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Job Vacancies

We have a range of job roles available across the EMERGE Group, from drivers and depot operatives in EMERGE Recycling and FareShare Greater Manchester to woodworking roles in Touch Wood.

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 on 0161 223 8200 Option 6.

Waste and Recycling Driver Collector

£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 Tuesday 30th August 2022.



Operations Supervisor

Full Time, Permanent
£10.90 per hour

Our Operations Supervisors are a key part of the FareShare Greater Manchester operations team.  This role splits its key responsibilities between the Food Allocations and Warehouse teams to effectively redistribute surplus food to our Community Food Members (CFMs).   You’ll be involved in a wide range of duties including

  • receiving food deliveries from suppliers,
  • quickly and accurately recording goods-in,
  • inputting information into our database,
  • speaking with our CFMs to confirm their orders,
  • supervising staff and volunteers in the Warehouse,
  • picking and packing orders,
  • keeping compliance-related paperwork accurate and up-to-date and
  • ensuring we meet relevant Food Safety and Health & Safety standards at all times.

Alongside your commitment to reducing food waste and food poverty, you’ll have: a “can do” flexible approach to your work, outstanding organisational and admin skills, top-notch communication skills, experience supervising people in a busy operational environment, a good level of IT literacy, and first-rate attention to detail.   We support a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, abilities and communities and so you’ll be able to demonstrate your commitment to respecting and embracing diversity.

Closing date for completed applications is noon on Tuesday 31st August 2022.  Interviews are expected to take place later that week. 


WEEE Recycling Assistant

Warehouse Operative

Touch Wood Operative

Between 15 and 21 hours per week

Temporary contract to 30 November 2022

£9.90 per hour

These are supported green job vacancies, offered through the Green Employment and Skills partnership led by One Manchester.  Recruitment will be targeted to individuals who are located within Manchester (targeting North and East Manchester) who are unemployed, and who face barriers to employment.

Individuals recruited to the roles will benefit from additional support from a Green Employment Coach providing, employment support, coaching, and referral into aligned training offers. If you are successful, we will provide you with an induction to the organisation goals and procedures and various wider training opportunities through attendance at workshops/ seminars/ events that we and our partners are running across the city to give industry insights. All employees will also receive Carbon literacy training.

Application details

Click to complete the Expression of Interest form and one of the Green Employment and Skills Partnership team will be in touch to discuss further: