Spotlight on Emma Kershaw – Just Recruitment Director

This week our director, Emma Kershaw, will be as busy as usual. Visiting our branches, mentoring consultants and meeting with clients. Her contribution to the continued success of Just Recruitment has been immense.

Exactly 30 years ago Emma joined the group as a trainee in our Sudbury branch. Very quickly she developed her recruitment skills, first running her own desk and quickly becoming manager of the branch. While other recruitment companies struggled to establish a footprint in the town, Emma grew the branch. Nurturing the team around her and building great working relationships with the client base. Today there are 8 consultants working in the office with plans to expand in 2019.

She led the project for the company to become ISO 9001 accredited, the first recruitment company in Suffolk to achieve this. In 2009 Emma was appointed a director, taking responsibility for operational excellence. Since joining the board, she has been involved in the strategic development of the company while maintaining her hands-on involvement across the branches.

In 2017 Emma helped steer the company to become an Employee Owned Trust and is working to develop the next generation of managers in the business. 30 years on and her appetite for hard work and business excellence are undiminished.

Congratulations Emma, we are all looking forward to working with you on the next chapter in your distinguished career.

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Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
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The Just Recruitment Group have a superb opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client on a fulltime, permanent basis working near to Haverhill.

Reporting directly to the CEO of this fast growing successful company. The business is currently growing at 20% per annum and is at a pivotal moment in its development. New premises have been purchased and new sales and accounting systems are due to be installed in the coming 6 months. This role will be part of the senior management team and involved in key decision making for the business going forward.

Responsibilities include:

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The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

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  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel.
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Service Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
Location: National
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
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About the role

This position is based nationally and reports to the Field Service Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Attending customer sites across the UK and Ireland as required by the business.
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Qualification 

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Experience

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Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 with a 60-minute unpaid lunch break. However, will be expected to work such additional hours as are necessary for the proper performance of your duties.

Reward Package

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Site Financial Controller - 1 Year FTC
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: Contact us
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
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About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Site Financial Controller on a one year fixed term contract, for a global manufacturer based at their site in Sudbury. 

Working a 37.5 hr week Monday - Friday 

25 Days annual leave + bank holidays 

Free Parking 

Occasional travel to the other UK sites will be required 

The Primary responsibility for this role is to be accountable for the accounting and controls environment statuary and legal compliance. 

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Site support for all finance related processes 
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The ideal candidate would have qualifications with a recognised accountancy body and preferably experience working in the manufacturing industry. Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft office is essential. 

The purpose of this role is to work closely and business partner with the CFO, Directors and BU Leaders to guide the operational and strategic direction of various departments, therefore the role will involve some travel to various UK sites and possibly HQ in Germany. 

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