Refuse HGV Driver/Loader

Starting Salary £18,943 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £21,972

Full Time- Permanent

Recycling and Waste

Thanet District Council

Thanet District Council serves the beautiful coastal towns and villages in East Kent; including Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate and Minster, providing an array of services to over 127,000 residents.

Thanet is a great place to live and work. Our historic seaside towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs are rich in heritage and opportunity. With the multi-million pound Turner Contemporary Gallery, the fast speed rail link to London, and the popular Westwood Cross shopping centre - this is an exciting time to join Thanet District Council. We are determined to improve the quality of life for local people. We believe that by listening to local people, working in active partnership and by being prepared to do things in an innovative way we can accelerate improvement and best meet the challenges ahead.

All posts include generous annual leave, flexible working (some posts excluded), a 37 hour week, as well as access to the local government pension scheme.

It is our policy to reward personal contribution towards the organisation's success. Your performance will be reviewed annually and your pay award will be based on your performance rating. 

 Main Duties

 Thanet District Council is currently recruiting for Refuse Drivers/Loaders to join its Recycling and Waste department. As a key member of the team you will be responsible for collecting refuse, recyclables and green waste throughout Thanet – providing an important and highly visible service to residents on behalf of the council. This is an excellent opportunity for a hard working individual to join one of the council’s key service areas. In return their hard work the successful applicant will receive a range of benefits including, a competitive wage, Local Government Pension, training opportunities and access to the staff discount club.

 Essential Requirements

  • Successful applicants must hold a full and current Class 2 driving license and have passed their CPC qualification.
  • Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate strong team leadership skills and have an extensive knowledge of operating waste collection vehicles and other associated equipment.
  • The role will require a certain level of fitness as large periods of time will be spent collecting and returning resident’s bins to and from their property.
  • All job offers will be subject to satisfactory medical clearance. We will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire which will be sent to our occupational health medical advisor.


Interviews will take place week commencing 15th May 2017.