Job holders in this unit group patrol assigned areas to detect and prevent infringements of local parking regulations and control the parking of vehicles in public and private car parks.


  • Issues and examines tickets in car parks, collects charges and gives change.
  • Regulates entry/exit of vehicles to and from car parks and may park cars.
  • Gives evidence in court as required.
  • Notes any cases of obstruction, evasion of tax or other infringement and reports them to the police.
  • Advises motorists on local parking facilities and directs them as required.
  • Warns offenders or issues tickets.
  • Patrols assigned area to detect vehicles parked in no-parking zones and vehicles parked in excess of permitted time in restricted parking zones.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 32% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£14,859 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for parking or civil enforcement occupation is £14,859

552 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 552. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for parking or civil enforcement occupation roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £14,859 per year. That is about £1,238 per month or £7.62 per hour. New workers generally start on £7,929, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,765

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 552 people are employed in the region.

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