About Us

We are a specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the waste and recycling sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including energy from recycling manager jobs, recycling officer jobs, disposal jobs, energy jobs, engineer jobs, management jobs, planning jobs and recycling jobs.

For Jobseekers

Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with WasteJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they want as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and being able to email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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For Employers

Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy and cost effective for them. Furthermore our tailored recruitment solutions such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox meaning that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete a number of important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies please contact us by email at info@wastejobsuk.com.

About The Sector

Waste comes in many different forms and there are over 50 types as defined by modern systems. Examples of these are municipal, which includes household and commercial, hazardous which includes industrial, bio-medical which includes clinical and special hazardous which includes electronic. The industry covers the activities concerned with the collection, transportation, treatment and final management. Once it has been collected it passes through a series of processes which result in either valuable outputs such as recycled glass, plastics and metals that can be used again or non valuable outputs that are either sent to landfill or used to produce some form of energy or heat. Management is a global challenge due to its environmental impact as billions of tonnes are generated annually and some experts have predicted that this is due to double over the next 20 years due to increased urbanisation and greater generation per capita as emerging economies grow. While some regions are aiming at creating zero-waste ecosystems, others are yet to truly recognise the scale of the challenges they face. Within more developed countries the adoption of the hierarchy framework that sets out the order in which options for management should be considered, based on environmental impact is having a positive effect on better management. This involves prevention by meeting our needs using fewer natural resources followed by reuse of products consumed or their materials recycled. Energy should be recovered from remaining wastes where possible and disposal to landfill should only be necessary for small amounts of residual material.

On a global scale it is difficult to report exact figures for annual generation because countries have different definitions of what falls into categories, as well as different reporting methods. Despite these inconsistencies, reporting is still useful on a small and large scale to determine key causes and locations, and to find ways of preventing, minimization, recovery, treatment, and disposal. In 2008 the total generation in the EU-27 amounted to 2.62 billion tonnes while in the United Kingdom it was estimated at 334 millions tonnes which was a decrease from the 372 millions tonnes and 346 millions tonnes generated in 2004. In the United Kingdom it is envisaged that short term national targets will be met or exceeded as significant progress has been made in diverting from landfill, increasing recycling rates and reducing GHG emissions from the management sector (e.g. Emissions from the sector have fallen by 57 per cent since 1990, as measured by the UK greenhouse gas inventory).

The United kingdom government has estimated that there are currently 141,000 people employed in the industry with a requirement of about 900 new workers (16% of these being graduates) per year between 2008 and 2017.The demand for these new workers will mainly be in the recycling industry and in alternative disposal methods where new workers will be required to maintain these facilities. As the age profile of the industry is significantly older than the average UK workforce there is evidence to suggest that individuals will need to be recruited to some of the higher level technical jobs (e.g. engineering) as a high number of workers are due to retire within the next 10 to 15 years. According to the United Kingdom government average basic salaries (excluding overtime and bonuses) for a selection of occupations include £31,000 for a recycling/refuse disposal manager, £30,000 for an environmental engineer and £30,000 for an energy to engineer.

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