Work For Us

Do you want to make a difference to Milton Keynes’ green spaces and communities?

The Parks Trust is a self-financing charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of green space across the city. Our aim is to provide beautiful, diverse and sustainable parks, lakes, woods and landscapes that will be loved by the people of Milton Keynes, forever.

There are a diverse range of roles within The Parks Trust including landscape management, finance, property management, marketing, events and outdoor learning. We’re often searching for new people to join our team who share our passion for the outdoors, parks and the environment.

Our Employee Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Income protection and life assurance cover
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity allowances
  • Medical cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement increasing with long service
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for Tech purchases and electric cars
  • Great office in a parkland setting with free parking

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Current Vacancies

Check out our current career opportunities below or for more information about working for us, please email recruitment@theparkstrust.com.

We are regularly looking for new people to join our landscape and forestry team, so if you're interested in this type of role but the right position for you isn't listed below, please get in touch to discuss what opportunities might be available.

  • Landscape Maintenance Trainee (Level 1)
    • Expiry date:26 January 2022
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£19,000

    We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our Landscape Maintenance team who are looking to develop a career in amenity horticulture.

    View and apply
  • Landscape and Forestry Trainee (Level 1)
    • Expiry date:26 January 2022
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£19,000 per annum

    We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our Landscape and Forestry team who are looking to develop a career in amenity horticulture. You will complete an 18-month training scheme which includes attendance at appropriate courses. Subject to training and practical criteria being met this role will become permanent with further training opportunities available. We are offering a starting salary of £19,000 per annum. You may already have some interest or experience in the landscape or forestry industry or are attending college on an industry related course (e.g. horticulture, land management). This post will suit someone who is happy to work outside in all the seasons.

    View and apply
  • Head of Property
    • Expiry date:28 January 2022
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£80,000 to £100,000 per annum

    The Head of Property is a key member of the Management team responsible for delivering the The Parks Trust’s long-term vision and strategy, short-term business plan and annual budget.

    View and apply
  • PR and Marketing Manager
    • Expiry date:28 January 2022
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£32,000 to £35,000 per annum

    We’re looking for a creative and experienced PR and Marketing Manager to join our team on a 12 month fixed term contract starting in March.

    View and apply

Discover our parks

  • Campbell Park

    Facilities:

    Campbell Park - Park Image.jpg

    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

    Facilities:

    Floodplain - Park Image.jpg

    Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

  • Great Linford Manor Park

    Facilities:

    Linford Manor Park park.jpg

    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

  • Howe Park Wood

    Facilities:

    Howe Park Wood - park.jpg

    Howe Park Wood is an ancient woodland in the south west of Milton Keynes near Westcroft and Tattenhoe which boasts a rich variety of wildlife and fantastic on site facilities including toilets, a café and a small play area.

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

    Facilities:

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve park.jpg

    The 37 hectare site is only open to permit holders. The reserve consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

  • Willen Lake South

    Facilities:

    Willen Lake - Park Image.jpg

    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

  • We have received the Green Flag Award for our entire network of parks for the fifth year in a row!
    Advert - Green Flag Award.jpg
}