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School Crossing Patrol Officer

Reference number: SW-007203
  • Salary: £21,816 - £23,016
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Location: Southwark Schools

The role

Southwark Council currently have vacancies for School Crossing Patrol Officers at multiple locations throughout the borough, to help children and vulnerable adults cross the road.

You will need to be able to work 1 hour in the morning and afternoon during school term time (10 hours per week).

This role requires you to communicate well with both children and adults, whilst demonstrating correct and safe behaviour when crossing the road at all times.

About you:

  • Happy working outdoors in all weather
  • Able to work with both adults and children
  • Good understanding of road safety

Additional details

Please note:

  • The salary displayed will be pro-rata, which means you will only be paid for the hours you work
  • Holiday leave must be taken outside of term-time dates.
  • This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with children and adults barred lists.
  • You will be working outdoors in all weathers, standing for the duration of your shift and will need to carry the crossing sign at intervals.
  • Full training and a uniform provided.

Recruitment timetable:

Closing Date: Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23:59
Interviews: to be confirmed.

For further information:

  • Call Mark at Southwark Works – 07979 638951 or
  • Email:
  • or register your interest below and someone from the Team will be in touch.
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Responsible for crossing children and other pedestrians, in all weather conditions, at authorised
crossing locations outside Southwark Schools in accordance with Southwark Council’s and the
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) requirements.


1. To operate the crossing in accordance with the procedure set down and to take requisite action
in poor weather, accidents, other incidents at the site or other emergency situations that may
2. To ensure that the crossing is staffed for no less than one hour in the morning and no less than
one hour in the afternoon, during school drop off and pick up time.
3. To ensure that traffic is not unnecessarily hindered whilst performing these duties.
4. To inform the school and the Parking and school crossing patrol supervisor of any
circumstances, which may affect the safe operation of the site.
5. To take note of all relevant details of vehicles who disobey the Patrol and with assistance of the
supervisor bring this to the attention of the Police.
6. To ensure that health, safety and wellbeing is of utmost importance to the success of the post
7. To strive to achieve an excellent relationship with the school, parents and pedestrians who are
being assisted in crossing the road.
8. To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people,
and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Southwark Safeguarding Children
9. To notify the Parking and school crossing patrol supervisor in advance of any absences from
10. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level and grade of the post as may be requested from time to time.


11. Southwark is a central London borough which is changing rapidly being at the centre of a
dynamic city. Southwark Council has a statutory obligation to facilitate the expedient movement
of traffic on our road network, whilst also maintaining the highest levels of road safety. As such
all highway roads within the London Borough of Southwark have a maximum speed of 20mph.
Championing health and safety, this role is responsible for providing all that is necessary to
deploy of a professional team of School Crossing Patrol Officers to facilitate the safe passage of
children crossing the road and navigating difficult junctions outside Southwark’s Primary schools.
12. The post is located in the Parking Service within Regulatory Services which is part of the
Environment and Leisure Department.
13. The post formally reports to the School Crossing Patrol Supervisor.


14. To wear the approved uniform during the crossing period of operation and use the approved
equipment commensurate with the duties and the law relating to the legal requirements of the
15. To maintain a clean and presentable appearance at all times during the crossing period of operation.


16. To comply with all Health and Safety Acts and guidelines and be aware of the risk assessment
for the site and the safe operation of the patrol.
17. The job holder is required to take reasonable care for the safety and health of themselves and
others who may be affected by their acts whilst in pursuit of their duties.


18. The post holder must demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to the principle of equality in
employment and delivery of their role. The post holder must be familiar with the Council’s
Equality and Diversity Policy.


19. Regular appraisals will take place between the Parking and school crossing patrol supervisor and
the post holder.
20. The post holder must demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to the role of School crossing
patrol officer and the Council’s corporate objectives.


21. The grade of the post has been set at Grade 2 using the Council’s local grading scheme.
22. Contractual hours of duty are in accordance with the needs of the service with a minimum of 10
hours per week.
23. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced CRB check and will be asked whether they are
barred under the Scheme as noted above.


24. Right first time customer service approach
25. Can do attitude and always prepared to go the extra mile
26. Passion, Drive and commitment to their role and the safety of all
27. Strong communication skills and ability to communicate well with children and pedestrians to
ensure safe operation of the crossing.


Date posted: 12/11/2021

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