Just on mental health and wellbeing

As this is Mental Health Awareness week we thought we would pull together some of our recent articles on wellbeing in the workplace.

According to MIND, 1 in 4 people will suffer from Mental Health issues. Although there has been no growth in that number over the past decade it does appear that the way people deal with it is getting worse. According to research, the instances of self-harming and suicide have increased.

This is recognised as a major societal issue but it is also an issue for employers. Mental health and wellbeing of employees is as important as their physical wellbeing. Many organisations provide subsidised gym membership for workers to encourage physical health. Not so many have addressed mental health.

At Just Recruitment we introduced Just Extra™ a voluntary benefits package for all our workers, including Temps. Part of this package includes access to on-line information regarding Mental health issues. It’s not a complete solution but it’s a start.

More importantly we foster a culture of openness and sharing, every employee has regular meetings with the HR professionals and their managers. We recognise that the our most valuable assets are our colleagues.

Local photographer and project coordinator worker Tony Wooderson is curating a very special exhibition this month. He explains how photography has helped addicts develop habits of mindfulness – Published: 3 April 2019 ...read more

As students around the country prepare for their final exams, Sophie Cole considers the fearful question of what happens next – Published: 15 April 2019 ...read more

Our resident agony uncle offers wisdom about your workplace woes. This time: how to help a colleague with mental illness – Published: 18 March 2019 ...read more

Each month, our resident agony uncle deals with your workplace concerns. This month, returning to work after a long sick leave – Published: 14 May 2019 ...read more

Each month our resident agony uncle reflects on your challenges. This time: how to cope when a colleague mocks your faith – Published: 25 April 2019 ...read more

Jobs currently available

Commercial Manager
Sector: Retail
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910265
About the role

Just Recruitment have a fantastic opportunity for a bright and ambitious Commercial Manager to join an exciting company as they rapidly expand nationwide.

Based in Colchester, Essex, you will be working as part of their supplier negotiation team.

Duties will include:

  • Negotiating purchasing agreements to ensure the best deal for the business.
  • Delivering support to both managers and estimators in their pricing and queries.
  • Providing a point of contact for our suppliers to help deliver their message to our staff and customers.
  • Attending events, shows and exhibitions to network and identify further possibilities for a better deal.
  • Working alongside the Product File team to creating pricing structures to enable our staff to trade competitively.
  • Identifying new product ranges and suppliers that will provide futureproofing for the years to come.
  • Providing direct assistance to the Commercial Director with support from the other Commercial Managers.
  • A good level of competency with Excel is a must. Experience in either a similar role or a related industry is preferred.
  • Key personality traits would be a keen grasp of numbers and an enthusiastic, dynamic, ‘can do’ attitude.
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Maintenance Engineer: Mon to Thur 4.30pm – 2.30am
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £25,000 - £33,000 per annum
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910254
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an enthusiastic, motivated and talented individual for the position of Maintenance Engineer on behalf of a company based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Primary responsibility:
The primary responsibility of this role is to lead preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance in order to support Operations

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance to support Operations
  • Assisting electrical support and associated work to support Operations
  • Responsible for leading infrastructure maintenance and upgrades
  • Provide support to the contractor coordinator dealing with external contractors and associated permitting systems
  • Provide support for Project Lead assisting with identifying potential suppliers and equipment, liaising with companies through to installation and commissioning stage
  • Provide support required to maintain the engineering side of SAP with regards to PPM scheduling, PPM job sheets, tracking breakdowns and keeping equipment infrastructure up to date
  • Responsible for ensuring continuous site improvements are achieved in line with Lean manufacturing principles e.g. 5S
  • Facilitate service contract management including regulatory requirements for maintenance-related activities
  • Ensure site engineering documentation and associated training is kept up to date in line with site procedures
  • Responsible for sourcing quotes and raising purchase requisitions to maintain stock levels

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advance modern apprenticeship, BTEC Level 3 in engineering or HNC in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 17th (current) edition wiring regulations certification preferred but not essential
  • IPAF access license 3a and 3b qualification preferred
  • PASMA tower qualification preferred
  • Experience working in a busy manufacturing environment
  • Experience in change management and driving continuous improvement
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate various organisational levels
  • Ability to understand and manage Engineering SAP system
  • Ability to understand and use procurement purchasing system
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety requirements including permitting systems
  • Ability to respond and react quickly to changing production demands.

Hours of work:

  • Hours of work are 40 hours per week with overtime as required to support production demand - Monday to Thursday 4.30pm to 2.30am.
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Industrial Engineer
Sector: Engineering & Technical
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910249
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for an Industrial Engineer for a medical device manufacturer based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Industrial Engineers are key within their newly created team whose primary responsibility is to deliver continuous improvement initiatives across all levels/functions of the business.  

Ideally, you will be an accredited Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt practitioner, with some experience within a manufacturing engineering environment.

You will be the driving force behind fostering a culture of sustainable change through the creation, coaching and embedding of LEAN methodology, its tools, and the supporting framework to deliver business transformation.

This is a great opportunity for development.  If you're great at coaching and motivating others we'd love to hear from you.

Responsibilities include:

  • To identify and deliver improvement activities across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking
  • To work with key business stakeholders to build a Continuous Improvement environment to support an on-going programme of change
  • To lead, facilitate and coach LEAN/process improvement based workshops or Kaizens to drive ideas and solutions
  • To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within business processes and identify better ways of working
  • To identify trends and process variations as part of establishing a Continuous Improvement monitoring system
  • To assist in the development and implementation of 'best-in-class' Continuous Improvement strategy
  • To take ownership of change initiatives from evolution/efficiency identification through to project delivery via internal governance and controls
  • To ensure the business impact and project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all times
  • To set up programs, deliver coaching and run projects across all functions
  • To complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and to ensure that improvements can be made for future projects (lessons learned)

Suitable applicants will ideally have some work experience in the medical device industry or other regulated industry.

  • Accreditation in Lean Six Sigma Green/Black(preferred) belt as a minimum
  • Experience in Manufacturing / Engineering is essential
  • Significant experience of hands-on implementation of Continuous Improvement programs and LEAN solutions
  • Ability to operate and communicate within a cross-functional team made up of both technical and non-technical members
  • Manage time efficiently to meet reactive business demands
  • Ability to set-up, facilitate and lead improvements/Kaizen sessions with a range of business stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements
  • Project management skills highly desirable
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Saffron Walden
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910231
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for a leading manufacturing company specialising in the design and assembly of mechanical and electromechanical products.

The role will involve leading and overseeing the engineering and design activities from the development of existing solutions or generation of new designs.

You will be carrying out technical research, testing and engineering analysis as well as generating test and technical documentation.

You will also be overseeing R&D activities, ensuring compliance with internal/customer requirements and UK as well as international legislation.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree standard (or further, Masters, PHD etc.) in Engineering subject.
  • Understanding of technical requirements capture/compliance matrix, clause by clauses.
  • Solid engineering knowledge and background should have previously held a position of Senior Engineer or Principle Engineer, design skills desirable and 3D CAD capable (Catia V5 preferred).
  • Ability to both generate and present, technical presentations and documents.
  • Working understanding of design review / New Product Introduction process.
  • Practical FMEA / FMECA / Risk Engineering experience.
  • Basic understanding of reliability and safety analysis.
  • Ability to perform structural calculations (hand calculations).
  • Working knowledge of LV directive, IEE regs, appreciation of standards and legislation.

Technical zeal, engineering diligence.

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