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School Crossing Patrol (Mobile Relief)

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a part-time job that gives you the chance to serve your local community? If so, we might have the ideal opportunity for you.

Our School Crossing Patrol Service operates to assist school children and pedestrians on their journey to and from school.

We have vacancies for Mobile School Crossing Patrols, to provide cover for absence, throughout the County and would be pleased to hear from you if you may be interested in doing this essential work.

The duties are term time only and are therefore ideally suited to anyone who prefers to take school holidays.

You will receive full training and uniform, and payment throughout the year.

You will be also required to attend a Health Assessment conducted by Staffordshire County Councils’ Occupational Health Department.

Main Responsibility

We currently have vacancies for School Crossing Patrols Mobile Relief Patrols in the following areas:

  • Leek/Moorlands
  • Tamworth

School Crossing Patrols operate twice daily during term-time. 

As a Mobile Relief you will be required to travel to various locations around often at short notice to cover absences so you will need to be available to take telephone calls from 7.00 am and again in the middle of the day and to respond as necessary.

  • You will have no set hours 
  • the hours you will be required to work will vary but duty times usually fall between the hours of:
  • 8am - 9am and 3pm - 4pm 
  • each duty can last from 30mins up to 1 hours in length, but each crossing location is unique and has its own specific operating times (some locations may fall outside of these times, please check with the School Crossing Patrol team for individual crossing information).
  • Due to the nature of this role you will also be paid mileage and travel time each time you are required to work.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of road safety
  • show commitment, reliability and dedication
  • enjoy working outside and serving the local community

A vehicle and full driving licence is essential for mobile patrols, as you will be required to travel various crossing points as needed.

Please note: Applications are reviewed regularly.  If a successful candidate is appointed to a vacant position, it may be removed, or the job advert may be closed early. 

You may be considered for other suitable roles and will be notified accordingly.

Interviews will be held locally, and other areas or vacant posts may take priority.  You are welcome to apply for posts ‘under offer,’ however if the current applicant is successful the vacancy will be withdrawn – you may then be considered for other posts.

Please be sure to indicate on your application form, which crossing area you are interested in.  

For enquiries via the recruitment hotline:

If you do not have access to the internet, or are unable to complete an online application form, please contact our recruitment hotline on 0300 111 8049, where you will be directed to an automated message system. Please follow the instructions as detailed within the message.

For further information you can contact us at:

Package Description

Current Pay rates:

  • Mobile Relief Patrols – Grade 4; hourly rate: £12.18 rising to £12.38, plus mileage reimbursement and journey time.

Staffordshire County Council Current Mileage Rates

Casual Car User up to 10,000 miles per annum - 45p per mile

Casual Car User above 10,000 miles per annum - 25p per mile

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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