Recycling Promoters/Team Leaders - Salford

Enventure Research

Salford, Greater Manchester
£8.45 - £10/hour

Paid • Full Time • Temporary 01484404797 Katie Osborne

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 05 July 2017



Enventure Research is working on behalf of Salford City Council to undertake a doorstepping campaign aimed at increasing residents’ awareness and understanding of the council’s recycling scheme and recent changes to their waste and recycling service. Enventure Research is looking to recruit a team of 6 to 8 Recycling Promoters (including 2 Team Leaders) to target 10,000 households across the city and engage with residents on their doorstep to motivate them to recycle correctly and answer any questions they may have about recycling.

Duties and responsibilities

Recycling Promoters will be required to speak to residents in order to increase awareness, understanding and participation in the waste and recycling services. As well as this, Team Leaders will be required to organise work relating to the promotion of the Council’s recycling services. The role will involve supervision of a recycling promotion team, as well as promoting the recycling services with the Recycling Promoters. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Organising meeting points and planning daily work schedules (TL)
  • Ensuring punctuality of team members (TL)
  • Setting and meeting expected daily targets
  • Updating the Project Manager on team progress on a regular basis (verbally and through completion of a weekly report) (TL)
  • Undertaking regular performance and quality checks of your team and feed back to Project Manager (TL)
  • Talking to residents informing them about the recycling services available
  • Encouraging residents to participate and utilise the recycling services
  • Providing residents with relevant information and advice about the recycling services and promotional materials such as leaflets and information packs
  • Helping residents overcome barriers to recycling and answering any questions
  • Taking orders for recycling containers if required
  • Meeting daily/weekly targets
  • Keeping accurate records, completing relevant paperwork, updating logs and the return of necessary paperwork and equipment to the Project Manager (TL)
  • Log team in and out with Project Manager (TL)
  • Work within health and safety rules and guidance, and ensure team members are also working within health and safety rules and guidance

Personal Specification


  • Ability and willingness to engage confidently with members of the public in a clear and assertive manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team to meet performance targets
  • Keen interest in waste, recycling and environmental issues
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work outside in all weather in small teams
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and occasional additional hours
  • Willingness and ability to travel to and throughout Salford
  • Experience of managing and monitoring other people / small teams


  • An environmental qualification or related experience
  • Clean driving licence and access to a vehicle

Further details

Duration 4 weeks (must be completed by Saturday 5th August)

Hours Approx. 32 hours per week (depending on campaign requirements) Tues – Sat

Start Date Training session Tuesday 11th July at 10:30am, starting the doorstepping campaign immediately after this has finished

Pay rate £8.45 per hour (Recycling Promoters) - £10 per hour (Team Leaders) plus holiday pay at the end of each month and potential performance related bonuses

Responsible to Team Leader/Project Manager

To apply, please visit the careers section of our website to download and complete an application form and email to Katie Osborne at or post to Enventure Research, Thornhill Brigg Mills, Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4AH

Application forms only – CVs are not accepted

Deadline for applications – Wednesday 5th July 2017

Tel: 01484 404797

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