Parking or civil enforcement occupation

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, 26% 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


Average annual earnings

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

545 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 545. 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 £15,933, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,666

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, 545 people are employed in the region.

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