Mobile School Crossing Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: £12.10 per hour
Closing date: 31 Aug 2024
Location: Countywide
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 16966
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Mobile School Crossing Officer

Permanent, Part Time

£12.10 per hour

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Community-based worker

Come and support your local community by joining Essex County Councils' School Crossing Patrol Team as a Mobile School Crossing Patrol Officer.

We are looking for a punctual and reliable individual, who is approachable and enjoys engaging with the public.

Each position is for 5 hours per week retainer paid, plus duty hours worked; with a holiday pay element included. You will need to be available to work during the 39 weeks of the academic year. Mileage and travel time is paid for this role in accordance to ECC’s Travel and Subsistence policy.


  • To have regard for the needs of people with disabilities, especially mobility impaired people wishing to use the crossing point.
  • 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.

Access to your own vehicle and business insurance is a must, as you will be required to travel to and from crossing sites, as required.

We currently have vacancies in the following locations:

  • Basildon
  • Benfleet
  • Brentwood & Billericay
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Harlow and Epping Forest
  • Maldon
  • Rochford and Castle Point

To read more about us please visit: Education

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

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.

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.

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

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