Acknowledging that a child has grown up is never easy

Thirty-five years ago, I set up my first recruitment agency in Braintree Essex. A young woman with a dream, a bucket full of energy, a passion for recruitment and, probably, a lot of naivety! Today the dream has become a reality. The energy and passion are still there, although they are expressed more quietly. The naivety, went a long time ago but has not been completely replaced by cynicism!

Today, the Just Recruitment Group is a multi-branch agency with a turnover of more than £15,000,000. It is the flag ship business in a string of agencies that cover General Recruitment, Education, Social Care and Executive Search. It is a child that has come of age; but it is still very much my child.

I have built other businesses that, when the opportunity arose, I sold. Just is different though. As I said earlier, it’s my child. We have built a team that shares a culture and a business ethos. Many of that team have been with me for very nearly the entire journey. Any exit plan I considered had to have the team at its core. That is why I have decided to move the ownership of the group into an Employee Owned Trust (EOT). A Trust that will run the business for the benefit of the employees.

I, and the board of directors, will stay in place for the next few years; to allow the orderly transformation of the business into an Employee Owned Company. It’s as exciting a project as the original creation of the business. What the next 35 years holds for Just Recruitment, I don’t know. What I do know is that I am handing it over to the best people available.

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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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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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