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Member of the public wanted to search through waste in £20k per year ‘hidden gem finder’ job

An environmental waste clearance company is recruiting for a ‘hidden gem finder’ in a £20,000 per year part time job offer

The successful candidate will have to search through the company’s collected waste to find any valuable items, which will then be sold. Profit made from all discovered items will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Environmental waste clearance company,, is recruiting for a ‘hidden gem finder’ to search for valuable items in the waste it collects.

The job is being offered with a £20,000 per year salary. EnviroWaste is a leader in sustainable and environmentally friendly waste disposable and is hoping that the candidate’s findings will highlight the value that can be discovered in waste and what should and shouldn’t be discarded.

The job description states that the successful candidate will be required to ‘wade through waste at EnviroWaste’s headquarters in London’ and that the working hours are flexible as long as 25 hours of searching is completed every week. The right candidate must have a strong nose, with ‘no squeamish tendencies’.

‘A good eye for detail’ is also listed as a desirable attribute in the job description.

Full protective gear will be provided including overalls, boots, gloves, goggles and a mask.

The job is a 6 month contract, with the possibility of being extended to a year. Any valuable items the successful candidate finds over the 6 month period will be sold and any profits made will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Members of the public can apply for the job here: by Friday the 9th September.

Candidates are required to find a hidden gem in the image of waste on the job application page and send the name of the item, along with its location in the image and a CV to

EnviroWaste will notify the successful candidate a week after the application closing date.

James Rubin, owner of EnviroWaste said,

“The majority of the public and businesses don’t realise that often, what they’re throwing away can actually either be sold complete or as a material to be recycled for something else. I think that there is most definitely more we could be doing to preserve our planet and dispose of waste more responsibly, it’s just a case of educating and raising awareness.

“We hope that our new hidden gem finder will highlight how valuable waste can be and how people should think twice about what they put in the bin! We hope to update the website with items that our hidden gem finder has found along with how much we are raising for the Wildlife Conservation Network.”

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