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5 James Whatman Court
Turkey Mill
Ashford Road
Maidstone
Kent   ME14 5SS (use ME14 5SF in your Sat Nav)

Tel: 01622 697750
Fax: 01622 682819

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Directions by road from M20 junction 7:

To find our offices walk over the small bridge (spanning the river – you will see 1 James Whatman Court sign at the top of the building) bear right and then immediate left. 5 James Whatman Court is just in front of you.

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News Articles…

The right to request flexible working:

The right to request flexible working has now been extended to all employees as of 30 June 2014. Flexible working (which can mean anything from an adjustment in working hours, working times, or a change to allow work from home for example) was previously only open to employees who had responsibilities to care for a child under the age of 17 (or 18 in the case of a disabled child) or for adult relatives such as a spouse, civil partner or partner or other relative (mother, father etc). This has now changed and all employees who have been employed for at least 26 weeks can ask their employer for flexible working arrangements. It should be noted that this is still a right to request which means that employers are not required to grant the proposed changes.  As previously was the case employees will still need to make a written request for flexible working, but the rigid statutory procedure that used to apply has now been removed, along with the employee’s statutory right to appeal the employer’s decision..

Full guidance can be viewed http://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/the-right-to-request-flexible-working

REC JobsOutlook: 8 out of 10 employers plan to create permanent jobs:

Employer intention to hire permanent staff remains at a record high, with eight out of ten (81%) planning to create more permanent jobs in the next quarter, according the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey of employers.

In addition to this, more than half of employers (51%) are planning to take on more agency staff in the next three months. The monthly tracking survey also reveals that the proportion of employers saying they need new staff to meet increased demand has risen from a quarter at the turn of the year (25%) to over a third (34%).
 
More than six in ten employers (61%) report they have not reduced the cost of their workforce at all in the last 12 months, either via redundancies, reduced pay or hours or headcount freezes, which suggests there is a relative period of business stability in UK plc.
 
REC Head of Policy Kate Shoesmith said: “Business confidence continues to grow and it is excellent news to see employers planning to hire more people on permanent contracts for the rest of 2014.”
 

Full article see: http://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/rec-jobsoutlook-8-out-of-10-employers-plan-to-create-permanent-jobs

Local Business News: Big chunk of Bluewater centre sold for £696m:

A 30 per cent stake in the Bluewater shopping centre has been snapped up by a major British developer.

The cost, which includes surrounding land, is a cool £696 million.
 
Land Securities has announces the acquisition, but assures Kent shoppers they won’t initially “notice any changes”.
 
It is, however, considering plans to combine empty units.
 

A spokesman told us: “Hopefully shoppers will notice that there will be fewer voids but we have not put any date on these actions because they are not yet firm plans.”.  

Full article: http://www.businessforkent.co.uk

Smaller firms at 6 year high:

The number of smaller firms is reported to have reached a six year high of more than two million, according to new research. The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) said the biggest growth has been in England with marginal increases seen in Wales. Professional, scientific, and technical industries have seen the biggest increases in SMEs, followed by information and communication, health, property, education, agriculture, education and manufacturing.

 

Full article: http://www.kentonline.co.uk

work for us

If you believe in delivering the best service in the business to clients and candidates alike, you’ll fit right in to the Goldhawk team. Here you’ll find plenty of support and a friendly, co-operative working culture.

A range of employee package options are available including: Competitive base salary, uncapped commission, company pension, competitive annual leave, private medical, personal life insurance, income protection scheme, car allowance.

Our Maidstone office is situated on the prestigious Turkey Mill business park which provides free onsite parking and is just a 10 minute walk from the town centre.

Interested? Please call us on 01622 697750 or email your CV.

Executive Recruitment Consultant – Interim Senior Finance Desk:

Goldhawk Associates are an independent recruitment consultancy specialising in the accountancy sector. Our goal is to provide an unrivalled level of service, and as an Investor in People accredited organisation, we ensure that our staff have the relevant skills, training and support to achieve this. Our consultants develop and maintain close and professional relationships with our clients that guarantee return business. We work in a relaxed but highly focused and positive environment. Our management structure is flat and we encourage new ideas and input from the entire team.

We are looking for an experienced interims consultant to manage and develop an established desk specialising in the placement of interim senior finance professionals. This is a full time position and ideally, you will currently be working within or have prior experience/knowledge of interim accountancy recruitment. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, sales focused and tenacious individual with a desire to maximise their earnings whilst delivering a premium level of service. You must be energetic and able to work to your own initiative as well as part of a close-knit team.

The role will be based in Maidstone, at offices which benefit from free onsite parking and beautiful surroundings close to the town centre. We offer excellent benefits, an uncapped commission structure and 25 days holiday. A car is essential for this role.

Highly competitive + uncapped commission + car allowance + private health insurance + company pension.

Initially, please forward your updated CV to rebecca@goldhawkassoc.co.uk.