School Crossing Patrol Officer – Vacancies across Essex

Permanent, Term Time

£12.10 per hour

Location: Essex

Come and support your local community by joining Essex County Council’s School Crossing Patrol Team as a School Crossing Patrol Officer.

Support schools every morning and every afternoon, ensuring the safety of all pedestrians crossing the road to and from school and its surrounding locations.
We are looking for a punctual and reliable individual, who is approachable and enjoys engaging with the public.

Each position is for 7.5 hours per week approximately, with a holiday pay element included. You will need to be available to work during the 39 weeks of the academic year, for 45 minutes between 08:00 – 09:00 in the morning and 45 minutes between 14:45 – 15:45 in the afternoon approximately, depending on individual site requirements. Uniform, equipment, and training will be provided.

We currently have vacancies at the following locations (Please specify in your application the location you are applying for):

We currently have vacancies at the following locations:

  • Basildon – Millhouse School
  • Benfleet – Thundersley School
  • Braintree – John Ray Infants School
  • Brentwood – Ingrave Johnstone C of E Primary School
  • Brentwood – St Martins School
  • Chelmsford – Broomfield School
  • Chelmsford – Kings Road Primary
  • Chelmsford – Lawford Mead Primary School
  • Chelmsford – Parkwood Academy
  • Chelmsford – The Bishops’ C of E & R C Primary School
  • Chelmsford – Cathedral C of E Primary
  • Colchester – Brinkley Grove School
  • Colchester – Cherry Tree Primary School
  • Colchester – Friars Grove
  • Colchester – Gosbecks Primary School
  • Colchester – King’s Ford Primary School
  • Colchester – Langenhoe Community Primary
  • Colchester – Roach Vale Primary School
  • Colchester – Stanway Primary School
  • Colchester – St Johns School
  • Dovercourt – Mayflower School
  • Elsenham – Elsenham C of E Primary School
  • Epping – Ivy Chimneys School
  • Hadleigh – Hadleigh Infant and Junior School
  • Harlow – Longwood Academy School
  • Hawkwell – St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
  • Loughton – Thomas Willingale School
  • Maldon – St Francis Catholic Primary School
  • Rochford – Rochford Primary School
  • Runwell – Runwell Primary School
  • Thorpe Le Soken – Rolph C of E Primary School
  • Tiptree – St Luke’s School
  • Witham – Templars Academy


  • To have regard for the needs of people with disabilities, especially mobility impaired people wishing to use the crossing point.
  • Maintain regular contact with the schools attended by children using the crossing.
  • Regularly assess the risks associated with operating at the crossing site in order to identify any problems. Report problems and defects to supervisor.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on accidents and failure to stop incidents and other incidents occurring at the crossing site.
  • Ensure that all uniform and equipment provided is maintained in good condition and replacements requested when needed.
  • Give clear signals to drivers when stopping traffic and ensuring that the traffic remains at rest until the road at the crossing point is clear of pedestrians.

To read more about us please visit: Education

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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