Greenspace is specifically urban parks and the green areas within built up areas. Greenspace management frequently involves large elements of community involvement and can also cover bluespace the rivers and canals passing through our towns and cities and brownfields - land previously used but now is vacant or derelict.
Typical jobs include Greenspace Officer, Park Ranger, Park Manager, Ranger, Site Manager, Greenspace Project Officer, Greenspace Infrastructure Adviser. The National Careers Service has role profiles for some of these (click the links).
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here for practical management type roles and here for community involvement roles.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.
See current practical management volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here and here for community involvement type roles.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in greenspace, traditional ranger type skills and also those required for people management.
CRB clearance is sometimes required when projects are dealing with vulnerable members of society.
Managing visitors with dogs post-Covid, Stephen Jenkinson
CSH Nature Recovery Rangers at the NHS, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The Green Flag Award Scheme celebrates its silver jubilee
Looking after our parks during lockdown, The Royal Parks
GoParks.London: A treasure trove of healing emerald and golden gems
People need Parks, Rugby Borough Council
Scotland's Park Managers Forum, greenspace scotland
A Welcome in our Green Spaces, Black Environment Network
Five suggestions for successfully managing urban greenspace, Matt
Countryside Management Association
Scottish Countryside Rangers Association