Salary: £32,076 – £35,745 (Pro rata)

Hours: 21 hours per week

Contract: Temporary

Location: Various across Greater Manchester

Advert closing date: 28th April at 11:59pm

Your role:

The Communications and Engagement team are looking for an enthusiastic and professional trainer or educator to join its Recycle for Greater Manchester Education Team.

You will be joining the largest waste disposal authority in England to inspire and encourage residents, schools and community groups to reuse, repair and recycle household items to help us reach our ambitious recycling and climate change targets.

Your day-to-day role will be to lead tours around the three Recycle for Greater Manchester visitor centres to a wide range of audiences including schools, higher education groups, community groups, uniform groups, Greater Manchester residents, professionals, and Councillors. We also deliver outreach programmes including face to face sessions, virtual sessions in schools and community groups. and attend events across Greater Manchester.

About you:

This role would suit someone with education delivery, training, or group leadership experience, you will need to be innovative and adaptable to different audiences and age groups, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

You will be passionate about informing and engaging with members of the public. You will have the ability to plan sessions and activities that are engaging and relevant to your audience. You will be comfortable leading group tours around an operating waste facility, ensuring health and safety at all times

You will be expected to travel across Greater Manchester to the visitor centres and to deliver outreach education sessions with occasional evening and weekend work. Some knowledge of the waste or environmental sector would be beneficial.


About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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Our offer:

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer that you can find out more about here: GMCA offer – Green book.docx


Mandatory Information:

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Hybrid working

This role is part of GMCA’s hybrid working scheme. As part of our commitment to ‘Build Back Fairer’ in Greater Manchester following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have evolved our management methods by trusting and empowering staff to deliver their work in the best way that suits the business and their individual needs, and supports health and wellbeing. Our hybrid working policy sets out a flexible approach, combining attendance at our [Manchester city centre office / Fire and Rescue service HQ in Swinton / other location] with remote working, typically from home; the location of work is primarily dictated by the needs of the business: ‘Do what is right for you and the business on that day’. If appointed to the role you will work with your manager to agree and regularly review the best working pattern for you, your team and your work.


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