Careers

Imagine working in some of the most beautiful spaces in London and being in touch with nature and the seasons, right in the heart of one of the world's great cities. Top all that off with a supportive, innovative and flexible employer, and you're looking at some of the most coveted jobs in London.

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Training and benefits

Annual Leave - 25 days on joining rising to 30 days after 5 years as well as paid time off for public holidays and one privilege day (pro-rata for part-time positions).

Pension - Pension scheme with employer contribution.

Learning and Development - Development of our staff is widely encouraged at The Royal Parks including a level of financial support, where appropriate, for development related to your role.

Pay Reviews - Negotiated each year and effective from 1st September.

Special Achievement Award Scheme - Line Managers are able to nominate individual members of staff or teams for a special achievement award. The awards range from £250 up to £750.

Flexible Working - Subject to operational needs and at the discretion on the line manager, 'flexi-time' allows up to a day-and-a-half off every four weeks. Other flexible working arrangements and different working patterns to support work/life balance are also considered by line management.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduced Gym Membership
  • Salary Sacrifice - Child Care Vouchers
  • Interest-free Season Ticket/Bicycle Loan schemes
  • Welfare Service - This service is available to all staff and family members
  • Free Eye Tests and Flu Vaccinations

Equal Opportunity

The Royal Parks are committed to equality of opportunity and actively encourage applications from all sectors of our community.

As a Government agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), The Royal Parks' commitment to equality and diversity is documented in the DCMS Equality Scheme 2007 - 2010.

Our approach to the principles of fair and open competition is set out in our Equal Opportunities policy and we adhere to the Recruitment Principles (PDF 854.27 KB) issued by the Civil Service Commission.

One way in which we show our commitment to equality of opportunity is to display the 2 Ticks Disability Symbol and follow the five commitments agreed with Jobcentre Plus. Jobcentre Plus states that:

"...the symbol is a means of communication. It is intended to help you to inform the people you employ, and disabled people who might be interested in your organisation, that you have a positive approach to employing disabled people".

The five commitments are:

1. To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities

2. To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss at any time, but at least one a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities

3. To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment

4. To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make the commitments work

5. Each year to review the 5 commitments and what has been achieved to plan ways to improve them and let to let employees and the Jobcentre know about progress and future plans

Application process

You can view our current vacancies and download/request an application pack by clicking on the appropriate link on the right-hand side of this page.

Please return your completed application to vacancies@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk with the job title as the subject.  If you submit your application by email, there is no need to submit a hard copy as well.

If you would like to receive and return an application by post, our address is:

The HR Department
The Old Police House
Hyde Park
London
W2 2UH

We will shortlist as soon as possible following the closing date and, regardless of the outcome, write to let you know the status of your application.

Please be aware that applications will not be accepted after the closing date.