What do the phrase “quality jobs” actually mean?

We often hear the phrase “quality jobs” being used by politicians and journalists, but what do they mean by it – or rather what should it mean?

Last year CIPD produced a report (CIPD Survey Report 2018 / UK Working Lives) to help answer the question. Below are a series of short videos based on the findings of their report.

How do we define a quality job?
The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently produced a report to help answer the question.
How is your work–life balance

UK employees work longer than their European counterparts according to CIPD.

How can employers improve job quality

To help answer the question a CIPD survey pointed to three types of worker: the Stuck, the Squeezed and the Satisfied.

Facts on working status and contract types

Published: 7 June 2019

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Sales Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909834
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Sales Administrator on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The role of the Sales Administrator is to support and assist the Sales team with their administration.

Main responsibilities:

  • Accurate data input onto an in-house database
  • Compiling instruction letters to agents
  • Adding properties to Rightmove & directing enquiries to sales neg team
  • Emailing estate agents regarding price reductions and changes with marketing
  • Supporting the sales team with ad-hoc duties
  • Organise property inspections and contractors (such as cleaning, gardening, etc)
  • Keeping the management team informed with changes impacting their account
  • Updating spreadsheets if required
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Be able to follow GDPR rules and regulations
  • Scanning documents and saving them to database

Relevant skills and experience:

Essential

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with google sheets and SharePoint is desirable
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Confident on the telephone
  • Organised and reliable
  • Good command of the written and verbal English language
  • Professional
  • General administration

    Preferred
  • Previous experience of working with housebuilders and housing associations
  • Property knowledge

You MUST have your own transport due to the location of the company.

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Account Manager – Property
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909833
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Account Manager on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The primary role of the Account Manager is to maintain and develop clients’ accounts. They will also be responsible for supporting the Directors where appropriate, in the wider needs of their clients.

Main responsibilities:

  • Build and develop allocated clients accounts
  • Compile research to produce property valuation appraisals
  • Maintain regular client contact to ensure they are up to date with all existing applications; from applications to exchange
  • Ensure client timescales are adhered to and, where appropriate, liaise with client regarding concerns
  • Oversee the entire sales process from application to legal completion and support team members to promote good working practices;
    • Proactively manage allocated Assistant Account Manager to ensure 24-hour turnaround of Property Valuation Appraisal
    • Proactively manage Account Coordinator to ensure valuations are booked in as quickly as possible and all associated duties are completed on time
    • Proactively work alongside Head of the Sales Negotiation Team to ensure properties are sold at the best possible price to the right buyer, negotiation on plot sales on a part
      exchange or assisted move property
    • Proactively manage allocated Head of the Sales Progression Team to facilitate swift legal completion
  • Carry out regular site visits to develop and maintain relationships with client Sales Consultants and Sales Directors
    • Presenting products and services
    • Training Sales Consultants
    • Gathering monthly and quarterly KPI’s
  • Achieve targets as set by the company
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to at all times
    Maintain the company values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients

Person specification
Relevant skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of building relationships and excellent customer service skills
  • Experience of presenting to groups and training
  • Previous experience of working for an estate agency
  • Experience in valuing properties
  • Good command of English language both written and verbal
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • IT literate; database experience, MS Office, Word, Excel
  • Previous experience of working with housebuilders and housing associations
  • Part exchange and assisted move knowledge

You MUST have their own transport due to the location of the company.

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Assistant Account Manager – Property
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909831
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Assistant Account Manager on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The role of the Assistant Account Manager is to assist in maintaining and developing clients’ accounts, and to assist the Account Manager in the day to day running and development of the client account.

Key responsibilities
Proactively support:

  • The AM to ensure valuations are carried out in line with service level agreement, and all associated duties are completed on time
  • The Sales Negotiator to ensure properties are sold at the best possible price to the right buyer
  • The allocated Sales Progressor to facilitate swift legal completion
  • Compile and provide the Account Manager with a completed property valuation appraisal reports
  • Monitor all periodic update reports for clients to ensure standards are met
  • Ensure clients’ time scales are adhered to and, where appropriate, liaise with clients regarding concerns
  • Overseeing vacant property inspections and occasionally attend the property
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to all times
  • Promote and encourage the use of additional services at all times
  • Achieve targets as set by the company
  • Maintain the company values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients

Person specification
Relevant qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of working for an estate agency
  • Previous experience of delivering excellent customer service
  • Experience in valuing properties
  • Good command of English language both written and verbal
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • IT literate; database experience, MS Office, Word, Excel

Working hours are 09:00 to 18:00 and you will be office based however, flexibility to attend clients’ sites will be required, along with some weekend work.

You MUST have your own transport due to the location of the company.

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Warehouse Administrator
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: Up to £10.03 per hour
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909832
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Warehouse Administrator, to join a company at their site in Halstead, Essex.

Duties include:

  • Booking despatches onto the system and Sage 200.
  • Organising and filing of paperwork.
  • Communicating despatches to warehouse personnel and fork truck drivers.
  • Arranging haulage/transport companies for deliveries and collections.
  • Export documentation completion – for all export customers who require to ensure goods are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Co-ordinating documentation with Customers.
  • Working with our internal trade department to ensure smooth deliveries to customers and solving any issues with customer orders.
  • Completion of our internal return’s procedure.

Suitable applicants will have experience in a similar position, and knowledge of Sage200.

Working Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm.

Plus working 1 Saturday per month to assist with stock checks.

Free parking available.

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Part-Time Payroll Assistant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 per hour
Location: Sudbury
Role: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909830
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-regarded manufacturing organisation based in Sudbury.

They are looking to add a Part-Time Payroll and Office Assistant to their team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing all weekly payrolls and some monthly payrolls
  • Setting up new employees and removal and payment of leavers
  • Recording of absences, calculation of SSP and other statutory payments
  • Submission of payrolls via BACS
  • Printing and distribution of payslips
  • Filing and maintaining payroll archives
  • Providing reports to directors and accountants
  • Performing all admin duties, ordering stationery and supporting the wider team as necessary

Your requirements:

  • Have a good working knowledge of payroll
  • Ideally – sage payroll knowledge
  • Experience of working in a payroll department
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach
  • Be PC literate and competent in using Microsoft Excel
  • Above all, discretion and confidentiality are vital, and the candidate must be able to communicate effectively on all levels

This is a part-time role working 5 hours a day – Monday to Friday only.

25 hours in total per week - these can be worked within school hours.

Working Monday and Tuesday is a requirement as payroll is run on Wednesdays.

Free parking, an excellent working environment and company benefits are available.

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Senior Production Operative
Sector: Production and Stock Control
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909752
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Senior Production Operative on behalf of a company based in Colchester.

You should have experience in sign manufacture, including acrylic letter fabrication, assembly of fascia’s, cut lettering, led illumination and the Fabrication of dishpans/totems.

  • CNC router experience essential.
  • Read and work accurately from technical drawings provided.
  • Planning work, checking the required stock to determine the amount available; anticipating required stock while also organising stock replenishments.
  • You must be enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude, a good team player with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

This is a great opportunity for you if you are an organised dynamic individual with technical and manufacturing knowledge to progress your career within the manufacturing industry.

Working hours - Only day shift available, however, the company is looking to introduce early shift / late shift pattern in the near future.
Free parking.

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