School crossing patrol – flexible vacancies within Warwickshire

Fancy doing something different? Want to help your community become a safer place? Warwickshire County Council is now looking to recruit full time and relief School Crossing Patrol staff across Warwickshire to help assist children safely on their journeys to and from school.

SCP George (4 of 20)The campaign launches as part of an ongoing national road safety issue to address a shortage of patrols. There are currently vacancies in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby and Polesworth.

Patrols operate at a variety of locations around the county. The paid opportunities are ideal for people who may have other working daily commitments but also for those who may be seeking job satisfaction in a fulfilling and important role.

Cllr John Horner, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said:

“School Crossing Patrols play a vital role in keeping our children safe on their journey to school. We need people to come forward and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in a new career and from anyone who feels they could benefit from flexible working hours and thrive on job satisfaction.

“No previous experience is needed, all we ask for is for applicants who are self-motivated and are keen to help make children and communities safer. You must live close to the school crossing patrol site and be over 18. The job is extremely rewarding and is designed to fit around busy working schedules, family commitments and hobbies.”

Cllr Philip Johnson, Warwickshire County Council’s Chair of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, added:

“There are many ways we can make sure children in local schools can walk and cycle safely to school. Taking advantage of our dedicated school crossing patrols is just one of the ways to do this.

“The positions are term time only and will operate during the school run hours. We offer competitive pay; a uniform and full training will be given. Successful applicants will help to make our roads safe outside of schools whilst having fun and fulfil an important role within the community.”

For more information on the vacancies in your local area, apply online and find out more at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolcrossingpatrols