Head of Parking and Markets

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hackney

Head of Parking and Markets

SCP Range: £76000 - £82000


Hackney Council is looking for a senior manager with extensive public sector experience. As Head of Parking and Markets you will have a key role in supporting businesses, residents and visitors to our borough.

Hackney has the lowest car ownership in the country, but with a growing population and more visitors than ever before, there is increasing pressure on our streets. Air quality is high on our agenda and we are working hard to reduce the reliance on cars. Sustainability principles are at the heart of our parking policies, and in this role, you will play an important part in making Hackney cleaner, safer and greener.

You will also be responsible for the successful management of one of London’s most exciting market portfolios. From the vibrancy of Dalston’s famous Ridley Road, to the foodie destination of Broadway Market, Hackney’s markets have something to offer everyone. Our markets form the heart of our communities, provide a business opportunity for budding entrepreneurs, as well as being an attractive visitor destination.

Parking is often a contentious issue. This role requires the political sensitivity to balance competing demands and manage expectations. You will need to able to influence at all levels, bringing the gravitas to work with partners and members as well as the diplomacy to engage our communities.

We are looking for someone with a shrewd commercial acumen who can realise the potential of this work. Unlike other boroughs, we run our Markets on a neutral budget. We know our approach is innovative, but our aim now is to run the most successful service in London. We want our streets to be cleaner, safer and greener and our markets to help deliver our overall priority of making Hackney a place for everyone.
Day to day you will lead a team that ensures our parking controls are effective and efficient. You will continue our CPZ rollout and review as well as our extensive on-street infrastructure. You will also be the lead for our markets, putting in place plans to help develop them further as well as managing everyday operational issues.

You should bring experience at a senior level running parking or a markets service. You will be responsible for delivering business outcomes through effective leadership, so we will want you to demonstrate your track record for outstanding results. This role needs an analytic mind, solid project management skills and the ability to make strategic decisions.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount of which we can be very proud; our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself, bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, please visit our website: to apply.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

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Closing date: 15th April 2018
Interviews: W/c 30th April 2018

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Head of Parking and Markets
  • Salary: £76000 - £82000
  • Closed: 21 Apr 2018

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