About us...


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.
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  • 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.
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Junior/Trainee Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 Depending on Experience
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908227
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Junior/Trainee Designer on behalf of a well-established market leading manufacturer of Building Products based in Essex.

The main aim of the role is to support the Design team with the day to day administration duties. The progression opportunities within this role are extensive and if you prove yourself, the long-term career prospects are endless. 

Experience: 

  • A working knowledge of CAD would be desirable
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Monday – Friday 
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Sector: Media and Internet
Salary: £18,000- £20,000
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908232
About the role

Are you an experienced writer or online journalist? 

Do you have an understanding of how to write for SEO purposes? 

Then we want to hear from you! 

Our client is looking for an Online Writer to join their creative team dedicated to the kitchen, bedroom ad bathroom industry. 

Your main responsibilities would be: 

  • To create engaging and relevant content for the website and ensuring all content is factually and legally correct 
  • To update social media content 
  • Building newsletters 
  • Interviewing key players in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom industry 
  • Create video content 
  • Attend trade shows and consumer shows to represent 
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and advertisers 
  • Working closely with the sales teams 
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This is a Monday to Friday position.

Interested? Don’t delay, apply today! 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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SEO Search Executive
Sector: Media and Internet
Salary: TBA
Location: Maldon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908236
About the role

Do you have a deep knowledge of search engine optimisation practices?

Do you have a strong knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Search Console?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an SEO Search Executive to join a full-service advertising agency based in Maldon.

You will ideally be of graduate caliber with a related degree, analytically minded and passionate about the media advertising world.

You will be enthusiastic, outgoing and confident, with the ability to follow direction and work as part of a team.

Extensive knowledge of SEO is essential.undefinedKnowledge of paid search (PPC) would be advantageous.

Duties include:

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  • Preparing detailed strategy reports and audits
  • Identifying powerful keywords to drive the most valuable traffic
  • Supporting account managers with PPC campaigns
  • Assisting in developing link building strategies
  • Analysis of client site analytics and reporting on site traffic and user behaviour
  • Analysing keywords and SEO techniques used by competitors
  • Keeping updated on both white hat and black hat SEO strategies to avoid penalties and stay within search engine guidelines
  • Compiling and presenting SEO guidelines, audits and reports

Key Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of search engine optimisation practices
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  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Strong organisational, time management, and analytical skills
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  • Strong knowledge of Google Search Console
  • Strong knowledge of Google Tag Manager
  • Strong experience of setting Goals and User Interaction tags
  • Experience of customising Google Analytics reports (including multi-dimensional / filtering)
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This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday – Friday.

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Digital Media Account Executive
Sector: Media and Internet
Salary: TBA
Location: Maldon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908235
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Digital Media Account Executive to join a full-service advertising agency based in Maldon.

You will ideally be of graduate caliber with a related degree, analytically minded and passionate about the media advertising world.

You will be enthusiastic, outgoing and confident, with the ability to follow direction and work as part of a team.

Working knowledge of social media and search would be advantageous but not essential.

You will help oversee the digital portfolio across the agency, to include campaign implementation, management and reporting.

You will liaise with agency clients across all sectors under the direction of the account lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance in developing, producing and delivering digital marketing campaigns andundefinedproposals.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with media suppliers.
  • Research various markets, indentifying suitable media that meet the clients’ objectives.
  • Monitor and report on various online campaigns on a daily basis (programmatic, social, search etc).
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This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday-Friday.

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Account Executive
Sector: Marketing, Advertising and PR
Salary: £16,000
Location: Kelvedon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
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About the role

Are you available immediately?

Do you have a keen interest in Marketing?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Account Executive to join a well established agency’s team, based on the outskirts of Kelvedon.

Duties will include:

  • To ensure the clients advertising campaigns, both offline and online are managed on a daily basis.
  • Manage marketing schedules for designated clients on a daily basis.
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  • Liaise closely with internal teams to ensure work for clients is completed on time and to budget.
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Due to the location of this role you must drive.

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