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First, and foremost Just Recruitment is a family. A family of clients, candidates and employees.

Founded by Jenny Wrightson in 1983, it began life as a family business that was passionate about recruitment. It grew quickly; Jenny’s entrepreunerial spirit took a bedroom project to being a multi branch recruitment agency. An agency serving clients and candidates across Essex and Suffolk. Though, what made it different was its integrity; a commitment to treating every person as a human being.

Just’s business has always been divided between placing people in permanent employment and finding work for temporary workers. That remains true today. Last year over 650 individuals found their next career position through Just and over 3,000 temporary workers were paid through our payroll.

So we find people work. That’s good, but it’s not what we are.

We started life in an office in the market square in Braintree, Essex. Why Braintree? Because that is where Jenny was brought up and lived. A local girl with local ambition. We have always been firmly rooted in our local community.

The business prospered and branches opened in Witham, Colchester, Sudbury, Ipswich and Haverhill. Throughout the expansion we were committed to developing roots. Roots and relationships; with clients, candidates, employees and the community.

We understand that when a client outsources its recruitment needs to us, it is outsourcing part of its brand. We treasure that brand as much as our client does. Not just because it makes commercial sense, but because we know that our brand is also on the line. Thirty five years of reputation is not a thing to be treated lightly.

We understand. We respond.

We appreciate that when a candidate comes to us they are looking for professional help. They might be discreetly exploring a career move. They could be desperate for money because they have been made redundant. Or anything in between. Life’s pageant passes through our doors every day. In every case we take time to listen, to ask, to listen again and then to advise.

We appreciate. We engage.

We know that temporary work is a major part of the 21st century economy. That folk look for temporary work as a work style choice or out of necessity. Regardless of motivation, we treat every Temporary worker as we would an employee. They are paid PAYE, they receive holiday pay, they receive sick pay and they become eligible for Just Extra™. Just is, we believe, the only temporary recruitment agency in the area to provide a voluntary benefits scheme for temporary workers.

We know. We care.

We rejoice in the fact that after thirty five years we have planted roots in our community. We are here and we belong here. We work with local schools to advise pupils and staff about the job market and how to approach it. We raise money and give support to local charities, not because it’s good PR but because it’s good. We don’t tick a CSR box, we have CSR in our core.

We rejoice. We share.

In December 2017 we changed our ownership. We went from being a family owned company to an Employee Owned Trust (EOT). There’s lots of fancy legalise that surrounds that transition but the essence is; we stopped being family owned and became a family. The bottom line is; on a day to day basis nothing changed.

At heart, though, we are a professional recruitment agency. Skilled at the match making of candidate with job and job with candidate. Committed to understanding our clients’ recruitment plans and ensuring they are met.

We are Just Recruitment. You ought to talk with us.

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Management Accountant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 906965
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group have a superb opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client on a fulltime, permanent basis working near to Haverhill.

Reporting directly to the CEO of this fast growing successful company. The business is currently growing at 20% per annum and is at a pivotal moment in its development. New premises have been purchased and new sales and accounting systems are due to be installed in the coming 6 months. This role will be part of the senior management team and involved in key decision making for the business going forward.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the whole of the accounts department and production of the monthly management report and KPIs.
  • Managing the accounts assistant who has primary responsibility for the purchase ledger.
  • Managing UK and overseas payments, controlling deposits and advance payments.
  • Cash management including weekly forecasting of cash and credit control.
  • Running all aspects of payroll.
  • Management of Royal London pension scheme.
  • Responsibility of all company insurances and utility suppliers.
  • Working with the Operations Manager, analysing profit and cost variances to budget.
  • Implementation of new accounting system, which will free up purchase ledger clerk to take some of the more administrative elements of this role.
  • Job and departmental profit analysis.
  • Monthly VAT returns and Bank reconciliations.
  • Ad-hoc tasks necessary for the for Senior Managers and Directors.
  • Management of personnel files.
  • Administration and other duties relevant to the role.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience working in a fast moving busy office environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Discretion required due to nature of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualifications are desirable but not essential.

 

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Conceptual / Creative Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Negotiable
Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908654
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group Ltd is currently recruiting for a Conceptual / Creative Designer for their client based near South Woodham Ferrers.

Successful applicant will be responsible for producing clear concise concept / creative designs, which follow the brief and brand guidelines given by the Account manager / client. This position requires understanding / interaction across all departments within the business.

You should be willing to go the extra mile to satisfy the Customers visions. Be able to work as part of a strong team but also be able to work independently. As you grow into the role there will be occasions to visit Clients with the Sales team to take briefs and support them throughout the initial stage of the project.

Skill sets:

  • Highly Creative - To be able to create concepts from a client’s brief, following their guide and maybe offering some alternatives.
  • Vision - Visualise and bring to reality the client’s brief. Being on-trend with the current and up-coming market.
  • Hand Sketching - Able to hand sketch in a “live” situation in front of a client to offer visual options as part of a brief / discussion.
  • Concepts - Able to produce realistic rendered concepts to clearly show the options as outlined in the brief.
  • Technical - Bearing in mind that any concepts would require manufacture – allowing for construction and materials.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Time management and planning workload with Head of Design
  • Take client brief either from Account manager or Client
  • Assist Technical when workload allows
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

Qualifications:

  • Excellent level of knowledge using Studio Max
  • Good level of knowledge using SolidWorks
  • Ability to use Adobe Suite
  • Good problems solving skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good Word & Excel skills 
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Graduate Technical Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Negotiable
Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908655
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Graduate / Junior Technical Designer for their client based near South Woodham Ferrers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is interested in Product Design to be mentored whilst working alongside a senior designer, producing clear concise drawings / designs, which follow the brief and brand guidelines given by the Account manager / client. This position requires understanding / interaction across all departments within the business.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create new products, including 3D designs, prototyping and testing.
  • Execute robust design process and continuous improvement.
  • Take client brief either from Account manager or Client.
  • Time management and planning workload with Head of Design.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent level of knowledge using SolidWorks
  • Good level of knowledge using Adobe Suite
  • Experience with the POS sector would be advantageous
  • Product Design degree would be preferred
  • Good problems solving skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good Word & Excel skills

 

 

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HR Advisor
Sector: Recruitment and HR
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908633
About the role

Are you an experienced HR Advisor, with strong employee relations experience?

Do you have extensive experience in dealing with disciplinaries and grievances?

Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a HR Advisor for their every growing client based in Witham.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a full range of Human Resource service, and Support the Head of HR and Senior HR Business partner to drive the HR Agenda in the aligned functional business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing professional and confidential HR advice, support and administration across the full range of HR activity; including employee relations issues, terms and conditions of service, policies and procedures
  • Managing employment relations issues such as discipline, grievance, appeals, change and absence management are dealt with fairly, commercially and pragmatically. Identifying any potential risks to the business, conducting thorough investigations, fully considering the right course of action and identifying areas for improvement
  • Assisting with the monitoring, reviewing and updating all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with the current legislation
  • Informing employees of their rights and entitlements and keeping them up to date on any changes that are made
  • Managing staff relationships, responding to any queries or problems that they have and managing their expectations 
  • Supporting the Senor HR Business Partner with HR projects, change management activity etc.

Skills Required:

  • Experience operating in a past paced professional environment
  • Extensive experience of conducting investigations and supporting, coaching and guiding managers through investigations
  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation
  • Experience of guiding managers and providing HR advice and counsel on performance management issues, grievances, disciplinaries, long term and short-term absence matters, and other employee relations case management and advisory including change management and redundancy processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience of writing appropriate HR policies, procedures and documentation that are legally compliant and manage risk in an appropriate manner
  • Experience of reviewing and updating employee policies and procedures
  • Can do attitude and work ethic with a persistent and willingness to work as a team
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and daily activities
  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation

Experience Required:

  • Previous experience of operating at HR Advisor level within a busy, commercial environment
  • Previous experience of managing large volume of employee relations issues
  • IT Literate including experience of the Microsoft Office packages to an advanced level

Qualifications Required:

  • CIPD or equivalent HR qualification and / or qualified by experience

 

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, then apply today!!

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Junior Digital Account Manager
Sector: Marketing, Advertising and PR
Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: Kelvedon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908630
About the role

Do you have an interest in Digital Marketing and have worked in an Agency dealing with a variety of accounts?

Just Recruitment Group is delighted to be assisting their prestigious Agency Client in the recruitment of their Junior Digital Account Manager vacancy.

Duties will include:

  • Liaising with clients to create project briefs
  • Liaising with different teams in order to produce projects for your assigned clients
  • Discussing your clients’ needs with different teams, and any appropriate research
  • Briefing jobs into the studio throughout each stage of a project – ensuring each job is always managed and processed in the correct way
  • Taking a lead in project management activity
  • Responding proactively to all client requirements
  • Providing quotes and managing invoices
  • Creating close working relationships with your assigned clients

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with previous Agency experience.

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.00.

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

If you are interested, then apply today!

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Windows 10 Desktop Support Analyst
Sector: Information Technology
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Tiverton, Devon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 908627
About the role

WINDOWS 10 DESKTOP SUPPORT ANALYST – 6 MONTH FTC

The main focus of this role will be to work on the Windows 10 upgrade and full training on what is required to undertake the updates will be provided, however our client is looking for an individual who has a keen interest in IT and who would like an opportunity to step into IT.

Scope:

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Desktop Support Analyst will be instrumental in assisting with our company wide Windows 10 upgrade to user PCs. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in IT/Computing with an aptitude to logically troubleshoot and diagnose problems.

This placement will initially be for 6-months to roll out the upgrade and is an opportunity for the right candidate to gain some excellent skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deploy and configure Windows 10 operating system on computer workstations.
  • Install software applications.
  • Install peripheral devices and drivers.
  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems.
  • Create new WDS images periodically.

Role Requirements:

  • Keen interest in IT/computers.
  • General IT knowledge.
  • Understanding of installing and configuring Windows operating system, software and device drivers.
  • An understanding of computer networks and Active Directory would be an advantage.

Hours of Work:

  • 35 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with 1-hour for lunch.

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary, after a qualifying period.
  • Company pension contributions.
  • Generous holiday allocation of 25 days per year (full time allocation) plus bank holidays.
  • Free on-site parking.
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