Folkestone, Kent
£21,405 - £24,113 per annum
11 May 2018
30 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


Salary – £21,405 - £24,113 per annum (Grade D) dependent on qualifications and experience.

Hours – 37 per week.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council, based in Folkestone, Kent and 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 five key objectives:

  • Boost the local economy and increase job opportunities
  • More homes
  • Listening to local people
  • Support an attractive and vibrant place to live
  • Deliver value for money

We are currently looking for an Arborist to work in our established Tree Maintenance team.

The successful candidate for the Arborist role will be required to undertake a wide range of arboricultural tasks including crown reductions, crown thinning, dead wooding, crown lifting, felling and dismantling around the district helping to achieve our key objectives. You will be required to ensure vehicles, plant and equipment are maintained correctly in order to ensure the council’s standards are achieved and maintained at all times. You should hold the basic relevant NPTC units (CS 30, 31, 38 and 39), have experience working within arboriculture or a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a team.

We require an individual with sound knowledge, experience and qualifications in all elements of arboricultural operations and machinery operation. Candidates should be competent in carrying out maintenance machinery checks and hold a full UK driving licence preferably with B+E entitlement.

For an informal discussion please call Dave Sephton on 01303 853682 or email

To apply please download and complete the application documents found on the Council website here:  

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 12pm on Wednesday  30th May 2018.

Please return your application to or HR Services, Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY.