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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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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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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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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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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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Cyber security

Cyber fraud is major business, what can we do to protect ourselves.
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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

It can be a shock to start work after full-time education. But as thousands of students leave school, college and university, now’s the time to get in practice
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The best 10 albums from the 1970s (in my opinion)

Once in a while, we ask a member of the Just Recruitment team to name their favourite music from a given era. This time, Peter Foy gives us the lowdown on the 1970s
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What do the phrase “quality jobs” actually mean?

We often hear the phrase “quality jobs” being used by politicians and journalists, but what do they mean by it – or rather what should it mean?
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Workplace dilemmas: I think my colleague has fallen for me

Our resident agony uncle addresses your workplace woes. This time: does your co-worker want to be more than just friends?
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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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Stepping up: how to find your ideal next job

Considering a career move? Tracey Bates, a consultant at Just Recruitment Group Ltd, offers a seven-step guide to making the leap
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Five top tips for branding success

Every business wants to build a brilliantly strong brand, right? We ask the experts how to do it in style
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Why I became a writer: a builder’s tale

After 40 years in the trade, Ipswich-born builder Paul Allen decided to retrain as a writer. Here’s his story, in his own words
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In praise of plastic

Plastic gets a lot of bad press, and there’s no denying its negative environmental impact. But it’s not all bad, as Peter Foy found out
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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

As thoughts turn towards the annual week in the sun, here are five great books that are worth sacrificing your baggage allowance for
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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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Hi-Fi founder gives staff a richer future

The founder of Richer Sounds is celebrating his 60th birthday by turning the company into an Employee Ownership Trust
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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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Why encouragement is the greatest motivator

Tim Gibson reflects on a life lesson about the power of encouragement to change lives
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Just on mental health and wellbeing

As this is Mental Health Awareness week we thought we would pull together some of our recent articles on wellbeing in the workplace.
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All you need to know about interviews

From how to do the perfect handshake to what to wear, we’ve got it covered.
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Workplace dilemmas: how do I settle back into work after my operation?

Each month, our resident agony uncle deals with your workplace concerns. This month, returning to work after a long sick leave
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Just testing: Subaru Outback 2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic

Cinderella brand or genuine Volvo contender? Tim Gibson weighs the merits of Subaru’s rugged AWD estate
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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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Why, despite limitless playlists, I still listen to Def Leppard

Tim Gibson considers the impact of music streaming on his listening habits
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What’s the value of your degree?

New research reveals the degrees that command the best salaries, and those that are hardest to sell to employers. Peter Foy explores the findings
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How to beat the post-grad blues

As students around the country prepare for their final exams, Sophie Cole considers the fearful question of what happens next
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The tech time bomb that could floor your business

When Microsoft pulls support for Windows 7 in 2020, nearly a half of all Windows PCs will be vulnerable to cyber attack
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All about content

Just Recruitment has launched an all-new website. Read our Q&A to find out why it’s different from other recruitment sites
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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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Top tips guide

Want to secure the job of your dreams? Let Just Recruitment be your guide...
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Anyone who wants to work in the media should read this

The media is one of the most competitive industries for would-be employees. Here are six ways to stand out from the crowd
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Just Recruitment's guide to the future

We have pulled together a small collection of articles from some of our regular contributors that look at what changes are on, or just over, the horizon.
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Five ways AI is changing the recruitment industry

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How to be successful in interviews

The day of your interview has arrived, you really want, you need this job. You’re nervously waiting in reception with all the other candidates for the interviewer to call your name,
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Five success boosting habits to adopt today

To be successful in work, you need to have a high level of discipline. Most successful business people credit daily routines for allowing them to get ahead in their career and stay focussed.
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How to improve your morning commute

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How to be social media savvy if you want to score a top job

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Why it’s time for the recruitment industry to think big

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Training: the best investment opportunity we have

Attend a Job Fair at a College or University and you’ll wait a long time before you meet a student who wants to pursue a career in Recruitment!
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The future of work

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Data Entry Clerk
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £8.21 per hour
Location: Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909814
About the role

Are you available immediately?

Are you available for the next 3 months?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Data Entry Clerk on behalf of a company who have branches across Essex/East Anglia.

The role will involve working on a bespoke internal system – strong attention to detail is essential!!

This is a full-time, temporary position working Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.30.

Interested? Apply today!

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Secretary/Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £21,500 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909812
About the role

Do you have recent Audio Typing experience?

Are your Audio and Copy Typing speeds in excess of 60wpm?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Secretary/Administrator on behalf of a company based at their Colchester branch.

You will be providing administration and secretarial support to the branch – the majority of the role will be audio typing so you must be proficient!

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 08.30 – 17.30.

Interested? Apply today!

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Freight Forwarding Coordinator - Exports
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Dunmow
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909809
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking to recruit an Export Freight Forwarding Coordinator on behalf of a company based in Great Dunmow, Essex.

We are looking for an experienced deep-sea Exports Logistics Coordinator to join a dynamic and growing team. You will have a proven background within the deep-sea export logistics industry, be confident, hands-on and able to work as a team member as well as using your own initiative.

Your duties will include:

  • Working within a team handling bookings from start to finish
  • Speaking to customers, creating documents and customs entries through the company’s IT System
  • Booking transport through the company's transport and shipping lines transport
  • Raising and authorising of sales and purchase invoices

Experience gained with a Freight forwarding / Logistics organisation dealing with export shipments by sea with a knowledge of exports by Road and Air would be advantageous.

40 hour week - covering between the hours of 9.00am - 6.00pm. Monday to Friday.

Three shift system 8.00am - 5.00pm, 8.30am - 5.30pm + 9.00am - 6.00pm.

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Interior Planner
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £19,000 - £24,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909805
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Interior Planner on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The primary role of the Planner is to deliver planning activities in line with the client’s brief whilst following the company’s standards and policies.

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the overall client’s brief and the company’s deliverables
  • Be accountable for the quality, accuracy and delivery of plans on time
  • Able to carry out store surveys in line with the client’s brief
  • Understand and apply the client’s standards
  • Contribute to the wider team and recommend how they can plan better/drive efficiencies in the future
  • Support, coach and train colleagues where needed
  • Complete general admin tasks for the company including an accurate timesheet on a daily basis

The ideal candidate:

  • Able to build relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Being agile in the way they think, making decisions that are right for the client and the business
  • Handle and manage change
  • Get jobs done through motivation, determination and drive
  • Use planning expertise to highlight innovative ideas for how the business can improve in the way we work
  • Be passionate about planning resulting in good attention to detail
  • Showing a willingness to learn and grow
  • Being flexible to the client’s needs
  • Have the correct credentials to deliver the company’s expectations

Knowledge and experience required:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Numeracy, literacy and IT are essential skills
  • Full UK driving licence
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Techncial Sales Assistant
Sector: Sales
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Location: Sudbury
Role: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909803
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Technical Sales Assistant on behalf of a company based in Sudbury on a Part-time basis.

You will have excellent organisation skills, high attention to detail and the ability to work on several projects at once.

Main duties:

  • Sales activities
  • Preparing and sending quotes
  • Providing administrative support including inputting data and filing
  • Managing and responding to incoming enquiries both on phone and via email systems
  • Liaising with customers
  • Liaising with the Marketing Department to provide updates and information on individual projects and contracts to assist in the preparation of promotional material
  • Managing and compiling industry compliance documentation, third party accreditation documents, forms and questionnaires
  • ISO Quality Management
  • Providing data for internal reporting and forecasting

A mix of the following key skills would be particularly beneficial to this role:

  • A minimum of 3–5 years in an admin/quality/technical sales role
  • Qualified to Graduate Level or equivalent, preferably with a technical / STEM-related degree
  • A professional, confident and approachable manner
  • The ability to plan, prepare and act decisively
  • An effective communicator who is customer-focused, creative and proactive
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • A strong working knowledge of MS Office Applications: Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • The ability to prioritise, adapt and work to strict and competing deadlines
  • A solid understanding of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This is a part-time position with the possibility for full-time hours.

Further information:

  • Hours of work: 20-37.5 hours a week between 9 am and 5.30 pm, Mon-Fri. Can be flexible
  • 21 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • The team also have a very friendly office dog!
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CAD Technician
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909804
About the role

Do you have a minimum of 2 years CAD (AutoCAD) experience?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a CAD technician for on behalf of a company based in South Woodham Ferrers.

Your duties will include:

  • Producing 2D CAD drawings for clients.
  • Help control the current drawing database, including the procurement of information and drawing distribution online.
  • To learn architectural plastering designs and processes.
  • To attend “in-house” and construction project design meetings.
  • To visit construction sites (London mainly) and assist in taking site dimensions when required.
  • Report to line manager and communicate with various managers and directors within the business.

You will have a strong understanding of design principles, be able to read and evaluate architects drawings as well as be a strong team player.

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 17.00.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Artworker
Sector: Marketing, Advertising and PR
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Kelvedon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909800
About the role

Are you an experienced Artworker looking for your next challenge?

Do you have excellent Mac operating skills?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Artworker on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Kelvedon.

Your duties will include:

  • The delivery of accurate artwork that upholds the high standard required and in compliance with brand guidelines.
  • Regularly communicate with Client Services and the wider studio to ensure that work meets the established standards and timeframes.
  • Achieve maximum profitability across every job worked on.
  • Drive maximum accuracy, attention to detail and precision across all output.
  • Understand the commercial demand and urgency of the role within the company and adapt to the changing needs of the business.
  • Consistently strive for better and be receptive to the studio environment.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by management.
  • Demonstrate strong print and print production knowledge.

You will have strong Adobe Creative Suite Software knowledge, experience of managing strict deadlines, and have exceptional attention to detail.

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.30.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Creative Artworker
Sector: Marketing, Advertising and PR
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 per annum
Location: Kelvedon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909799
About the role

Are you an experienced Creative Artworker looking for your next challenge?

Do you have strong skills across the Adobe Creative Suite software?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Creative Artworker on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Kelvedon.

Your duties will include:

  • The delivery of accurate artwork that upholds the high standard required and in compliance with brand guidelines.
  • Regularly communicate with Client Services and the wider studio to ensure that work meets the established standards and timeframes.
  • Achieve maximum profitability across every job worked on.
  • Drive maximum accuracy, attention to detail and precision across all output.
  • Understand the commercial demand and urgency of the role within the company and adapt to the changing needs of the business.
  • Consistently strive for better and be receptive to the studio environment.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by management.
  • Demonstrate strong print and print production knowledge.
  • Retain strong Adobe Creative suite skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work alongside the Creative team and assist with creative output as required.
  • Retains more advanced visual/layout/design skills and have the confidence to produce supporting design concepts and/or roll-out of concept design frameworks.

You will have excellent Mac operating skills, be able to be versatile across a range of disciplines, and have excellent planning and organisational skills.

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.30.

Due to the location of the role, you must have your own transport.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Merchandising Assistant
Sector: Purchasing and Merchandising
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909754
About the role

Do you have a keen interest in merchandising?

Have you got an analytical and commercial mindset?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Merchandising Assistant for a high-end, luxury, online retailer based on the outskirts of Braintree.

You will be responsible for intake management, liaising directly with suppliers and ensuring brand prices remain competitive.

Your duties will include:

  • Monitor and chase supplier orders to ensure delivery dates are achieved.
  • Ensure Delivery Schedule is maintained to enable accurate stock management.
  • Ensure pricing remains competitive and up to date by uploading supplier price lists and monitoring competitors.
  • Support Assistant Merchandiser in dealing with delivery problems and damaged merchandise.
  • Produce and circulate regular and Adhoc reports as requested.

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

Due to the location of the role, you must have your own transport.

Interested? Apply today!

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Environmental, Health & Safety Advisor
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909745
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Environmental, Health & Safety Advisor on behalf of a company based in Braintree, Essex.

*Please note that applications will also be welcome from those looking for part-time opportunities*

  • To act as the Competent Person for health and safety matters relating to manufacturing, cleaning and grounds maintenance, across the organisation
  • Develop, maintain and deliver plans to ensure compliance, including audits, inspections and the closure of actions for the implementation of ISO 45001
  • Provide advice and support on safe working practices and safe systems of work to managers and supervisors responsible for repairs and maintenance
  • Provide advice to managers responsible for any manufacturing-related areas of work so that they are aware of their respective obligations in terms of health and safety in the workplace
  • Advise managers and team leaders on legal requirements and changes in legislation as necessary
  • Ensure all necessary health and safety procedures and guidance are in place and available to managers and employees
  • Health and safety procedures and guidance are to be reviewed and updated
  • Complete and review risk assessments and COSHH documentation as required
  • Produce reports on health and safety issues for Managing Director as required
  • Manage uniform and PPE orders

Requirements:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
  • Experience in a safety role in a manufacturing environment
  • Experienced with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for health and safety, risk assessment and risk control
  • Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety
  • Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace
  • Correct use of appropriate personal protective equipment
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Secretary/Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum
Location: Gidea Park
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909741
About the role

Do you have recent Audio Typing experience?

Are your Audio and Copy Typing speeds in excess of 60wpm?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Secretary/Administrator on behalf of a company based at their Gidea Park branch.

You will be providing administration and secretarial support to the branch – the majority of the role will be audio typing so you must be proficient!

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.30.

Interested? Apply today!

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Operations Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 per annum
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909740
About the role

Do you have administration experience and are looking for your next challenge?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Operations Administrator on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Braintree.

The purpose of this role is to assist the Operations/Buying team with all administration duties.

You will be dealing with purchase orders, booking in delivery notes, helping out in the warehouse and assisting with buying and negotiating prices.

Due to the location of the role, you must have your own transport.

This is a full-time, permanent role working Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 17.30.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Sales Negotiator
Sector: Sales
Salary: £18,000 - £19,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909736
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Sales Negotiator on behalf of a Property company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The primary role of the Sales Negotiator is to proactively manage estate agents to ensure property instructions are always being appropriately marketed, as well as negotiating offers to achieve property sales.

  • Maintain and develop relationships with clients, potential purchasers and estate agents
  • Instruct appropriate local estate agents to market properties
  • Proactively manage property listings and offers to achieve the best possible sale price to the best possible buyer for client/customer
  • Maintain regular contact with company appointed estate agents to obtain updates related to marketing activity
  • Maintain regular contact with clients, customers and appropriate third parties to provide updates on property instructions
  • Maintain communication with Account team ensuring they are aware of any necessary updates relating to the property listings
  • Compile weekly reports to be issued to clients
  • Obtain Financial Qualification for all offers
  • Obtain Money Laundering information for all accepted offers
  • Achieve targets as set by the company
  • Maintain the company values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to
  • Promote and encourage the use of the company’s additional services

Relevant skills and experience:
Essential

  • Previous experience of building relationships and excellent customer service skills
  • Good command of English language both written and verbal
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Previous experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Experience of working within an Estate Agency is a must

Candidates MUST have their own transport due to the location of the company.

Working hours are Mon-Fri 09:00 to 18:00.

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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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Project Manager – Structural & Architectural Steel
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: discussed on application
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909726
About the role

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

The Main Purpose of this role is to implement and oversee Structural and Architectural steelwork projects within the construction sector.

Duties will include:

  • To run and implement contracts.
  • To attend pre-start meetings.
  • To undertake contract reviews.
  • To monitor budgets to ensure all legitimate contract costs are recovered.
  • To maximise efficiency and to keep within project costs.
  • To maintain good relations with customers at all times.
  • To oversee onsite works within projects including H & S document production.
  • To deliver projects to the timescales demanded by the customer.

Qualifications and/or experience required:

  • Proven project management skills within the construction sector.
  • Solid technical background and experience within a structural/architectural steelwork environment.
  • Proven working knowledge and experience of contract terms and conditions.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Previous CAD experience would be a benefit but not essential.
  • Computer literate and conversant in the use of software packages such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Full driving licence.
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Sales Account Manager
Sector: Sales
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909717
About the role

Do you have a sales background with B2B experience?

Are you confident in maintaining and growing existing customers?

Just Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for a Sales Account Manager on behalf of a company based in Colchester.

Your duties will include:

  • Maintaining and growing existing customers (potentially large clients) through various sales techniques – calling/emailing etc
  • Taking incoming orders and enquiries for your clients
  • Speaking with suppliers to find cost prices and quoting customers
  • Sales admin, quotes, follow up emails and calls, dealing with customer complaints

You will be confident on the phone, self-motivated, computer literate and have excellent organisational skills.

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday – Friday, 07.30 – 16.30.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Operations Manager
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Colchester, Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909715
About the role

Due to internal reorganisation, a company based in Colchester is recruiting for an Operations Manager, reporting to the Managing Director.

The main objective of the role is to ensure output targets are achieved to high quality standards with particular emphasis on control of all commercial (internal and external) aspects of Sales Order fulfilment.

You will have strong Commercial and Operational experience within electronics manufacturing and will require a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve Customer requirements within a fast-moving environment with minimal business risk.

The role is based in Colchester Essex where the products are manufactured in house.

(The company can support relocation where necessary.)

The Job:

  • Taking overall Commercial responsibility of the Company's Operational requirements.
  • Managing the Operations team whilst achieving Customer and Company output targets.
  • Driving and maintaining process improvement through a metric-driven culture.
  • Understand the workings of ERP systems, manage product costings, inventory levels, work scheduling, planning, Multi-level Bills of Material and the like.
  • An appreciation of Quality systems and regulatory compliance standards.
  • Export compliance, with the view, in time, of becoming the company "expert".
  • Maintaining staff training to industry requirements (H&S, Workmanship etc).

Qualifications:

  • Degree / HND in a Commercial / Operational subject or a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Relevant Industrial Commercial Experience of Contracts, Suppliers and Customers.
  • Relevant Industrial Experience within Electronics Manufacturing.
  • Planning and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of international Export Compliance Regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work at all levels of an organisation.
  • Familiarity with quality workmanship standards and processes.
  • Familiarity with problem-solving tools and techniques the ability to interpret data and statistics.

Benefits:

Very competitive salary package. Company-supported private pension scheme. Non-contributory private health insurance scheme.

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Project Manager
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Chelmsford
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909706
About the role

Do you have a strong background in construction and/or facilities management?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Project Manager on behalf of a company based in the Chelmsford area.

Your duties will include:

  • Manage the collation of the record documents to the agreed template, timescale and quality. Take ownership from point of order through until project close. Addressing any project creep is controlled accordingly.
  • Plan, control and co-ordinate the internal technical and administration staff who compile the data and products.
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information at regular meetings.
  • Communicate with customers and construction team members to ensure all necessary information is obtained, processed and feedback provided within the agreed timescales.
  • Manage the financial elements for each project and advise customers and internal estimators of any alterations to costs that need to be advised to customers.
  • Report on changes to the Development and Project Team.
  • Manage all staff reporting to the position.
  • Liaise with other departments in order to establish and maintain effective and relevant activities.
  • Use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in the document creation activity and procedures.
  • Manage/liaise with customers and advise them of the status of their projects.
  • Maintain the project status database to ensure the information is relevant, correct and up to date.
  • Maintain your ability in the use of, all relevant ICT and other systems within the project management function.  
  • Maintain and develop existing and new customers through account support, and liaison with internal order-processing staff.

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

In return, you will receive excellent benefits!

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Information Manager
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Chelmsford
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909705
About the role

Do you have knowledge of O&M Manuals?

Do you have a Construction/Quality background?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Information Manager to join an ever-growing company based in the Chelmsford area.

Your duties will include:

  • Plan and manage the collation of the accurate handover information to the agreed format, timescale and quality. Take ownership from point of order through until project close
  • Using in-house software to create technical equipment and finishes schedules from information provided
  • Attend site when required to obtain and approve information with client if required
  • Resourcing Information Controllers, Technical Writers to ensure handover information is completed
  • Request information from Specialist Sub-Contractors to assist in the creation of technical information
  • Review and approve equipment schedules and linked literature providing feedback to Information Controllers, subcontractors or contractors
  • Communicate with the internal customer support and data validation teams to ensure product is delivered to the right timescale and quality
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant information to contractors and the operations managers
  • Liaise with the customer support team regarding any changes that affect time or effort
  • Maintain the project management tools to ensure the information is relevant, correct and up to date
  • Maintain the ability in the use of, all relevant ICT and other systems within the project management function
  • Responsible for the quality of the handover information in line with the QA System

This is a full-time, permanent role based in Chelmsford.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Customer Support/Service Advisor
Sector: Customer Service
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Chelmsford
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909704
About the role

Do you have extensive experience in Customer Service/Support?

Are you computer literate, and able to recognise sales/future business opportunities?

Just Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for a Customer Support / Service Advisor on behalf of a company based in the Chelmsford area.

You will be the first line of support, as well as managing a Live Chat to support customers with their queries. You will also be generating quotes and ensuring that you always follow up with customers to enable future business.

Your duties will include:

  • Answer customer support questions via telephone and/or Web Live Chat promptly to enhance the customer experience.
  • Provide real-time support to improve functionality and efficiency.
  • Quickly identify and understand customers’ needs and direct them to the best solutions.
  • Follow up with customers to ensure their issues have been resolved.
  • Identify common problems so that they can be resolved quickly.
  • Post project client satisfaction surveys.
  • Identify clients’ future projects to potentially increase sales.
  • Provide quotations for projects.
  • Manage, maintain and update company CRM system for existing and new clients.

You will be a quick learner who is comfortable dealing with a variety of customers and patient in handling difficult situations as well as have excellent communication skills.

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

In return, you will receive excellent benefits – including an early finish on a Friday!

If you are interested then apply today!

 

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Commis Chef
Sector: Hospitality and Events Management
Salary: £17,000 - £18,000 per annum
Location: West Quantoxhead, Somerset
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909674
About the role

Do you have proven culinary skills?

Do you have a food hygiene/preparation qualification?

Just Recruitment is on the hunt for a passionate Commis Chef to join our luxurious client’s venue in West Quantoxhead, Somerset.

Responsibilities of the Commis Chef include:

  • Produce food of an impeccable standard in line with client’s and customers expectation
  • Liaise with the Sous Chef for daily duties
  • Ensure that you are aware of the recipes
  • Prepare food for Open Days and meetings as required
  • Maintain health and hygiene standards and ensure all is documented
  • Support with the smooth running of each wedding, event and the venue, maintaining high standards and acting as an ambassador at all times
  • In the absence of the Sous Chef provide support during busy periods, and carry out duties, as required.

You will be eager to learn, stays calm under pressure and are comfortable working in a fine-dining kitchen.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

If you are interested then apply today!

 

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Admin Assistant
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £19,000 - £24,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909672
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Admin Assistant on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

This is a great opportunity to join a business who can give you genuine progression within a fast-growing, forward-thinking industry.

You will be a driven and focused individual with recent and strong administration experience.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Working with an experienced warehouse team already in place
  • Previous experience in office/warehouse admin role
  • Providing good communication with our warehouse/office staff
  • Use in-house planning tools and systems to manage workload and monitor efficiency
  • Ensuring internal tracking systems are kept organised and updated
  • Inputting jobs onto the in house system
  • Review manifest and update any amendments/notes
  • Providing rate, quotes and processing customer booking
  • Review manifest and update any amendments/notes
  • Monitoring storage performance and advising customers of issues affecting time/completion
  • Competent IT literacy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Undertake any other ad hoc project or task within the company as required

All candidates MUST drive/have their own transport due to the location of the company.

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Account Manager
Sector: Sales
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909671
About the role

Do you have strong sales experience and are looking for your next amazing opportunity?

Do you have knowledge of the publishing industry?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Account Manager on behalf of a company who are leaders in their field.

Your duties will include:

  • Maintain and grow your existing client base through regular contact and account development
  • Suggest extra revenue opportunities using information from previous conversations with clients
  • Monitor competitor publications in order to identify potential advertisers and areas of opportunity through exemption reports
  • Maintain effective administration
  • Ensure all production deadlines are met
  • Communicate with your manager through regular feedback

Skills/experience required:

  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to keep paperwork in order and perform basic administrative duties
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Sales experience
  • Good customer service skills
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Good organisation skills and ability to coordinate several tasks at once

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.30.

Benefits to you:

  • Great team environment
  • Amazing Pension
  • Birthday day off
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount gym membership

Salary to be discussed on application.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Section Leader
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £20,238.40 per annum
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909661
About the role

A well-regarded manufacturer and producer based near Halstead is looking to recruit a Section Leader to add to its long-standing and successful team.

The role includes the daily management and efficient running of the production department. With responsibility for ensuring staff compliance to the company Hygiene and Health & Safety policies, as well as 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
  • 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 with the company Hygiene and Health & Safety policies
  • 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 & 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 & Safety requirements within a food manufacturing environment

Personal skills required:

  • Experience working within a food manufacturing environment
  • Basic IT skills including Excel
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Self-motivated and an ability to engage staff
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • 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.

 

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Warehouse Operative - Nights
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £10.14 per hour
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909597
About the role

Are you a warehouse operative looking for a new role?

Would you like to join an exciting company experiencing growth?

A company based on the outskirts of Halstead is looking for a warehouse operative to join their team.

This role requires both a Counter Balance and Reach Forklift Licence.

The hours are Sunday to Thursday - Nightshift – 10pm to 7am with 1 hour break.

The following duties apply to this role:

  • Warehouse picker/packer
  • Unloading deliveries
  • Picking
  • Packing
  • General warehouse duties

In order to be considered for this role you must have the following:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable and hardworking attitude
  • Reach and Counterbalance experience

This role is offering a competitive salary plus excellent company benefits.

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Agency Liaison Officer
Sector: Recruitment and HR
Salary: £16,000 per annum
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909652
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-regarded organisation based on the outskirts of Halstead, to appoint an Agency Liaison Officer within their longstanding HR and recruitment team.

You will be responsible for the maintenance of the high level of confidentiality and data protection between internal and externally provided staff and assist in the implementation of decisions made by HR and Training Manager as well as Production and Directors.

Your main responsibility will be to assist with the day to day operation of site agencies, temporary staff, and recruitment, conversing with all departmental Management and their representatives on issues and requests relating to any temporary staff or recruitment.

You will contribute to the continuous improvement of recruitment, providing assistance to HR, providing information and documentation including assessing as well as inputting and compiling data.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Reporting and resolving of nightshift, twilight shift or day shift issues with the relevant agency.
  • Receive plans from the nightshift, dayshift and hygiene shift in order to plan in and order staff effectively.
  • Ensuring all hours worked are logged onto the agency's timesheet online. That each day adds up, and each week adds up.
  • Put buffers into position as replacements or extras.
  • Order extra staff if needed based on changes throughout the day.
  • Completion of the agency dayshift and twilight shift inductions (nightshift will complete their own).
  • Ensure that all induction paperwork is being completed, returned, and logged each day from all departments.
  • Agency audits
  • Invite agencies in for tours of the company that are looking to fill positions outside the regular agencies being used. Liaise with agencies and contract organisation.
  • Assist the HR administrator in receiving relevant application forms and documents needed for offers.

Person specification:

  • A professional manner. Makes sensible, intelligent decisions in difficult and deadline-driven situations.
  • A confident and positive attitude.
  • Be patient tactful, diplomatic and approachable.
  • Be able to stay calm in a difficult situation. Be able to deal with people who are stressed and upset.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Enjoy working with people but have the ability to work alone and as a team.
  • The ability to research, analyse and reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Numerical and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal facing skills, Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Working hours are from 06:30 - 15:30, 4 days a week.

This position is temporary until February 2021 to cover maternity leave.

Free parking and additional benefits are available.

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Data Manager
Sector: Business, Consulting and Management
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909646
About the role

Do you have 3+ years' experience working with customer data to support CRM strategy and create insight?

Do you have extensive experience in the data industry, with exposure to a range of data solutions?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Data Manager on behalf of a company based in Colchester.

Your duties will include:

  • Manage and drive forward the data strategy for the CRM team to meet the objectives set for the business' three-year plan
  • Planning, delivery and execution of data/targeting for multi-channel customer marketing campaigns based on specific customer segmentation, campaign or customer behaviours
  • Development and delivery of multichannel campaign flows, creating and optimising of the targeting and segmentation of customers to provide timely messages as well as drive commercial performance
  • Share segmentation insights with the wider teams 
  • Identify opportunities for automation and personalisation
  • Work with key stakeholders across the business to translate business requirements into CRM data solutions
  • Work with business and marketing stakeholders to analyse their data requirements to assess the availability of data, feasibility to meet the prioritised requirements and identify 'quick win' opportunities
  • Implementation and Governance of the Campaign Management platform including monitoring of operational CRM systems and optimise system performance. Escalating issues with the development team's where necessary delivering fast and effective results
  • Ensure all communication adheres to the relevant regulatory requirements e.g. GDPR
  • Put the customer at the heart of everything you do

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

If you are interested then apply today!!

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Order Processing & Dispatch Admin
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum
Location: Maldon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909634
About the role

Are you highly organised and looking for an Order Processor position?

Do you drive and have your own transport?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Order Processing & Dispatch Administrator on behalf of a company based in the Maldon area.

The primary objectives for this role are to ensure the timely and accurate input of orders received from their customers, progressing through dispatch and following up with carriers to confirm satisfactory delivery.

This will mean liaising with other departments and ensuring that any relevant information is entered onto internal systems, as per company guidelines. The role will also encompass booking carriers as needed, and invoicing completed dispatches.

Duties include:

  • Manage incoming sales orders, check for errors and process the company's systems
  • Be the first contact for incoming calls, providing information to customers as needed in a timely manner, and forwarding to relevant colleagues as appropriate
  • Resolve queries relating to orders, liaise with customers, providers and colleagues
  • Book carriers as needed, following up to ensure satisfactory deliveries
  • Prepare and send invoices related to orders
  • Assist with other office administration requested by company management

Required skills:

  • A confident self-starter, possessing drive, motivation and acute attention to detail
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Previous experience working with Sage 50 / Sage CRM or similar systems not necessary, but an advantage

Benefits: 20 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
Hours: Full-time. 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Order Processing & Dispatch Admin
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000 per annum
Location: Maldon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909635
About the role

Are you highly organised and looking for an Administrator position?

Do you drive and have your own transport?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Sales Support/Office Assistant on behalf of a company based in the Maldon area.

This is a varied role; the primary objective for this role is to aid the sales team with day to day sales activities. This will include answering the phones, order input, quotations and follow-ups. They will also assist in diary management and working directly with the BDMs.

Duties include:

  • Assist with the management of incoming sales orders, check for errors and process on the company's systems
  • Be the first contact for calls regarding customer enquiries, quote requests, orders, new customers and customer product enquiries
  • Providing information to customers in a timely manner and ensuring colleagues are updated as needed
  • Assist with quotes/orders provided to/from customers; follow-up as requested
  • Be a key contact for sales calls and emails regarding quote requests, new customers and customer product enquiries
  • Assist in ensuring customer contact information received via telephone or email is updated in CRM and accounts systems as appropriate

Required skills:

  • A confident self-starter, possessing drive, motivation and acute attention to detail
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular, MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Previous experience working with Sage 50 / ACT! CRM or similar systems an advantage

Benefits: 20 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

Hours: 9:00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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Warehouse Supervisor
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909631
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for a Warehouse Supervisor to join a well-regarded company on the outskirts of Halstead.

This is a day shift role - 07:30 to 16:30

Job Description:

  • Provide support to the Forklift Supervisor as and when required
  • Ensure that any shift change over’s are carried out smoothly and efficiently starting your shift 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after normal production hours
  • Working overtime as requested for company needs
  • Ensure that stock takes are completed accurately and on time
  • Assist Forklift Supervisor in completing all required stock takes
  • Identify training requirements within the team
  • To make sure all new staff are aware of what is required from them, coach, encourage and support them
  • Be able to train and instruct others
  • To oversee the day to day operation of the warehouse
  • Participating in all work positions within your area

Person specification:

  • Must have a full driving licence and counterbalance and reach truck licence
  • 5 years experience of Forklift Operating
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Physically fit
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Must be able to work as a team, and upon own initiative
  • Have a general knowledge of what is required from each position and procedural aware
  • Have in-depth knowledge of machinery in the area that you are running
  • Willing to learn
  • Ability to give instructions
  • Understands instructions
  • Food safety aware
  • Great communicator
  • Motivated and motivational
  • Positive leader
  • Positive attitude

Working hours are from 07:30-16:30, Monday-Friday - some overtime may be required.

Salary is £25,000 plus company benefits.

Free parking is available on site.

 

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Production Operative
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £8.21 per hour
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary to Permanent
Job ref: 909540
About the role

Just Recruitment would like to hear from anyone with Production Operative experience in the Braintree area.

This Production Operative role requires a background in Machine Operating or experience in Industrial Manufacturing processes, as well as confident use of Computers and simple Software. Full training will be provided.

This is a Permanent position for the right candidate, subject to the successful completion of a 12 week probation period.

Production operative duties:

  • Operating and maintaining production machinery
  • Quality checking of final products
  • Use of hand tools to trim and finish products
  • Programming and operating printing/etching equipment
  • Good dexterity for handling smaller components

Production Operative Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:30

**Safety footwear is required with the lifting of up to 25kg**

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Mortgage Administrator/Paraplanner
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Location: Havering
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909622
About the role

Are you an experienced Mortgage Administrator/Paraplanner looking for your next role?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Mortgage Administrator/Paraplanner on behalf of a company based in Havering and East London.

You will be supporting the company’s Mortgage Advisors by liaising with clients, lenders and the mortgage service centre.

You will ideally have Compliance or CeMAP experience.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

You must have your own transport.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Mortgage Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: Chelmsford
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909621
About the role

Are you an experienced Mortgage Administrator looking for your next role?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Mortgage Administrator on behalf of a leading Estate Agency based all over East Anglia.

You will have regular liaison with lenders to obtain updates on application status, progress mortgages through to offer stage and liaise with solicitors until completion.

You will also process incoming mail, handle telephone enquires and liaises with Financial Advisors and the Sales Team.

Due to the location of this role, you must have your own transport – you will also be expected to visit the branch network around the county!

This is a full-time, permanent position.

If you are interested then apply today!

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Maintenance Engineer – Part Time
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Halstead
Role: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909618
About the role

*Please note this is a part-time role!

Just Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer on a part-time basis, for a well-established business on the outskirts of Halstead.

You will be required to provide immediate support in the event of machinery breakdowns and maximise the plant availability on a range of process and packaging lines.

Proactively improving equipment operation to reduce machine downtime and increase production efficiency is certainly a key element of this role.

You will be carrying out tasks with minimal supervision and conducting work appropriately and safely - ensuring all machinery and services are in good working order, ready for production use, including servicing and repairs of all equipment on site.

Person specification:

  • Flexibility, honesty and team working.
  • Provide support to all departments.
  • Have the skills and knowledge required by an Engineer.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Communicate with all departments across the site with any relevant issues or information.
  • Provide accurate statistical information to other departments where requested.
  • Ensure that you maintain safety in line with the company policy’s and strive to improve safety in all departments.
  • Positive attitude
  • Lead by example, behaving appropriately with a “Can Do” attitude at all times in line with the company values and work policy.
  • Committed.
  • An aspiration to bring the company forward.
  • Empowered.
  • Strong team skills.
  • Forward-thinking.
  • Part of a team.
  • Excellent timekeeper.

Working hours are flexible and can be revised - pay rate depends on experience and hours worked.

Excellent company benefits and free parking are on offer.

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Financial Controller
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909613
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Financial Controller on behalf of a company to join their team based on the outskirts of Ipswich.

In this role, you will need to provide high-quality financial support to the Director of Finance and Departmental Line Managers within the organisation. You will also be responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial activity within the department and be able to assess the performance of the finance team.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, bank reconciliations, and other transactions using Sage 50 as well as our industry-based business software system
  • Leading a small team of staff responsible for the production of the monthly management accounts
  • Producing weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports to senior management including reports to the Director of Finance in preparation for monthly board meetings
  • Analysing variances and investigating potential problems with line managers
  • Planning and leading on projects within the department and the company as a whole, identifying business needs and ensuring that resources and staff are available to execute the project
  • Train and oversee the finance team
  • Monitor the company's financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to the Director of Finance to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation, including VAT, PAYE and Corporation Tax, and a thorough and practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques

Qualifications:

  • A recognised professional accounting qualification would be preferable

Skills required:

  • Previous experience of managing a finance team is essential as well as an intermediate level of experience and confidence with Sage Line 50, Microsoft Excel & Outlook
  • Hands-on approach to teamwork and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of new data privacy standards (GDPR)
  • Excellent customer-service and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Familiarity with family business principles and practices an advantage but not essential
  • Good level of adaptability to unplanned changes in workload and deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail, good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent problem-solving, mathematical, analytical as well as critical thinking skills

A competitive salary is on offer of £35,000 – £40,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Working 38.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.15pm.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum plus Bank Holidays.

Due to the location, you will need your own transport – free parking is provided.

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