Working in parks

Do you like working outdoors? Would you like to help look after Hackney’s parks and green spaces? If you are interested in a career in Parks and Green Spaces, there are a number of ways into the sector.


Jobs in parks

To find out more about what roles we currently have available in our Parks and Green Spaces check Hackney jobs and careers to see what current opportunities are available. You can also check Green Space Skills Hub for park jobs across London.


This is the easiest way to get experience working in parks.

Many green spaces in Hackney have their own user groups or voluntary groups who help look after them.

You may want to get involved before applying for a more formal opportunity.


An apprenticeship is a full time job with 20% of your time spent studying.

Apprenticeships last from one to four years, depending on the qualification you’re taking.

There aren’t any apprenticeship opportunities in the Parks and Green Spaces team at the moment, but we plan to offer some in the near future.

In the meantime, there are a number of other apprentice opportunities elsewhere in the Council.

Visit our Apprenticeship Programme Website to learn more, or hear from our apprentices in their own words on our Apprenticeship Blog.

Work Experience

The Parks and Green Spaces Service is happy to offer and support unpaid work experience across the team.

This is a great opportunity to gain more knowledge about how the service works, and to figure out exactly what roles you’d be interested in.

To enquire about unpaid work experience please contact

Supported Internships

Hackney’s Supported Internships help young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) develop real work skills, in a real work environment.

The internship is a partnership between Hackney Council and Bsix Sixth Form College.

Young people on the programme gain workplace skills as well as an employability BTEC qualification (Work Skills Entry Level 3).

The qualification is taught by a tutor from Bsix.

Each intern works with a job coach and Supported Employment Advisor; who provides support to make sure they find paid work.

Any Hackney resident who is aged between 16-24 who has a learning difficulty and/or autism can apply.

Page updated on: 8 December 2023