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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

Commercial Manager
Sector: Retail
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910265
About the role

Just Recruitment have a fantastic opportunity for a bright and ambitious Commercial Manager to join an exciting company as they rapidly expand nationwide.

Based in Colchester, Essex, you will be working as part of their supplier negotiation team.

Duties will include:

  • Negotiating purchasing agreements to ensure the best deal for the business.
  • Delivering support to both managers and estimators in their pricing and queries.
  • Providing a point of contact for our suppliers to help deliver their message to our staff and customers.
  • Attending events, shows and exhibitions to network and identify further possibilities for a better deal.
  • Working alongside the Product File team to creating pricing structures to enable our staff to trade competitively.
  • Identifying new product ranges and suppliers that will provide futureproofing for the years to come.
  • Providing direct assistance to the Commercial Director with support from the other Commercial Managers.
  • A good level of competency with Excel is a must. Experience in either a similar role or a related industry is preferred.
  • Key personality traits would be a keen grasp of numbers and an enthusiastic, dynamic, ‘can do’ attitude.
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Maintenance Engineer: Mon to Thur 4.30pm – 2.30am
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £25,000 - £33,000 per annum
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910254
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an enthusiastic, motivated and talented individual for the position of Maintenance Engineer on behalf of a company based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Primary responsibility:
The primary responsibility of this role is to lead preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance in order to support Operations

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance to support Operations
  • Assisting electrical support and associated work to support Operations
  • Responsible for leading infrastructure maintenance and upgrades
  • Provide support to the contractor coordinator dealing with external contractors and associated permitting systems
  • Provide support for Project Lead assisting with identifying potential suppliers and equipment, liaising with companies through to installation and commissioning stage
  • Provide support required to maintain the engineering side of SAP with regards to PPM scheduling, PPM job sheets, tracking breakdowns and keeping equipment infrastructure up to date
  • Responsible for ensuring continuous site improvements are achieved in line with Lean manufacturing principles e.g. 5S
  • Facilitate service contract management including regulatory requirements for maintenance-related activities
  • Ensure site engineering documentation and associated training is kept up to date in line with site procedures
  • Responsible for sourcing quotes and raising purchase requisitions to maintain stock levels

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advance modern apprenticeship, BTEC Level 3 in engineering or HNC in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 17th (current) edition wiring regulations certification preferred but not essential
  • IPAF access license 3a and 3b qualification preferred
  • PASMA tower qualification preferred
  • Experience working in a busy manufacturing environment
  • Experience in change management and driving continuous improvement
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate various organisational levels
  • Ability to understand and manage Engineering SAP system
  • Ability to understand and use procurement purchasing system
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety requirements including permitting systems
  • Ability to respond and react quickly to changing production demands.

Hours of work:

  • Hours of work are 40 hours per week with overtime as required to support production demand - Monday to Thursday 4.30pm to 2.30am.
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Industrial Engineer
Sector: Engineering & Technical
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910249
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Industrial Engineer for a medical device manufacturer based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Industrial Engineers are key within their newly created team whose primary responsibility is to deliver continuous improvement initiatives across all levels/functions of the business.  

Ideally, you will be an accredited Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt practitioner, with some experience within a manufacturing engineering environment.

You will be the driving force behind fostering a culture of sustainable change through the creation, coaching and embedding of LEAN methodology, its tools, and the supporting framework to deliver business transformation.

This is a great opportunity for development.  If you're great at coaching and motivating others we'd love to hear from you.

Responsibilities include:

  • To identify and deliver improvement activities across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking
  • To work with key business stakeholders to build a Continuous Improvement environment to support an on-going programme of change
  • To lead, facilitate and coach LEAN/process improvement based workshops or Kaizens to drive ideas and solutions
  • To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within business processes and identify better ways of working
  • To identify trends and process variations as part of establishing a Continuous Improvement monitoring system
  • To assist in the development and implementation of 'best-in-class' Continuous Improvement strategy
  • To take ownership of change initiatives from evolution/efficiency identification through to project delivery via internal governance and controls
  • To ensure the business impact and project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all times
  • To set up programs, deliver coaching and run projects across all functions
  • To complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and to ensure that improvements can be made for future projects (lessons learned)

Suitable applicants will ideally have some work experience in the medical device industry or other regulated industry.

  • Accreditation in Lean Six Sigma Green/Black(preferred) belt as a minimum
  • Experience in Manufacturing / Engineering is essential
  • Significant experience of hands-on implementation of Continuous Improvement programs and LEAN solutions
  • Ability to operate and communicate within a cross-functional team made up of both technical and non-technical members
  • Manage time efficiently to meet reactive business demands
  • Ability to set-up, facilitate and lead improvements/Kaizen sessions with a range of business stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements
  • Project management skills highly desirable
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Saffron Walden
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910231
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for a leading manufacturing company specialising in the design and assembly of mechanical and electromechanical products.

The role will involve leading and overseeing the engineering and design activities from the development of existing solutions or generation of new designs.

You will be carrying out technical research, testing and engineering analysis as well as generating test and technical documentation.

You will also be overseeing R&D activities, ensuring compliance with internal/customer requirements and UK as well as international legislation.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree standard (or further, Masters, PHD etc.) in Engineering subject.
  • Understanding of technical requirements capture/compliance matrix, clause by clauses.
  • Solid engineering knowledge and background should have previously held a position of Senior Engineer or Principle Engineer, design skills desirable and 3D CAD capable (Catia V5 preferred).
  • Ability to both generate and present, technical presentations and documents.
  • Working understanding of design review / New Product Introduction process.
  • Practical FMEA / FMECA / Risk Engineering experience.
  • Basic understanding of reliability and safety analysis.
  • Ability to perform structural calculations (hand calculations).
  • Working knowledge of LV directive, IEE regs, appreciation of standards and legislation.

Technical zeal, engineering diligence.

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Mortgage Advisor
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910240
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Mortgage Advisor to join an established mortgage company based in Sudbury.

As part of a local group who have been operating for over 20 years, our client has a great reputation in the local area. Their office is rapidly expanding and they are looking to take on someone with a real hunger to succeed within the industry.

You will have:

  • A CeMAP qualification
  • Experience within mortgage broking or financial services
  • Great communication skills
  • A detail-oriented nature
  • Experience of dealing with clients, both in-person and over the phone
  • Strong market awareness
  • Great knowledge of Microsoft packages and be generally computer literate

In return, you will receive a competitive base salary plus commission.

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