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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.

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Jobs currently available

New job
Warehouse Operative
Sector: Sales
Salary: £20,500 per annum
Location: Maldon surrounding area
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910936
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Warehouse Operative on behalf of a company based near Maldon.

Please note due to location you will need to drive.

Duties include:

  • Preparation, picking and packing of orders for delivery in the UK and global export.
  • Correctly packaging and labelling goods prior to despatch.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and well-organised warehouse.
  • Manual handling of goods will be required.
  • You must have the following attributes and skills:
  • Experienced in a similar role.
  • A desire to work in a focused environment towards deadlines.
  • Flexibility; the ability to adapt to varied tasks.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Forklift licence required; ideally both Bendi and Counterbalance licences.

Hours of employment:

  • Monday – Friday.
  • 08:30 - 17:00 (7.5 hour day with 1 hour lunch break).
  • 28 paid holiday/year (includes Public Holidays).
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New job
Legal Conveyancing Secretary
Sector: Law and Security
Salary: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 910926
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a temporary Legal Conveyancing Secretary to join a well-established Law Firm based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

We are looking for someone with a calm, compassionate temperament who can work in a fast-paced environment.

The vacancy is in the Conveyancing Department, so experience in this area would be beneficial.

Your duties will include:

  • Keeping records up-to-date and general filing (both paper and electronic documents)
  • Archiving files
  • Typing up legal documents, including transcribing and audio dictation, correspondence, e-mails and other similar documents
  • Answering the phone and making a documented record of calls
  • Organising diaries
  • Making appointments with clients
  • Generating invoices
  • Informing accounts department of any Client changes
  • Covering reception

You will have:

  • Experience working as a Legal Secretary
  • IT skills and knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office, email/diary software
  • An organised approach to managing a full workload, with attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate work to deadlines
  • Able to communicate clearly in both written and oral formats
  • Ability to work in a team, have a flexible approach and build excellent working relationships.
  • Commitment to the firm’s aims and own development

You will receive a competitive salary (flexible, depending on experience) career progression opportunities, Up to 28 days holiday (inc bank holidays)
Please do not hesitate to apply if you believe you are right for this role.

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New job
Sales Account Manager
Sector: Sales
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910932
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-regarded and long-standing business based on the outskirts of Colchester. The company is looking to recruit a sales-driven Account Manager - adding to their existing, successful team.

In this dynamic role, you will be generating revenue, growing existing business but also be building new business - working with associated businesses. You will be a fundamental member of the team and will have a crucial role in promoting the organisation and developing new accounts.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To generate revenue across multiple platforms
  • Speak to and build rapport with new and existing customers
  • Create bespoke proposals to meet clients needs
  • Generate creative ideas to help with brand growth
  • Close and secure proposals with customers
  • Working across business departments to meet customers expectations
  • Maintain and manage CRM system
  • Achieve KPI’s

Skills required:

  • Sales experience
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Motivated
  • Able to build rapport quickly
  • Great customer service/relation skills
  • Team working abilities
  • Strong time management skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment and enjoy the buzz and momentum of what a sales role provides

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team - offering a competitive salary, company benefits and commission.

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New job
Production Operative
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £8.91 - £9.16 per hour
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 1107048
About the role

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

This is a temporary ongoing role with the view to going permanent for the right candidate.

This role will include the following duties:

  • Picking and packing
  • Working on the production line
  • Cleaning down production areas and machinery
  • Moving boxes
  • General factory work

Please note – This factory involves the use of nuts on-site.

Paying £8.91 for day shift and afternoon and £9.16 for night shift.

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New job
Warehouse Forklift Driver
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £9.22 - £9.52 per hour
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 909529
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for Warehouse Forklift Drivers for a well-established company based in Braintree, Essex.

You will be working Monday to Friday with early finishes on a Friday to enjoy a long weekend.

Shifts available:

7am -3:30pm with a 2:30pm finish on a Friday.
Or
6.00am -2.00pm with a 1:30pm finish on a Friday.

Paying between £9.22 - £9.52 per hour with the opportunity to work overtime at overtime rates.

You will have a minimum of 1 year of counterbalance experience, with an accredited FLT licence.

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