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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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Quality Control Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Braintree, Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 912150
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Quality Control Engineer on behalf of a company based in Braintree, Essex.

You will have a strong work history in manufacturing.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Determine test requirements, test methods, sample sizes and statistical analysis for qualification/verification studies for incoming material and manufacturing.
  • Devise and/or maintain sampling procedures, designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating and reporting quality data.
  • Initiate and lead non-conformance investigations regarding component failures, finished goods failures, and product returns. This includes but is not limited to performing risk analysis, determining root cause and recommending corrective action.
  • Analyse customer complaints, events and other post-marketing surveillance data by examining the data for patterns and trends and investigating when necessary and working on cross-functional teams.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering and operations to assess, develop and implement process quality controls such as Process Flow Chart, Product Control Plan (PCP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Develop, implement, and/or maintain methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material, and devise methods to assess cost and responsibility.
  • Develop, implement, and/or maintain methods, procedures, and schedules for supplier evaluation and auditing.

Education and experience:

  • Degree in quality, industrial, or mechanical engineering.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Assembly Experience.
  • Working knowledge of 5S.
  • Working knowledge of ESD controls and discipline (S20.20 Standard).
  • Working knowledge of using problem-solving tools such as 8D/5 Whys.
  • Working knowledge and ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit certification.
  • Basic understanding of Supplier Quality Management.
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Awareness and working knowledge of EHS.
  • Previous experience in supplier development.
  • Working knowledge of FMEA.

Personal requirements:

  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, multitasking environment.
  • Strong understanding of Complaint Handling processes and Complaint investigations.
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of PPAP (Production Part Approval Process).
  • Excellent organisation, documentation, and prioritisation skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is critical.
  • Self-starter to initiate work and execute solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills while maintaining confidential information.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Be flexible to help react to any quality or EHS issues that may arise within the business.
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Front End Web Developer
Sector: Media and Internet
Salary: Competitive
Location: South East
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911803
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a growing organisation, with offices based in Colchester and across the South East – that is looking to add a Front End Developer to its team on a permanent basis.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a digital team. This is a varied role which requires you to be inquisitive and responsive to the ever-evolving world of the web as well as an enthusiastic and proactive person. You will be part of a multi-skilled and innovative, integrated design team delivering primarily digital design services.

As a React developer, you will be responsible for the building of new Interactive Systems as well as performing maintenance on existing projects and developing new features. You will work closely with the design team giving feedback on the UX and design phases on the feasibility and possible UX issues.

You will be a great team player and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships. You will be confident in your own abilities and be able to proactively influence colleagues and manage their expectations. You will have gravitas and be able to work under your own initiative whilst effectively managing workloads and client timescales. You will have strong communication skills and ensure that internal processes are maintained.

Key duties include:

  • Develop new user-facing features.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.
  • Optimise websites for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Assure all projects follow security best practices.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  • To produce all digital work to the highest standards.
  • To support the growth of our digital team.
  • Challenge and contribute towards the continual evolution of both our Production Process and Development Standards.
  • To continually advance your own knowledge through frequent research.

Key and technical skills required:

  • Solid understanding of OOP (esp. in JavaScript).
  • React.
  • Experience with HTML & CSS.
  • REST APIs.
  • Styled Components.
  • CSS preprocessors (Sass, Less, SCSS).
  • A working knowledge HTML5, CSS3 and SASS, including Pre-Processors, Task Runners, responsive design and graceful degradation techniques.
  • Strong debugging skills with a desire to find the cause of difficult problems.
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch/Figma/XD.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technical/on-page SEO, Google best-practice and tools including Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.
  • Strong working knowledge of Git Version Control, and modern deployment processes.
  • Adequate knowledge of the GDPR.

This is an excellent opportunity to either work on a hybrid basis, depending on your location or be fully remote.

On offer is a competitive salary and great company benefits, with further development.

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Warehouse Returns (EU) Operative (Days)
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £9.62 - £10.09 per hour
Location: Bury St. Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 912149
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a growing logistics business, with multiple sites across East Anglia - looking to add a Warehouse Returns (EU) Operative (Days), to its existing and long-standing team.

The purpose of this role is to carry out basic warehouse tasks as required by the line manager/supervisor responsible for the contract and customers.

Key duties include:

  • Working at a timely pace to ensure each task is completed to meet the client’s requirements.
  • Handling telephone and email queries in a professional and timely manner.
  • Dealing with customer queries on stock issues and stock held.
  • Processing orders within the Warehouse Management System.
  • Liaising with Customers and Couriers to track why products have been returned.
  • Liaising with Customer Service Agents to assist with their tasks.
  • Keeping the warehouse tidy and organised.
  • Assisting in other areas of business as required.
  • Supporting other members of staff in the operation.
  • Unloading goods in.
  • Checking in goods.
  • Loading deliveries.
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be required.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong understanding of and, ability to communicate in writing to customers.
  • Strong ability to verbally communicate and the confidence to speak with customers regularly.
  • Good understanding of how to use a PC, competent enough to learn new software applications with minimal training.
  • Knowledge of company health and safety policy.
  • Housekeeping awareness.
  • Physically active.
  • Clean driving licence preferred.
  • Have previously worked in a Warehouse Operative role.
  • Full and valid counterbalance licence.

Working hours are from Monday to Friday, 7.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Free parking is available on site and lots of further progression and development is available.

Due to company location, you need to have access to your own transport.

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New job
Warehouse Returns Operative (Days)
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £9.62 per hour
Location: Bury St. Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 912148
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a growing logistics business, with multiple sites across East Anglia - looking to add a Warehouse Returns Operative (Days), to its existing and long-standing team.

The purpose of this role is to carry out basic warehouse tasks as required by the line manager/supervisor responsible for the contract and customers.

Key duties include:

  • Working at a timely pace to ensure each task is completed to meet the client’s requirements.
  • Handling telephone and email queries in a professional and timely manner.
  • Dealing with customer queries on stock issues and stock held.
  • Processing orders within the Warehouse Management System.
  • Liaising with Customers and Couriers to track why products have been returned.
  • Liaising with Customer Service Agents to assist with their tasks.
  • Keeping the warehouse tidy and organised.
  • Assisting in other areas of business as required.
  • Supporting other members of staff in the operation.
  • Unloading goods in.
  • Checking in goods.
  • Loading deliveries.
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be required.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong understanding of and, ability to communicate in writing to customers.
  • Strong ability to verbally communicate and the confidence to speak with customers regularly.
  • Good understanding of how to use a PC, competent enough to learn new software applications with minimal training.
  • Knowledge of company health and safety policy.
  • Housekeeping awareness.
  • Physically active.
  • Clean driving licence preferred.
  • Have previously worked in a Warehouse Operative role.

Working hours are from Monday to Friday, 6.00 am to 2.30 pm.

Free parking is available on site.

Lots of further progression and development are available.

Due to company location, you need to have access to your own transport.

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New job
Warehouse Operative (Days)
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £9.62 per hour
Location: Bury St. Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 912147
About the role

Just Recruitment is working with a growing logistics business, with multiple sites across East Anglia - looking to add a Warehouse Operative (days), to its existing and long-standing team.

The key purpose of this role is to carry out basic warehouse tasks as required by the Line Manager/Supervisor responsible for the contract and customers.

Key duties include:

  • Operate equipment safely and effectively according to requirements.
  • Unloading goods in.
  • Checking in goods.
  • Putting away products, keeping the warehouse tidy.
  • Picking products as per customer orders.
  • Checking orders, ensuring accuracy.
  • Packing orders to ensure safety in delivery.
  • Loading deliveries.
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be required.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Good level of numeracy and literacy.
  • Basic PC skills.
  • Knowledge of company health and safety policy.
  • Housekeeping awareness.
  • Physically active.

Working hours are from 6.00 am to 2.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Free parking is available on site.

Lots of development and further training available.

Due to company location, you must have access to your own transport.

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