Inspirational People

Inspirational People - Just Recruitment

We all know people that have inspired us. Sometimes they are from the world stage of business, sport or politics and sometimes they are everyday folk who have touched our lives; teachers, colleagues or friends.

We have put together some brief portraits of men and women who have inspired the employees of Just Recruitment. A maths teacher, a kids football coach, a tennis player, an engineer who pioneered employee ownership and a bicycle repairer who went on to form his own motor company.

Peter Foy remembers a man who inspired him to realise his dreams with tales of Colditz and an infectious love of mathematics – Published: 6 December 2018 ...read more

Just Recruitment sponsors Needham Market FC. Company director Peter Foy takes a lesson in life from the team’s head coach – Published: 6 December 2018 ...read more

It took an impressive person to put women’s tennis on the map. 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King was more than up to the task – Published: 2 April 2019 ...read more

Ove Arup wasn’t only the finest structural engineer of his generation. He led the way in forming one of the earliest employee-owned companies, too – Published: 6 December 2018 ...read more

Morris Motors was at the forefront of the UK’s automotive sector for much of the twentieth century. But while the Morris badge no longer survives, its founder’s name lives on thanks to his many acts of generosity – Published: 6 December 2018 ...read more

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Care Coordinator
Sector: Healthcare
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: BUC-CC
About the role

Back Up Care is recruiting for a Care Coordinator for their Colchester Office to work on the busy Healthcare desk.

Previous experience in scheduling care and support staff would be preferred and a healthcare background is an advantage. You will be extremely confident and well-presented and be able to use your own initiative.

This position will involve working alongside the Office Manager, supporting them with the day to day running of the desk.

The role will include:

  • Registration interviews with potential new candidates, and completion of all necessary compliance documents for successful candidates
  • Booking clients rotas to relevant active care staff, and ensuring that all care staff availability is booked to full potential
  • Service calls to clients that are using service meetings to ensure current clients’ needs are being met by Back Up Care
  • Telephone calls to prospect clients
  • Email and Mailers sent to prospect clients
  • Source leads for possible new business
  • Sales calls to obtain new business
  • Sales meetings to obtain new business
  • Ensure specialist software is updated with carer and client information and all bookings are entered onto the system
  • General administration duties
  • On-call rota duties

This requires you to work at an extremely fast pace, placing candidates into both temporary and permanent placements to match their qualifications, skills and experience.

There is a large amount of telephone calls liaison with candidates and clients, therefore excellent clear communicational skills are a must and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Other essential skills are:

  • An ability to work as part of a team and as a lone worker
  • A proven ability of effective time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent administrational skills are vital and attention to detail ensuring all candidates are compliant prior to assignment
  • Due to the requirements of the role, a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential

Holiday entitlement:

28 days holiday including public holidays, increasing to 33 days after 2-year service.

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV to emma.brown@back-upcare.co.uk

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Maintenance Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Braintree, Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910878
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer on behalf of a company based in Braintree, Essex to assist its maintenance team in planned maintenance and breakdown repairs throughout the site.

You will ideally have gained experience within an industrial/heavy engineering environment.

The focus of this role is to ensure the smooth day to day running of the company wide machines and buildings.

The role will require close coordination with the maintenance team.

The main department responsibilities in this role are as follows:

  • Assist in the planning of breakdown maintenance of the whole site.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of new project installations.
  • Assist engagement and liaison with sub-contractors vehicles service operators and insurance inspectors.
  • Assist in purchasing maintenance-related products and services. Maintain efficient maintenance spares and factory consumables store.
  • Routine production-related tasks.
  • Site Security.
  • Assist in the management of staff overalls.
  • Assist in the management of company vehicles.
  • Supervision of labourers working in your immediate area.
  • Assist in Lean Manufacturing initiative and tidiness of your area.
  • Assist in Supervising apprentices/trainees when allocated to the maintenance department.
  • Provide full support to all maintenance team.
  • Provide feedback to Managers
  • Suggest improvements to procedures, equipment, operating methods etc. to increase efficiency.
  • Work to provide results in a timely manner in accordance with planned dates/times.
  • Note: Training will be provided on company-specific systems and machinery, but you should have a good understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering and be able to learn the roles above quickly.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship minimum to NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering (Craft and Technician).
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics training.
  • Electrical qualifications - Electrical Maintenance basics at a minimum.
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualification.
  • Ideally, 3+ years experience as a maintenance Technician/engineer.
  • Experience 3+ years of team working (2 or more people).
  • Ideally have 5 GCSE’s including Maths & English and Science (C or above).
  • A working knowledge of Windows and MS Office, Outlook, Word and Excel most importantly.

Candidates without these qualifications but who can demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience will be considered.

Hours of work:

  • 39 hours per week.
  • Monday to Thursday: 7.00am – 3.30pm.
  • Friday: 7.00am – 2.30pm.
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QA Manager
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Saffron Walden
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910873
About the role

Our client is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join them on a permanent, full-time basis. This opportunity offers stability, longevity and professional development.

Reporting directly to the MD, the Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving the Company's Quality Management System and ensure internal compliance
  • Working with all departments to ensure their procedures are being followed and to improve their internal and cross-functional processes and procedures
  • Ensure that the quality of current and newly introduced products is compliant and traceable
  • Coordinate Quality activities with all over departments
  • Develop and improve quality relationships with all customers of the Company
  • Responsible for all Quality activities and personnel in the Quality Department for the Company
  • Provide strong leadership in the day-to-day operations of the Quality department and mentor the members of the team
  • Establish performance goals for all departmental employees and monitor performance on a continual basis
  • Oversee all hiring, appraisal, training and discipline of Quality personnel
  • Member of the Company's Management team
  • Produce the Quality element of the company's annual Budget
  • Formulate the departmental strategy aligned to the overall Company strategy
  • Embed a Continuous Improvement culture within the Quality Dept and contribute to the Continuous Improvement programme across the site

Requirements:

  • HND or equivalent qualification in Engineering or a related technical field required
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Ability to articulate (verbally and in writing), defend and negotiate Quality expectations with internal and external customers at all levels of management
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to guide and educate/train at all levels
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