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Is it YOU that we’re looking for?

Unlike most other print operations, TJ Books is fortunate to be based right near to the sea, in Padstow, Cornwall.  And our people-first business is all about enabling our team to be able to make the most of our location, and the enviable Cornish lifestyle.

We are a leading employer in the area, and pride ourselves on being a successful, well-known business, committed to focusing on a bright future, and collectively going places. Our can-do attitude, and place in the fast-paced, dynamic industry, means we’re always on the look-out for new talent, and people who are seeking a role in a thriving company.

Printing provides a plethora of long-game options for good people who are interested in a job role that suits their personality and their ambitions.  We offer a higher salary and more benefits than many of our surrounding neighbours and we are interested in hearing from people who are straight out of school or college, as well as those who have an impressive set of skills and experience within the print world, or interesting transferrable skills.

If you think you could make a great addition to our team, please email your CV to

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Press Assistant (Nights)

TJ Books is a long established quality Book Manufacturer based in Padstow. The company is growing and following internal movements, we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our Press Hall team at this exciting time.

For the succesful candidate we can offer opportunities to develop and acquire new skills. Training is provided with subsequent opportunities to be involved in project teams and cross-skilling.

The role of the Press Assistant is to ensure the printing process proceeds smoothly and the presses have the supplies they need to run efficiently and consistently.

The role is based on a 3 x 12 hour night shift operating primarily Wed-Fri each week.

Main Duties

Preparing the presses to print including but not limited to ink, paper and plates

Ensuring recycling of plates, paper, ink and chemicals are done to comply with all H&S and Environmental policies

Ensuring quality checks are carried out to minimise non-conformances

Report all faults/issues to ensure equipment is maintained in good working order

Assisting in operator maintenance

Driving, delivering and maintaining good housekeeping standards

Key Performance Indicators

Minimum downtime

No non-conformances

Good housekeeping standards

Person Specification

Good organisational skills

Enthusiastic, proactive approach to work

Willingness to support team


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Receptionist/Admin Support

TJ Books is a long established quality Book Manufacturer based in Padstow. The company is growing and following internal movements, we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our support team.

The succesful candidate will have a positive, friendly manner and a can do attitude. They will be the first point of contact for anyone contacting the business and will also be required to support the Finance, Despatch and Customer Services team with general admin support so should have a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail.

The role is based on a 5 x 8 hour shift operating Monday-Friday each week.

Main Duties

Deal with incoming/outgoing mail

Taking and directing calls

Ensuring visitors to site complete relevant paperwork and inform appropriate person of arrival

Organise and prepare hospitality for customer site visits and other events as required

Enter despatch costs into Management Information System and check purchase invoices

Process Customer orders on the Management Information System

Provide admin support within the despatch office; specfically POD/Advance preparation

Review and order stock for vending machines

Responsibility for stationery cupboard supplies

Person Specification

Strong customer focus

Warm, welcoming personality

Excellent telephone manner

Strong organisational skills

Excellent attention to detail

Competent with Microsoft Office

Reliable and commited individual

Good team player