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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

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Sales Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911579
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a growing organisation based on the outskirts of Colchester that is looking to add a Sales Administrator to its team.

Working in a busy sales office, you will manage the enquiries received and process accordingly - following the process from start to finish, liaising with the wider business team as required.

Conducting sales schedules, liaising with purchasing on product lead times, advising of delivery dates and communicating any information to the relevant people within associated businesses.

The role also involves dealing with all general client enquiries/issues and after-sales support.

In order to be considered for this role, you will need to be customer-focused, have excellent attention to detail and possess excellent IT and communication skills.

Please note due to company location, you will need to have access to your own transport.

Working Monday to Friday - free parking is available on site.

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Customer Service and Logistics Administrator
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911578
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a growing, well-established, organisation based in Sudbury - looking to add a Customer Service and Logistics Administrator to its long-standing team.

This role will be extremely varied and there will be scope for you to make this role your own.

As a Customer Service and Logistics Administrator, you will deal directly with customers by phone or email providing stock updates, pricing and delivery information. You will respond promptly to all customer enquiries. You will also be responsible for booking all transport for goods picked using the preferred suppliers.

Key duties:

  • Ensure customer and client delivery requirements are met
  • Daily telephone and email contact with customers and clients
  • Administration of order processing
  • Invoicing customers
  • Dispatch pallets/parcels by ensuring labels are printed and booked with the respective carrier

Your requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in a customer service driven organisation advantageous
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good listening skills, tactful and courteous
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with customers/clients, whilst appreciating the need for maintaining confidentiality
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Good working knowledge of IT packages e.g. Word and Excel
  • Experience in using SAGE advantageous

Working 0800 – 1700 hours with 1 hour for lunch. Flexibility is required in line with peak demands.

Free parking is available on site.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays.

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Customer Service Agent
Sector: Customer Service
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911574
About the role

Are you a good communicator and highly organised?

Do you enjoy working within a team environment and are able to work under pressure?

Just Recruitment is looking for a Customer Service Agent to be responsible for delivering the highest standard of customer excellence and sales support to our client’s customers. The role is based in Witham.

Duties include:

  • To provide quality customer service, including interacting with customers, answering customer enquiries across a variety of platforms, and effectively handling customer complaints and escalations
  • To process all customer orders in accordance to the Sales Order Processing procedure, adhering to policies
  • Accurately records and logs interactions on CRM against every customer communication.
  • To be proactive in maximising all sales by upselling, cross-selling, growing account spends, activating inactive or closed accounts, whilst passing on leads and opportunities as and when required across the business

Skills required:

  • Excellent organisation and multi-tasking skills with an attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and prioritising skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Experience required:

  • Proven track record in a similar Sales or Customer Service role.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft computer packages including Word, Excel and Outlook
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Artworker/Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911577
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Artworker/Designer position on behalf of a company based in Braintree.

Within this position, you will be working closely with the Artworker, Digital and IT Teams and will be responsible for delivering support as well as engaging solutions for a wide range of both digital and print solutions.

Skills/Experience:

  • Mac/PC skills and technical knowledge in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in MS Windows 10 and Microsoft Office applications – Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong understanding of typography and layout
  • Good knowledge of printing processes

Your qualities:

  • Organised approach and eye for detail
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to remain calm and work under pressure
  • Team player and ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Keen to expand your capabilities
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Flexographic Press Operator
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911565
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a growing organisation, at the forefront of its sector – looking to add a Flexographic Press Operator to their team.

Duties include:

  • Working to ensure compliance of finished goods products and to ensure timely delivery of the product to all customers
  • Setting up orders and ensuring jobs are created to spec pages
  • Ensuring print quality is as per customer approval
  • Scanning orders through the company's ERP system to deduct stock
  • Ensure all areas are kept clean, tidy and organised
  • Reporting any issues to the production manager
  • Keep the machine maintained and clean to the factory-recommended level
  • Report any machine problems to the production manager

Hours: 7.00am - 3.30pm.

Free parking is available on site.

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