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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
Material Controller / Planning Analyst
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Gillingham, Kent
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911209
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Material Controller/Planning Analyst on behalf of a company based in Gillingham, Kent.

You will be joining the Production Control and Logistics Department and will be the primary contact for the supplier or several suppliers, ensuring good communications between the supplier and manufacturing/customer coordinators and making sure goods are received on time.

You will also perform the MPS/MRP schedules for manufacturing and suppliers.

Role and reponsibilites:

  • Management of several external suppliers
  • Reviewing and sending AS400 purchase schedules to the supplier
  • Review shipments from the supplier, some by air some by sea
  • Keeping track of shipments
  • Prioritise incoming shipments, sea/air/other
  • Chasing suppliers to reduce arrears/backorders
  • Perform the MPS (Master Production Schedule) for the site
  • Ensure the plan is levelled as per the capacity with manufacturing/supplier
  • Perform the MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) run to produce the manufacturing and supplier schedules
  • Review customer variations and assess inventory levels and build plans
  • Ensure production is scheduled correctly to achieve on-time shipments (right time, right part, right quantity), optimise FG inventory and manufacturing cost
  • Conduct production planning and Scheduling activity and ensure efficient planning and optimised resource utilisation (equipment, resources, etc.)
  • Coordinate S&OP file updates for all required cross-functional inputs

Skills/experience:

Mandatory

  • Lean manufacturing/material movement
  • Production control experience

Desirable

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good proficiency in AS400 and/or SAP and/or business objects.
  • Knowledge of AS400 file transfers
  • Able to build relationships with suppliers and production team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate via reports, emails, presentations

Desirable

  • Mechanical engineering apprenticeship
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New job
Driver/Warehouse Assistant
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911208
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a growing organisation with sites across East Anglia, that are looking to add a Driver/Warehouse Assistant to its existing team.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.00pm.

Working every other Saturday - this is paid as overtime 8.00am to 12.30pm.

Key duties will include:

  • Deliveries in and around Colchester
  • Assembling & handling of materials
  • General warehouse duties
  • Assisting customers and other staff within the branch as and when required

In order to be considered for this role, you must have a full, clean driving licence and preferably, with historic van driving experience.

You will also have a good working knowledge of general trades.

You will need to be fit and active as well as be able to manage large, heavy items with appropriate loading equipment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that prides itself on customer service and the longevity of its team.

Further progression and development are available, as well as an excellent environment, free parking and company bonus.

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New job
Customer Service Administrator
Sector: Customer Service
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911079
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-established business based in Witham looking to add a Customer Service Administrator to their existing team.

For this role, you will be providing excellent customer service to the company’s regular customers, key accounts and internal customers such as production, accounts, transport and the sales team.

Your duties will include:

  • Checking orders ready for processing
  • Arranging delivery dates
  • Taking incoming calls
  • Assisting with customer queries and assisting with any issues
  • Speaking to regular customers to grow a productive working relationship
  • Updating internal systems
  • Providing admin support when required to the team

Key skills:

  • Ability to prioritise your time and plan your day
  • Ability to learn and absorb information
  • Great communication within the team and office
  • Confident and resilient to question discrepancies or answers given to ensure customer service is at the highest level
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New job
Welder/Fitter
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Clacton-on-Sea outskirts
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911206
About the role

Just Recruitment has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified Welder/Fitter to join an established manufacturing team where you will be expected to be integral to its success.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Be a very confident MIG and TIG welder
  • Be confident in reading drawings, with or without a jig
  • Be experienced in other processes, e.g. general machine tools, drills etc

Person specification:

You will need to meet all/any of the following criteria:

  • Experience in MIG/TIG Welding
  • Be a positive, reliable, hardworking team player
  • Have the ability to work on your own
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New job
Secretary
Sector: Law and Security
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911196
About the role

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

The role will be based in the Commercial Property department and will involve assisting the lawyer, doing audio typing, preparing documents, answering the phone, dealing with enquiries and assisting clients.

Key responsibilities to include:

  • 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 have experience in a secretarial position and experience within the law sector would be advantageous. You will also have audio typing experience and excellent typing skills. A good level of IT literacy and experience in Word are essential, as well as Excel, would be useful.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm.

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