A valuable and rewarding role in the community
School crossing patrols were created in 1953 to help children walking to and from school. Since then they have become a familiar and integral part of the journey to school for many children.
Patrols have a legal power to stop traffic to cross any pedestrian, adult or child, and failing to stop is an offence. Whilst traffic has increased enormously since the 1950s the role of the school crossing patrol is virtually the same.
Communities, parents and children in North Lincolnshire value this service greatly. Although drivers and other members of the public sometimes think little of patrols, it is only when they are not on duty that people realise how much they are worth.
Today’s crossing patrols are better equipped to carry out the job than ever before with high quality uniform to protect them from the weather and help them be seen by drivers. They are not only trained to work on the crossing point but also in dealing with the issues they are likely to come across when working in a front line service on the highway.
Each crossing point meets agreed criteria based on the number of pedestrians crossing, the amount of traffic passing and various other factors about the site. Patrols can be anywhere on a route to school and may serve children from more than one school.
There are 61 school crossing patrol sites throughout North Lincolnshire, although the majority are centred in the Scunthorpe and Bottesford area.
Anyone can request a new patrol. If you think a new patrol site is needed please contact us. We will carry out a survey to see if the site meets the criteria.
Interested in working as a school crossing patrol?
School crossing patrols in North Lincolnshire work a minimum of five hours a week and a maximum eight and a half hours per week depending on the site, term time only. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all out staff to share this commitment.
Pay: £7.50 per hour.
Other benefits include:
- access to the council’s pension scheme
- access to the health scheme
- uniform for winter and summer
- regular newsletters
- training seminars
- union membership available
Our current vacancies for School Crossing Patrol can be found on the list of latest council vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for a job with the council, please visit our applying for a council job webpage for advice about filling in your application.
Please contact the Road Safety Team to discuss becoming a School Crossing Patrol and for more details of any current vacancies.