Vacancy Details

Tractor Driver / Gardener

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
£17,046 - £18,334 (Grade B)
Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/02/2019 at 17:00 PM
Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Folkestone & Hythe District Council, based in Folkestone, Kent, serves a population of 108,000 and covers a district of 140 square miles. The M20 offers easy access to London and the high speed rail service offers travel times to the capital of under an hour
The Council works to six key objectives:

• More Homes
• More Jobs
• Appearance Matters
• Health Matters
• Achieving Stability
• Delivering Excellence

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and committed person that would carry out works relating to grounds maintenance within the District.  This is an exciting position within the council's award winning section. You will need to be self-motivated, self-disciplined and have experience in providing effective and efficient service.

The successful candidate for the Tractor Driver / Gardener role will be required to operate tractors and appropriate implements to carry out grounds maintenance tasks around the district helping to achieve our key objectives. You will be required to ensure vehicles, plants and equipment are maintained correctly and carry out all gardening functions in order to ensure the council’s standards are achieved and maintained at all times. The functions include site preparation and landscaping, maintenance to grassed areas, hedges, flower beds, shrub and rose beds.

We require an individual with sound knowledge and experience in horticulture and all elements of grounds maintenance machinery operation. Candidates should be competent in carrying out maintenance machinery checks and hold of a full UK driving licence preferably with B+E entitlement. Experience of operating tractors and implements is desirable.

All PPE, training and equipment will be provided for the right candidate.

For an informal discussion please call Jana Getliffe on 01303 853685 or email jana.getliffe@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 5pm on Friday 15th February 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 21st February 2019.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided below. Please note that we do not accept CV's without a fully completed application form.

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