Job Vacancies

As a social enterprise, EMERGE is committed to making a positive contribution to the local community, and as such is proud to provide employment for people in the region.

We have a range of roles available within our recycling operations; from drivers to depot operatives. When vacancies arise we advertise them here, so please keep an eye on this page and on career websites and our social media accounts for notifications and details of how to apply.

In the meantime, why not volunteer and add experience to your CV? Contact our Volunteer Team about opportunities for one off or regular volunteering, for example within EMERGE 3Rs food redistribution operation FareShare Greater Manchester or in Touch Wood; Call Anna or Liz on 0161 223 8200 Option 6

Waste and Recycling Driver Collector

Contractual Hours:
37.5 hours per week

£11.54 per hour (up to 7.5t)                  £12.54 per hour (Class 2)



Our Waste and Recycling Driver Collector is part of a dedicated team responsible for collecting waste and recycling from business across Greater Manchester, plus Liverpool. 

This is a multi-drop role working across a number of different premium services in the Recycling team. Your day may include collecting bagged waste from offices, swapping over 240 litre bins, or driving a bin truck and lifting 1,100 litre bins.   

As you will be the face of EMERGE to our customers excellent communication skills and a positive and professional approach to customer service is essential.  You must be capable of lifting up to 25kg, and be willing to undertake security vetting due to the confidential nature of the waste we collect.  

Good geographic knowledge of Greater Manchester, experience in the waste management sector, and a forklift licence is desirable.   A clean driving licence is preferred, and all points must be declared.  

37.5 hours per week

For an application pack, email, quoting “Recycling Driver” in the subject line. Note that we do not accept CVs.

Noon on Monday 18th July 2022.

Expected to take place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2022