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About Just

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 entrepreneurial 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.

    We have always been firmly rooted in our local community.  

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.

East Anglia MapThe 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.

    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 matchmaking 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.

Just Terms, Conditions and Policies

Jobs currently available

New job
Sector: Law and Security
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911409
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-established business based in Sudbury looking to add a Secretary to its existing team.

The role will be based in the Residential Property/Conveyancing Department and will involve assisting the lawyer, audio typing, preparing documents, answering the phone, dealing with enquiries and assisting clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Audio Typing
  • Preparing letters and drafting documents
  • Handling diaries and booking appointments
  • Answering the phone and dealing with queries
  • Witnessing documents
  • ID checks
  • General secretarial duties

You will ideally have experience in a secretarial position. Experience within the law sector would be advantageous. You will have audio typing experience and excellent typing skills. You will need to have a good level of IT literacy, experience in Microsoft Word essential, and Excel would be useful.

Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm

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New job
Production Planner
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911407
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently seeking a Production Planner for its client based in Witham.


  • Coordinate production workflow for multiple products
  • Schedule work according to production needs
  • Monitor a project's progress to ensure it's following the schedule
  • Keep paperwork organized
  • Collaborate with the sales and production department
  • Assist management to resolve problems with late shipments, material shortages, customer schedule changes, and cancellations of customer orders


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
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New job
Assistant Manager – Merchant
Sector: Retail
Salary: Competitive
Location: Basildon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911400
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be working with a large organisation - with stores across the UK, they are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Branch Manager to join their team in Basildon.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organisation - offering a competitive salary and company bonus.

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 5pm and every other Saturday morning - overtime is paid.

Free Parking

Company bonus scheme

Previous experience within Builders/Plumbers merchants is essential.

Personal attributes:

  • A hard-working polite team player.
  • A self-motivated person who understands the importance of getting the job done and/or responding to the customer as promised, and on time.
  • Should be punctual, well presented and like to operate in a clean and tidy manner.
  • Positive with a friendly "can do" attitude.
  • A good listener who is keen to learn, develop new skills and "get on" in the business.
  • Thoughtful and resourceful, someone who enjoys solving problems.
  • Real ambition and a desire to succeed would be beneficial, as the role offers excellent opportunities to progress in the future.
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New job
Production Assistant
Sector: Warehouse
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911401
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently seeking a Production Assistant for its well-established client based in Witham.

Duties include:

  • Completing orders and preparing vinyl
  • Preparing orders ready for dispatch, including packing
  • Working towards tight deadlines
  • Keeping production area clean and tidy
  • Supporting other departments when busy
  • Updating Production paperwork


8am – 4.30pm with a half-hour lunch break

Free parking

Overtime is available and is paid at time and a half

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New job
Warehouse Assistant
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour
Location: Braintree, Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911399
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Warehouse Assistant for its client based in Braintree, Essex.

Due to continued growth and succession planning our client has an opportunity for an individual to join their team. The company operates a small but extremely busy Turning Department equipped with CNC Turning centres, Sliding Head and Multi-spindle Auto Lathes. Storage and distribution of raw materials is a critical part of their operation.


You will work a permanent dayshift. Daily duties will be aligned with the company’s operational needs for the appropriate raw materials to be available at their point of use as scheduled by production. The team will comprise of two employees.

You will need previous experience in the use of a counterbalance forklift/Combi lift.


  • Loading materials (in bar or billet form) to the Lathes and moving bar stock from our High Bay Warehouse Facility to the Turning Cell.
  • Palletising finished work in preparation for shipment to Heat Treatments and protecting using waterproof film.
  • Clearing swarf and chips from machines and emptying chip bins into scrap metal skips.
  • Unloading/loading commercial vehicles.
  • Machine minding and carrying out fettling and deburring operations.
  • Verifying incoming raw materials by checking weight, bar sizes and specification.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7.30 – 16.00
  • Friday: 7.30 – 15.00.
  • 39-hours per week.

Additional hours at overtime rates are available to suit business demands.


In return, we offer a competitive salary; after a qualifying period health care cashback scheme and company pension contributions, a generous holiday allowance of 25 days per year (full-time allocation) plus bank holidays and free on-site parking.

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