. Here are five tips to help you bounce back from professional disappointment
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What (not) to wear on dress-down Friday

Lots of employers offer the perk of dress-down Fridays. But what are the unofficial style rules you need to follow?
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Benefits of becoming a Temp

There are generally two types of work with employers – temporary and permanent. Deciding whether temporary or permanent working is for you can be difficult; to help you choose, here's our list on the benefits temporary working could offer you
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From the horse’s mouth: six books about political leaders from 1997 - 2019

As David Cameron’s memoirs hit the shelves, we identify six of the best political books post-Blair
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Why relearning the piano is the best (and hardest) thing I’ve done for years

Tim Gibson decided to mark his fortieth year by returning to a long-forgotten hobby
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Can you separate the artist from their acts?

As She Said hits the shelves, Lizzie Fletcher wonders if it’s okay to carry on enjoying artists who are accused of behaving immorally
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Fleabag stage show: review (NT Live screening)

The original stage play of Fleabag is on in the West End. Evie Prosser caught up with an NT Live screening at her local cinema
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How to use LinkedIn to get your next job

If you’re in the market for a job, the world’s largest professional networking site is the place to be. Here are six ways to maximise your chances of success
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Three things to love and hate about the new Land Rover Defender

After years of waiting, the covers are off the new Land Rover Defender. But is it worthy of the hype?
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Why this has been a wonderful summer of cricket (no matter what happens at The Oval)

England may not have won the Ashes, but it’s still been a memorable summer for cricket fans old and new
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Workplace dilemmas: I feel marginalised for my views about Brexit

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: how to cope when you’re at odds with your colleagues over politics
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How to create your company’s environmental strategy

The environment is hot news right now. Here’s how to make sure your business has an environmental strategy that really makes a difference
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Why it’s time you got into country music (and eight albums to help)

Modern country music isn’t all about dead dogs and broken hearts. Here’s why you should definitely give it a go
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Six ways to keep the summer spirit alive

As the leaves begin to turn, it’s easy to feel glum about the onset of autumn. But here are six ways to retain the carefree spirit of summer
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Time for tea? Five tips for the office tea round

Office workers around the country dread their turn to make the tea. So here are our top tips to help you get the most out of teatime
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The climate it’s a changin'!

Become better informed about the most pressing issue of the day with Just Recruitment's series on climate change. Our content includes important information and facts, as well as a range of opinions.
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Five goals to achieve within your first year at a new job

The first year in a new job is crucial to laying the foundations for future success. Make your first 12 months count by achieving these five important career goals
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Five podcasts that will change your life

Listening to podcasts enhances concentration, fires imagination and makes you more compassionate. Here’s how
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Saving the planet or salving your conscience?

As part of our series about climate change, Peter Foy challenges us all to make a real difference
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“We just need to get serious about climate change”: a teenager’s perspective on global warming

As teenage activist Greta Thunberg dominates the headlines, our work-experience student offers his own views on climate change
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Five quick meals using barbecue leftovers

‘Tis the season to be grilling. But what do you do with the mountain of sausages and burgers afterwards? Our resident foodie has some tips
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Surprising jobs celebs did before they were famous (no. 4 is completely unexpected!)

No one is born famous. But it’s still surprising to hear about the jobs celebs did before hitting the big time
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Why Study Theology?

It may not seem like the obvious degree to kick-start your career. So why bother reading Theology at uni?
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Workplace dilemmas: I’m worried my career is stalling

Our agony uncle offers advice on your problems. This time, what to do when you feel your career has lost momentum
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Want to stop climate change? Here are six things you can do right now

Global warming has never been of more concern. Here’s how you can do your bit to save the planet
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Five things to do after the job interview

So, you’ve prepared for the big interview and nailed it. Should you breathe a sigh of relief and forget about it until you receive a call from your recruiter? Hint: the answer is no!
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What are negative interest rates, and how will they affect you?

Negative interest rates are becoming more common globally. How do they work, and what’s their impact?
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My identity was stolen. Now I can’t remortgage

When Rosie Drayton’s identity was stolen, she didn’t realise the impact it would have on her life
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Just testing: Isuzu D-Max Blade 4x4 Double Cab Auto

Our motoring man gets his hands on a prize-winning pick-up
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John McDonnell berates Sajid Javid. How should he respond?

The new chancellor of the exchequer has been criticised by Labour’s big hitter. How should he respond?
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Why it’s a sweet summer for strawberry lovers

There’s been a bumper crop of strawberries in the UK this year. So if you enjoy a sweet and healthy treat, now’s the time to indulge
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A beginner’s guide to “meaningful travel”

Want to invest your holiday experiences with a bit more emotional charge? Meaningful travel is the way to go
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Why I can’t wait for Series 2 of Whitehouse and Mortimer Gone Fishing

Two middle-aged blokes on a riverbank may not sound like riveting TV, but Tim Gibson reckons it’s the best thing he’s watched in years
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Five habits of great employees

Everyone is keen to impress their employer. Try on these habits for size, and you’ll be on the path to success
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Read this if you’re addicted to your phone

Spending too much time on your phone isn’t doing your health any good. Here’s how to cut down on your screen time
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Three reasons why Killing Eve Series 2 was bound to fall flat (and why it’s actually still amazing)

What’s gone wrong with Killing Eve? That question has dominated water-cooler conversations in workplaces up and down the country over recent weeks.
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How employers can close the social mobility gap

Tim Gibson explores how employers can aid social mobility
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Is it time for us to put on Gorilla suits?

Peter Foy explores how we balance the need for certainty with the need to embrace the new.
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How to switch careers in your 20s and 30s

Do you feel as if your career is drifting in the wrong direction? Take the initiative and make a change. Here’s how
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How to make an impact in your new job

As the new PM takes up his post, Ernie Richardson explains how he can hit the ground running
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Five steps to dealing with professional disappointment

Jeremy Hunt isn’t the only person who’ll be feeling down about a missed opportunity this week. Here’s how to cope if life doesn’t go as planned
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Dylan disappoints, but Neil stays Young forever

Two rock giants, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, shared the bill at Hyde Park. Peter Foy shares his thoughts on a great day out.
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Inspirational people: Billie Jean King, tennis player, equal rights campaigner

It took an impressive person to put women’s tennis on the map. 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King was more than up to the task
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Workplace dilemmas: my customer is over familiar and it makes me uncomfortable

Tim gives advice on readers' workplace dilemmas. In this article we tackle an over attentive customer.
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How to establish a presence in the digital age

If you want a job, you need to establish your professional identity online. Here’s how to go about it
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Fascinated by the 1960s Space Race? Read our brief history to find out more

Peter Foy charts the history of the highly political race to put a man on the moon
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Why alcohol-free beer may be the perfect summer tipple

Sales of alcohol-free beer have soared in recent years, as punters flock to enjoy a raft of new products
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Five ways to make your people more creative

If there’s one trait that every employer wants to bring out in their staff, it’s creativity
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How to be the king or queen of time management

Modern life is full of pressure, and there are never enough hours in the day. But with our tips, you’ll rule time, rather than letting it rule you.
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Three reasons why employee ownership is great for the economy

Employee ownership isn’t just good for the companies that adopt it. It also benefits the country’s economy
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Four of the biggest employee-owned companies in the UK

The countdown to Employee Ownership Day continues, and today we’re celebrating by profiling four of the biggest co-owned companies in the UK
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Just five benefits of employee ownership (to businesses)

As our countdown to Employee Ownership Day (28 June 2019) continues, here are five ways employee ownership benefits companies
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Employee Ownership Day 28.06.19: the countdown begins

In the run up to Employee Ownership Day, Just Recruitment will be distilling its expertise on the topic
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Feeling stressed? Try this technique to help you unwind

Modern life is full of stress. Here’s a technique to help you manage the pressure points
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A beginner’s guide to motorcycling

Paul Allen passed his bike test in Ipswich in the 1970s. He tells us how to do it in the 21st century
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How to make yourself job ready

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What do the phrase “quality jobs” actually mean?

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Stepping up: how to find your ideal next job

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Five top tips for branding success

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Why I became a writer: a builder’s tale

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In praise of plastic

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Workplace dilemmas: do I tell my boss I found his personal document on the work computer?

Each month, our resident agony uncle deals with your workplace concerns. This month, protecting a colleague’s confidentiality
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Five of the best holiday reads

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Hi-Fi founder gives staff a richer future

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Why encouragement is the greatest motivator

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Just on mental health and wellbeing

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All you need to know about interviews

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Workplace dilemmas: how do I settle back into work after my operation?

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Just testing: Subaru Outback 2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic

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What’s the value of your degree?

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How to beat the post-grad blues

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The tech time bomb that could floor your business

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All about content

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Top tips guide

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Anyone who wants to work in the media should read this

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Business insight: Analysing UK employment figures

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The future of work

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Jobs currently available

Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910031
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer with significant experience in electronics development for instrumentation.

Relocation package could be considered for the successful applicant.

This will be a senior engineering role, working as part of a dedicated R&D team responsible for coordinating sustaining activities across the broad range of our life-saving products.

Our client offers a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to stretch beyond your comfort zone in order to grow both personally and professionally as well as a competitive salary and benefits package and flexible working.

You will work closely with Manufacturing, Quality and Service to coordinate platform enhancements, implement cost reduction projects, drive corrective actions in response to field issues, respond to new regulatory requirements and mitigate manufacturing supply risk and manufacturing quality issues for our blood gas and urinalysis product lines.

You will also be responsible for providing electrical support to your team and daily activities will include investigating hardware complaints, researching and implementing alternative instrument components and designs, identifying lower-cost solutions, developing project schedules, defining V&V plans and ensuring on-time execution of plans.

Your qualifications and experience:

  • B.Eng or M.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering, with significant experience in electronics development for instrumentation (at least five years or more)
  • Good understanding of basic multidisciplinary engineering fundamentals and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Hands-on experience with analogue and digital design, board layout and qualification, programmable logic and control system development, especially for electromechanical devices
  • The ability to function well both independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Experience with OrCAD, Mentor Graphics PADS, Mentor Graphics Expedition, Microsoft Office or equivalent programs is necessary
  • Experience with stepper motor controls, LabVIEW and Minitab is a plus but not essential
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Mortgage Advisers
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £27,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909759
About the role

Just Recruitment is representing a growing Mortgage Brokerage based in the Ipswich area.

Due to continued growth, they are looking to recruit experienced Mortgage Advisers to join their team.

The roles itself will be telephone based with all leads provided.

You must be CeMAP qualified with experience as an Adviser.

In return, we can offer you a highly competitive salary with on-target earnings of £60,000 PA.

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Audit Senior/Semi Senior
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909964
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Audit Senior/Semi Senior to work in any location across East Anglia and London.

Overview:

The company’s dedicated public sector assurance team in East Anglia operate across the whole region from bases in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and London, servicing clients in those locations, as well as Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex and Surrey.

The public sector clients include an extensive range of NHS, local and central government organisations, including the police and fire services. These vary in size, from £50 million to £2.2 billion gross expenditure per annum, and in technical complexity.

The Audit Senior works as part of an audit team or takes responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client under manager supervision.  The Audit Senior manages the audit team and supervises the audit process to ensure our audits are of high quality.

This role is open for applicants that wish to work in any of our locations across East Anglia and London.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.
  • Predominant amount of time will be spent off-site at clients’ premises.
  • Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.
  • Produce work for the Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.
  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.
  • Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.
  • Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.
  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.
  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.
  • Participate in group, stream and firm-wide activities.

Requirements:
Required

  • Newly Qualified ACA/ICAS/CIPFA/ACCA Qualified or overseas equivalent.
  • Educated up to degree level.
  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site.
  • Working knowledge of International Auditing Standards (IAS), IFRS, UK GAAP.
  • Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.

Desirable
Public sector external audit experience (Local Government, NHS, Central Government, Charities).

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Payroll Assistant Manager
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £40,000 - £46,000 per annum
Location: Norwich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909895
About the role

Do you have a background in Payroll? Are you looking for the next step up?

Due to continued expansion, our client is now looking for a Payroll Assistant Manager to join their team.

As an Assistant Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth and efficient delivery of a growing payroll bureau. Working alongside other managers to develop their existing client base.

You will have:

  • Significant experience of end to end payroll
  • The ability to manage and mentor colleagues
  • A strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbook or Xero

A background of working within a payroll bureau is necessary to be considered for this opportunity.

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Maintenance Administrator
Sector: Engineering & Technical
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909848
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Maintenance Administrator to join a company based in Ipswich, on a 12/18-month FTC.

As the Maintenance Administrator, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of a full range of administrative support within the Service and Maintenance department, ensuring excellent customer service always.

This is a busy role supporting many maintenance contracts while coordinating a number of engineers.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Work with colleagues within the branch to ensure incoming telephone calls are answered and dealt with effectively.
  • Liaise with customers and arrange for engineer site visits to be completed on time.
  • Plan maintenance jobs and delegate to engineers, ensuring engineers have the information necessary in order to be able to deliver a good service to the customer.
  • Provide maintenance quotations to new clients following the installation of new equipment.
  • Be responsible for the renewal of maintenance contracts.
  • Production and administration of maintenance invoices.
  • Chase maintenance quotes.
  • To comply with all Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures and all other company policies and procedures.
  • Ad hoc administrative duties as required.
  • Work effectively as part of a small team, filling in and supporting colleagues in periods of absence or high workload.
  • To perform any other reasonable duties commensurate with these responsibilities, the band of the post and skill and qualifications of the post-holder.

To be considered for the position you will have:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role/industry.
  • Proficient in using CRM systems.
  • Intermediate Excel.
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Production Operative x 15
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £8.45 per hour
Location: Linton
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909808
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for 15 Production Operatives on behalf of a company based in Linton.

Due to new contracts, the company is rapidly expanding!!

Full training will be provided.

If you are available immediately, had experience within warehouse, production or assembly work and would be happy to work shifts 4 on, 4 off, 06:00 until 17:30 call us now!

Hourly rate: £8.45 to start with but will go up to £9.47 after you are fully trained with overtime at £12.67!

We look forward to hearing from you!!

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Part-time Telesales Agent
Sector: Sales
Salary: £10.00 per hour
Location: Haverhill
Role: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909961
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Part-time Telesales Person on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Haverhill.

The company is launching a new product and is looking for someone to assist with generating sales leads and face to face sales appointments.

Responsibilities:

  • Telesales to generate sales leads and appointments
  • To generate face to face sales appointments

*Initial training will be given*

Software knowledge:

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Telephone system

Qualifications / Certificates / Licences:

  • Clean driving licence
  • Good general education to at least GCSE/O Level Standard

Person specification essential:

  • Positive attitude, prepared for open thinking and change
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good telephone manner – respectful, courteous and polite

Person specification ideal:

  • Previous experience working in an office environment
  • Previous experience/training in sales and telemarketing

Working hours are flexible, but the hours must be worked between 8:30am-5:00pm.

20 hours per week.

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Assembler
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £9.40 - £14.10 per hour
Location: Chelmsford
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909962
About the role

Just Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Assembler to join a leading manufacturer of bespoke machinery due to continued growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Wiring
  • Electrical Sub-assembly
  • Soldering
  • Crimping
  • Stripping wires
  • Cutting wires to length
  • Cable/loom assembly
  • Wire/Cable termination
  • Working from Electrical diagrams/schematics/drawings
  • Basic Mechanical assembly

Skills and experience needed:

  • Previous experience in electrical assembly
  • Ability to work both independently and/or part of a team
  • Be efficient, enthusiastic and methodical in their work

Hours of Work:

07:30 -16:00, Monday to Friday (overtime available) at £9.40 per hour.

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Claims Account Manager
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909930
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting on behalf of an Ipswich based Insurer who is currently in the process of expanding its Commercial Property Claims Division.

They are looking for a Client Account Manager to join their expanding team….

Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for providing oversight of the insurer’s Delegated Authority Partners and ensuring internal governance obligations are met.

Collaborate with Claims Leadership, claims adjusters, DUG and CDAG, regional and underwriting counterparts, brokers, coverholders and third-party administrators (TPAs). Ensure excellent service provided to our external stakeholders and ensure the insurer is compliant with regulatory requirements.

To be considered for this opportunity you will have:

Previous experience in UK Property Claims working within Delegated Authority Arrangements and have a working knowledge of applicable local regulations.

 

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Property Claims Operations and Business Support
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909931
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a leading insurer based in Ipswich who is looking to strengthen its property claims division by appointing an Operations and Business Support Lead.

You will be responsible for leading and coordinating critical claims operational activities within the UK Property claims team.

The role includes

Accountability for implementation of strategic and local initiatives through effective stakeholder and project management.

Working with the Regional Operations Lead and the Head of Property Claims - UK, the role will play a pivotal part in the day to day operations and continuous improvement agenda of the UK Property Claims Team.

The Lead will collaborate with stakeholders across the region in order to improve engagement and to best advance the local and regional team business objectives.

To be considered for the role you must have:

  • Project/change management experience.
  • Excellent excel and data analysis skills.
  • Property claims experience desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the London and UK Market.
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Property Claims Adjuster
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909929
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for 4 x Property Claims Adjuster to join a leading insurer based in Ipswich.

Are you a commercial Property Claims handler looking for a new challenge?

Do you like the sound of managing a portfolio with a mix of Lloyd’s and company market business?

Do you have previous property claims experience either domestic or commercial property?

Knowledge of ECF would be an advantage but not essential.

If you have the relevant experience then this could be a great opportunity for you.

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Senior Estates Surveyor
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909900
About the role

A specialist property consultancy based in the heart of Ipswich is currently looking for an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor / Estates surveyor to join their team.

You will have experience of a wide range of different property types e.g. residential, leisure, retail, education covering the following:

  • Undertake high value and complex projects
  • Support the Head of Estates and stand in as required
  • Take responsibility for delegating work to the wider team
  • Supervise the quality of work completed by the team
  • Undertake bespoke projects as required with limited support
  • Carry out non-project work to support the business

To be considered for the role you must have the following:

  • MRICS General Practice Chartered Surveyor with several years of practical, relevant experience.
  • Be an RICS Registered Valuer or be able to apply
  • Experience of the commercial property market, including valuation and transaction
  • Understanding of the public sector and the main issues affecting the public sector estate
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Warehouse Assistant
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £18,000 - £18,200 per annum
Location: Halstead, Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909911
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Warehouse Assistant to join a company based in Halstead, Essex.

Having a driving licence and owning your own transport is a must as you will be required to work some days in the Sudbury warehouse and some in the Halstead warehouse.

You must be physically fit as some lifting of heavy items will be required.

The job will entail using hand scanners, picking and packing items into boxes and applying courier labels.

Attention to detail is a must.

You will also be required to help with offloading containers and other general warehouse duties.

The company offers:

  • The opportunity to be part of a happy and friendly team.
  • Career advancing opportunities if desired.
  • In-house training provided.
  • 28 days holiday pay (including bank holidays).
  • Free tea, coffee and other hot drinks!
  • Free parking.
  • Free pizza when working over peak periods such as the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend!
  • Staff discounts via Perkbox.

Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.30pm with 1 hour break.

You will need to be willing to work overtime during peak periods.

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Software Developer
Sector: Information Technology
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909897
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Software Developer on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

You will be responsible for planning application developments, coding applications and supporting business applications in use.
You will also be required to maintain documentation and, occasionally, support training of end-users.

General activities:

  • Application development and support.
  • Documentation development and maintenance.
  • Data analysis.
  • Customer integration assistance.
  • Code review.
  • Any other tasks directed by the Head of Digital or skills level 5+ Manager.

Essential candidate requirements:

  • A strong understanding of low-level programming languages (i.e. C, C++, Rust, Go).
  • A good understanding of relational SQL databases (i.e. MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres).
  • Relevant qualifications within software development/engineering.
  • Full U.K. driving licence.

Working Monday to Friday - Core office hours.
Option to work 1-2 days from home per week available.
Free parking available.
Salary £35,000 - £45,000 DOE.

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Stores Operative
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 per hour
Location: Dunmow
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary to Permanent
Job ref: 909893
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an experienced Stores Operative for an immediate start in Dunmow due to an increase in demand.

Your duties will include:

  • Maintain the stores in a professional manner ensuring the computer records are accurately maintained in accordance with the company procedures
  • Daily booking in and out of components, kits as well as finished products to achieve on-time delivery of customer's orders
  • Regularly reconcile physical stock to computerised records Identify and record problems with bills of material or assemblies to conform with ISO9001
  • Book in goods received, pack and dispatch completed orders
  • Be responsible for own health and safety and personal development, keeping up to date with relevant issues in relation to job role and to demonstrate good housekeeping

Previous experience is essential although some training will be provided.

Shifts are Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:30 with a 15:45 finish on Fridays.

Stores Operative Pay Rate: £9.50-£10.00 DOE

This is a full time, permanent role for the right person subject to a successful 12 week probation.

 

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Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909711
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an experienced Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Sudbury.

You will be keen to get involved with all aspects of the Bodyshop.

Duties:

  • To strip and fit damaged panels, interior trim and mechanical/electrical parts
  • To perform all work assigned in a timely manner, economically and to company and manufacturers standards
  • Assess faults
  • Job cards and assessment reports
  • Accessing and removing mechanical and electrical components
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • Removing and re-installing mechanical and electrical systems
  • Vehicle valeting
  • To operate equipment and carry out all duties in a safe manner
  • To maintain equipment, protective clothing and work areas in a clean, tidy and safe condition
  • To maintain a high level of competence for the work to be undertaken by undergoing on-site training, attending courses at suppliers and manufacturers and reading technical bulletins as required

Qualifications:

  • ATA or NVQ is essential

Personal qualities:

  • Reliable friendly and willing to continue gaining training to keep up with the latest technology
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CAD Operative
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: discussed on application
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909725
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a CAD Operative on behalf of a company based in Braintree, Essex.

The Main Purpose of the role is to provide proposal and manufacturing drawings for structural steelwork and architectural metalwork interpreting structural and architectural designs.

Your duties will include:

  • To interpret engineers and architect’s drawings.
  • To communicate and liaise with client engineers and architects where solutions are required.
  • To prepare proposal and manufacturing drawings using AutoCAD 2D and Tekla software.
  • Prepare relevant parts/bolt/cutting lists.
  • To issue completed drawings to works for manufacture.
  • To oversee any co-ordination with production staff regarding manufacture.
  • To liaise with site installation crews regarding details if required.

Qualifications and/or experience required:

  • Solid technical background and experience. (Within the structural and architectural steelwork market.)
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • CAD experience essential. (Tekla 3D preferred.)
  • Computer literate and conversant in the use of software packages such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

This is a full-time, permanent position working on a 41.5 hour week, Monday – Friday.

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Corporate Account Executive
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £70,000 - £100,000 per annum
Location: London
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909479
About the role

One of our clients is looking for a Corporate Account Executive to join their team as a result of continued growth.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop your career in an entrepreneurial environment.

By managing a portfolio, you will take responsibility for some of the largest UK upper corporate clients within the division across multiple industries including retail, manufacturing, food & beverage, construction and distribution companies.

As the Account Executive, you will identify a client's risk management objectives.

Your duties will include:

  • Agree and implement a client service plan and annual timetable of visits appropriate to the size and complexity of the client, to build commitment, develop relationships and review performance. Implement, monitor and control the renewal procedure.
  • Advise upon changes in perceived risk exposures.
  • Assist clients in the event of major claims and ensure overall claims service provided is to the agreed standards.
  • Review with appropriate associates at the earliest opportunity, any case under attack or where perceived vulnerable or where there are concerns about the relationship.
  • Maintain renewal income to at least budgeted levels and in line with set and agreed personal objectives.

To be considered for the role you will need:

  • Extensive experience working with UK based corporate clients.
  • Expertise in helping clients manage large and complex risk within the upper corporate market space.
  • You will be a highly driven and service lead insurance professional with great business acumen, demonstrating the ability to identify how you can add value from an insurance and risk perspective to large corporate clients.
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Office Administrator
Sector: Business, Consulting and Management
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909313
About the role

We are working with a local independent provider of windows and doors; and due to expansion, they are looking to add an office administrator to join their team.

You will be responsible for being the first point of contact for customers both face to face and over the phone, as well as responding to customers with quotations within a timely manner.

You will have an excellent telephone manner, be proficient in email and Microsoft packages and hold a full clean driving licence.

As part of the role you may be required to help occasionally with loading and unloading and may be needed to run errands thereby needing a driving licence.

Our client is looking for someone who is keen and willing to learn.

Office hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Architectural Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Location: Woodbridge
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909310
About the role

Our Client is looking for a Architectural Designer to join their growing team.

This company specialises in building award winning homes across East Anglia.

Due to continued growth, our client requires an Architectural Designer with a minimum of 2 years experience specialising in Urban Residential principles.

Other than being competent in the use of CAD, they will also be interested in individuals in the more traditional method of sketching freehand.

In return the ideal candidate will receive a generous basic salary with added bonuses such as a company car allowance, 25 days holiday and a strong pension.

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Architectural Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909917
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Architectural Designer to join a company with an ever-growing team based in Ipswich.

You will be required to assist in all aspects of Architectural Design, ranging from presentations for clients to working with the construction team.

Ideally, you will be in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), have good design and drawing skills as well as have a keen interest in buildings and the built environment.

 

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Architectural Technologist
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909239
About the role

We are looking for a Architectural Technologist to join our ever growing team.

You will assist on all aspects of architectural design, ranging from presentations for clients to working with the construction team.

Ideally you will be in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), have good design, drawing skills and have a keen interest in buildings and the built environment.

 

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Account Handler
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909306
About the role

We are working on behalf of a specialist division servicing a portfolio of risk managed UK corporate accounts.

Due to continued growth, they are looking to recruit an Account Handler to join their hands-on team.

You will be responsible for supporting Account Executives on a day to day servicing on a mixture of UK retail accounts offering prominently Property, Casualty, and Motor cover.

If you are an account handler who has some experience of servicing premiums with fees in excess of 100K, are both technical and client facing and would be interested in moving into the corporate market then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

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Quality Control Supervisor
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £10.60 per hour
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909357
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be assisting with a well-regarded, large food production company based on the outskirts of Bury St Edmund's, they are looking to add a Quality Supervisor to their existing team.

The role is responsible for the daily supervision and efficient running of the QA department and all related quality control functions. With a responsibility for ensuring staff compliance to the company Hygiene and Health & Safety policies, as well as any additional tasks deemed necessary to achieve this.

Duties include:

  • Supervisory control of the QC operatives.
  • Organisation of the department according to staffing levels.
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager in relation to fulfilling departmental requirements.
  • Assist with the management and control of all aspects of the quality management system relevant to all QC activities and functions, and ensure all customer specific requirements are adhered to and maintained.
  • To bring to the attention of management any issue that could compromise food safety, quality or legality.
  • Assist with the issue of new or revised QC documentation and procedures within the department, and ensure all daily QC records are completed and signed off prior to archiving.
  • Support the Quality Manager and the QC team on any quality related issues.
  • Support the Quality Manager with new production runs and factory trials as required.
  • Ensure the QC room and Laboratory are kept clean and tidy.
  • Management of sample requests from sales and new product development.
  • Ensure the training and competence of staff is monitored and upheld.
  • Assist with conducting departmental audits and pro-actively liaise with production management on any related issues.
  • Assist with customer complaint and foreign body investigations.
  • Assist with customer and third party audit preparation, and participate where required.
  • Cooperate with Management, Supervisory Staff and other operatives.
  • Ensure staff compliance to the company Hygiene and Health & Safety policies.
  • To perform a wide range of QC activities and functions throughout the manufacturing process, and in different areas of the factory, including the routine inspection and verification of products according to procedure, against specification and to quality standards. Including(not exhaustive) internal audits testing and swabbing.
  • Conduct product inspections off site as and when required.
  • Accurately record data relating to product conformity and in a timely manner.
  • General administrative tasks for the department including filing and archiving records.
  • To bring to the attention of management any issue that could compromise food safety, quality or legality.
  • Report any Health and Safety hazards within working areas.
  • Ensure damaged equipment is not used and any defects are reported to engineers immediately.
  • Fully co-operate with site management and the workforce.
  • To have a flexible approach to work in order to meet changing business requirements.
  • Carry out all duties as deemed necessary by managerial or supervisory staff to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the factory.
  • Compliance to Health and Safety rules at all times.
  • Compliance to company policies, practices and standard operating procedures.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working within a fast moving food manufacturing environment within a quality/ technical role.
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification or time served experience.
  • Good IT, literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Confident talking to auditors and customers.
  • To take a consistent and fair approach when implementing company policies and procedures.
  • Keen eye for detail and accurate data recording skills.
  • Good level of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to prioritise and multi task.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team - offering further training, development and progression.

Free parking is available on site.

This role involves working shifts - which will be discussed at the point of your application.

 

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Shift Supervisor - Nights
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £10.60 per hour
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909358
About the role

Our client a well-regarded food manufacturer and producer based near Bury St Edmund's is looking to recruit a shift supervisor - nights,  to add to their long standing and successful team.

The role includes the daily management and efficient running of the production department. With a responsibility for ensuring staff compliance to the company Hygiene and Health and Safety policies, and any additional tasks deemed necessary to achieve this.

Key duties include:

  • Supervisory control of production Operatives.
  • Liaise with the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager in relation to fulfilling departmental requirements.
  • Liaise with the departmental trainer regarding training requirements and ensure the competence of staff is monitored and upheld.
  • Ensuring traceability is maintained at all times throughout the department.
  • Ensure all process paperwork is completed accurately throughout the shift.
  • Ensure daily machinery start up checks are completed.
  • Take responsibility for, manage and quarantine products which do not meet quality standards.
  • Ensure all products are produced according to specification.
  • To provide cover for the Assistant Production Manager as and when required.
  • Ensure that a good standard of good manufacturing practice, hygiene and housekeeping is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure damaged equipment is not used and any defects are reported to engineers immediately.
  • Ensure staff compliance to the company Hygiene and Health & Safety policies.
  • To have a flexible approach to work in order to meet changing business requirements.
  • Carry out all duties as deemed necessary by supervisory or managerial staff to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the factory.
  • Compliance to Health and Safety rules at all times.
  • Compliance to all company policies, practices and standard operating procedures.

Knowledge required for this role:

  • Knowledge, understanding and compliance of Hygiene and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Understanding of the importance of traceability batch coding and how it is applied.
  • Allergen and Organic product knowledge and segregation requirements.

Personal skills required:

  • Experience working within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Self-motivated and an ability to engage staff.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Good level of written and spoken English.
  • To take a consistent and fair approach when implementing company policies and procedures.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organisation with a firm belief in personal development and training - excellent company benefits are on offer as well as free parking and further progression opportunities.

This is a full time perm role - offering an excellent package for the right candidate.

Please note - this role is working on Night shifts

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Finance Assistant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909331
About the role

Our client is a Design and Building Consultancy in the heart of Ipswich.

Due to company growth, the company is now looking for a finance assistant to join the current finance team.

- You will need to provide support to the management accountant on financial matters,

- Provide support to the Management Accountant on financial matters.

- Ensure financial information is available on a timely basis.

- Work flexibly to support delivery across the service.

- Take ownership for own personal development.

- Support the effective delivery of financial information for The Group.

- Ensure accurate and timely information is available for budget monitoring.

- Day to day administration of orders, invoices and payments in Sage for multiple companies.

- Assist with preparation of annual auditor pack to external auditor deadline.

- Assist with other tasks as and when required to assist the Business Team.

- Research and keep up to date on developments in financial and procurement regulations - relating to the property sectors we are or intending to operate in.

- Maintain knowledge of relevant systems and technology in support of the business function.

- Ensure that budgets are monitored effectively and actions to address any issues are planned in.

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Field Service Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 per annum
Location: UK
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909272
About the role

Are you an experienced dental engineer?

Have you previously worked in a field-based role?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for Field Service Engineers on behalf of a company that is a leading supplier in their field based in Witham, Essex.

We are predominately looking for engineers based in Manchester, Gloucester, London, Leicester and Basingstoke.

The purpose of this role is to attend customer sites on a reactive/planned/installation request basis to carry out work as required.

Your duties will include:

  • Delivery, installation and validation of new equipment
  • Carrying out scheduled maintenance as required
  • Attending breakdowns and resolving to completion of repair
  • Carry out site surveys as required
  • Accurate recording of data to complete reports both internally and to customers
  • Carrying out work within contract guidelines or advising the customer if any additional costs incurred
  • Completion of job-related paperwork and e-forms efficiently and professionally
  • Managing your own spare parts van stock levels
  • Providing technical assistance to customers, office staff and fellow engineers
  • Assisting customers with advice in all areas of engineering, equipment performance and regulatory compliance
  • Promotion of equipment sales and contract consolidation options available to the customer

In return, you will get your own van to use for personal use as well, and will receive opportunities for overtime!

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Production Operative
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £8.22 - £8.44 per hour
Location: Halstead Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 907813
About the role

Just Recruitment is seeking driven Production Operatives to work for a company based in Halstead, Essex.

Are you looking for a new opportunity?
Are you willing and motivated?
Are you flexible and reliable?

The role will include:

  • General warehouse duties
  • Cleaning down the work areas
  • Production of dry food
  • Moving boxes
  • Picking and packing products

Shifts available:

22:00 - 07:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:30

Don’t delay, contact us today!

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Driver/Warehouse
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 per hour
Location: Dagenham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909196
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Driver/Warehouse position on behalf of a company based in Dagenham.

This position is a temporary ongoing position with fantastic opportunities.

Your role will include but not limited to:

  • Multidrop driving, in and around the London area.
  • General warehouse duties.
  • Scanning and barcoding of products.

You will need the following skills:

  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Must be over 21 for insurance purposes.
  • Have good attention to detail.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, these will be flexible depending on drop times on routes.

Pay rate will be £9.50 to £10.00 per hour depending on experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Account Handler
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909170
About the role

Do you have 2 years’ experience in insurance and seeking your next challenge?

Our client based in Ipswich is recruiting for an Account Handler to join their team.

Duties include:

  • Providing administrative support and servicing business for designated Account Executives or Small Business Unit Team as required in a professional, timely and efficient manner.
  • Handling new business, MTAs and renewals.
  • Provide excellent service to clients, making sure that Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) is paramount in all dealings with customers.
  • Provide customers/clients with appropriate insurance cover and advice whilst maintaining competitive premiums.
  • Advising insurers in respect of all new business, amendments and renewal transactions.
  • Communicating with clients and ensuring that they are fully aware of the cover provided and any gaps in cover or significant terms, conditions or exclusions.

Benefits:

  • Office hours are 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with 1-hour lunch, 35 hours per week.
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays increasing every 5 years up to a max of 30 days.
  • Life insurance cover of 3 x salary on Death in Service.
  • BUPA Private Health Insurance after completion of probation.
  • Company Sick Pay.
  • Pension – Company contributes 6% and employee contributes 4% or more.
  • Training/Exams offered and encouraged, study leave allowed.
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Senior Auditor
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum
Location: Suffolk – Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908396
About the role

Our client, a leading independent accountancy firm are looking to recruit a Senior Auditor Assistant to join their practice in Suffolk.

As the Senior Auditor you will be working as part of the Corporate and Commercial Division. You will lead site audit teams, providing a hands on compliance and /or advisory role that meets or exceeds client's expectations and supports your partner/manager team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare the audit plan and ensure it appropriately addresses audit objectives
  • Take an active part in the audit planning and fraud discussion to identify audit risks and appropriate audit strategy.
  • Oversee all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion.
  • Ensure planned audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy audit objectives.
  • Communicate any issues relating to an audit with manager or partner including matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage.
  • Prepare or review audit documentation and drafts of the financial statements.
  • Ensure the efficient use of appropriate software packages.
  • Delegate work with other members of the audit team ensuring Juniors understand their responsibilities and have received appropriate on-the-job training/coaching.
  • Produce commercial management reports, specifically drafting sections of the report to management.
  • Address, discuss and advance conclusion in respect of technical and audit issues identified during the course of the audit.
  • Control the audit in relation to timescales, budgets and risk managements procedures.
  • Provide feedback through regular communication and timely assignment appraisal.

You MUST have experience of working with an external client base in a professional accountancy practice.

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Senior Auditor
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum
Location: Norfolk – Norwich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908398
About the role

Our client, a leading independent accountancy firm are looking to recruit a Senior Auditor Assistant to join their practice in Norfolk.

As the Senior Auditor you will be working as part of the Corporate and Commercial Division, you will lead site audit teams, providing a hands on compliance and /or advisory role that meets or exceeds client's expectations and supports your partner/manager team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepares the audit plan and ensures it appropriately addresses audit objectives.
  • Takes an active part in the audit planning and fraud discussion to identify audit risks and appropriate audit strategy.
  • Oversees all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion.
  • Ensure planned audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy audit objectives.
  • Communicate any issues relating to an audit with manager or partner including matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage.
  • Prepares or review audit documentation and drafts of the financial statements.
  • Ensure the efficient use of appropriate software packages.
  • Delegate work with other members of the audit team ensuring Juniors understand their responsibilities and have received appropriate on-the-job training/coaching.
  • Produce commercial management reports, specifically drafting sections of the report to management.
  • Address, discuss and advance conclusion in respect of technical and audit issues identified during the course of the audit.
  • Control the audit in relation to timescales, budgets and risk managements procedures.
  • Provide feedback through regular communication and timely assignment appraisal.

You MUST have experience of working with an external client base in a professional accountancy practice.

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Accounts Assistant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £20,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908394
About the role

Our client, a leading independent accountancy firm are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join their practice.

As the Accounts Assistant you will assist in the preparation of accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders, drafting tax computations and preparing VAT returns across a wide range of sectors.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To assist in the preparation of year end and management accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders.
  • Drafting tax computations.
  • Preparing VAT returns.
  • Drafting Self-Assessment and Partnership Tax Returns.
  • Providing a hands-on compliance role that meets or exceeds client expectations and supports the Business and Private team. 

Excellent communication skills, initiative and the ability to organise yourself is essential.

This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified AAT to develop their career further and to work as part of our growing Business and Private team.

Experience and skills required:

To be considered for the role you must have current / previous experience of working with an external client base in an account practice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Welder
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: Up to £12.75 per hour
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary to Permanent
Job ref: 901861
About the role

Just Recruitment are looking for an experienced welder on behalf of our busy manufacturing client based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic welder to join a busy expanding company on a temporary to permanent basis.

The candidate must be:

  • Hard working.
  • Willing to learn and prove themselves.
  • Ambitious.
  • Reliable.
  • Minimum 1 year experience.
  • MIG and TIG is desirable.

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Friday 8:00am-14:00pm.

Pay rate:

  • £12.75 Per hour.

 

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Call Handler
Sector: Customer Service
Salary: £8.50 - £9.00 per hour
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909115
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Call handler to join our clients exciting company based in Haverhill on a temporary on going position.

This position also has the opportunity to go permanent for the right candidate!

This position will involve:

  • Taking a high level of incoming calls.
  • Directing calls from customers to the correct colleague.
  • Taking messages and passing them on to the right person.

The successful candidate will need the following skills:

  • A good attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service levels.
  • Experience working within an office environment.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm.

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