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

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Management Accountant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 906965
About the role

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:

  • Responsible for the whole of the accounts department and production of the monthly management report and KPIs.
  • Managing the accounts assistant who has primary responsibility for the purchase ledger.
  • Managing UK and overseas payments, controlling deposits and advance payments.
  • Cash management including weekly forecasting of cash and credit control.
  • Running all aspects of payroll.
  • Management of Royal London pension scheme.
  • Responsibility of all company insurances and utility suppliers.
  • Working with the Operations Manager, analysing profit and cost variances to budget.
  • Implementation of new accounting system, which will free up purchase ledger clerk to take some of the more administrative elements of this role.
  • Job and departmental profit analysis.
  • Monthly VAT returns and Bank reconciliations.
  • Ad-hoc tasks necessary for the for Senior Managers and Directors.
  • Management of personnel files.
  • Administration and other duties relevant to the role.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience working in a fast moving busy office environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Discretion required due to nature of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualifications are desirable but not essential.

 

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Conceptual / Creative Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Negotiable
Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908654
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group Ltd is currently recruiting for a Conceptual / Creative Designer for their client based near South Woodham Ferrers.

Successful applicant will be responsible for producing clear concise concept / creative designs, which follow the brief and brand guidelines given by the Account manager / client. This position requires understanding / interaction across all departments within the business.

You should be willing to go the extra mile to satisfy the Customers visions. Be able to work as part of a strong team but also be able to work independently. As you grow into the role there will be occasions to visit Clients with the Sales team to take briefs and support them throughout the initial stage of the project.

Skill sets:

  • Highly Creative - To be able to create concepts from a client’s brief, following their guide and maybe offering some alternatives.
  • Vision - Visualise and bring to reality the client’s brief. Being on-trend with the current and up-coming market.
  • Hand Sketching - Able to hand sketch in a “live” situation in front of a client to offer visual options as part of a brief / discussion.
  • Concepts - Able to produce realistic rendered concepts to clearly show the options as outlined in the brief.
  • Technical - Bearing in mind that any concepts would require manufacture – allowing for construction and materials.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Time management and planning workload with Head of Design
  • Take client brief either from Account manager or Client
  • Assist Technical when workload allows
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

Qualifications:

  • Excellent level of knowledge using Studio Max
  • Good level of knowledge using SolidWorks
  • Ability to use Adobe Suite
  • Good problems solving skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good Word & Excel skills 
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Graduate Technical Designer
Sector: Creative Arts and Design
Salary: Negotiable
Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908655
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Graduate / Junior Technical Designer for their client based near South Woodham Ferrers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is interested in Product Design to be mentored whilst working alongside a senior designer, producing clear concise drawings / designs, which follow the brief and brand guidelines given by the Account manager / client. This position requires understanding / interaction across all departments within the business.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create new products, including 3D designs, prototyping and testing.
  • Execute robust design process and continuous improvement.
  • Take client brief either from Account manager or Client.
  • Time management and planning workload with Head of Design.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent level of knowledge using SolidWorks
  • Good level of knowledge using Adobe Suite
  • Experience with the POS sector would be advantageous
  • Product Design degree would be preferred
  • Good problems solving skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good Word & Excel skills

 

 

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HR Advisor
Sector: Recruitment and HR
Salary: To be discussed on application
Location: Witham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 908633
About the role

Are you an experienced HR Advisor, with strong employee relations experience?

Do you have extensive experience in dealing with disciplinaries and grievances?

Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a HR Advisor for their every growing client based in Witham.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a full range of Human Resource service, and Support the Head of HR and Senior HR Business partner to drive the HR Agenda in the aligned functional business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing professional and confidential HR advice, support and administration across the full range of HR activity; including employee relations issues, terms and conditions of service, policies and procedures
  • Managing employment relations issues such as discipline, grievance, appeals, change and absence management are dealt with fairly, commercially and pragmatically. Identifying any potential risks to the business, conducting thorough investigations, fully considering the right course of action and identifying areas for improvement
  • Assisting with the monitoring, reviewing and updating all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with the current legislation
  • Informing employees of their rights and entitlements and keeping them up to date on any changes that are made
  • Managing staff relationships, responding to any queries or problems that they have and managing their expectations 
  • Supporting the Senor HR Business Partner with HR projects, change management activity etc.

Skills Required:

  • Experience operating in a past paced professional environment
  • Extensive experience of conducting investigations and supporting, coaching and guiding managers through investigations
  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation
  • Experience of guiding managers and providing HR advice and counsel on performance management issues, grievances, disciplinaries, long term and short-term absence matters, and other employee relations case management and advisory including change management and redundancy processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience of writing appropriate HR policies, procedures and documentation that are legally compliant and manage risk in an appropriate manner
  • Experience of reviewing and updating employee policies and procedures
  • Can do attitude and work ethic with a persistent and willingness to work as a team
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and daily activities
  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation

Experience Required:

  • Previous experience of operating at HR Advisor level within a busy, commercial environment
  • Previous experience of managing large volume of employee relations issues
  • IT Literate including experience of the Microsoft Office packages to an advanced level

Qualifications Required:

  • CIPD or equivalent HR qualification and / or qualified by experience

 

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, then apply today!!

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