School Crossing Patrol Officer (FIF05306)

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Fife Council
£12,896 - £14,041 per year Pro Rata
16 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Work Pattern: 10 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 10 October 2016

You will play a vital role in community safety by ensuring children and other members of the community safely cross the road at a designated point between specified times.

It is essential that you are able to attend the patrol point in all weathers, including attending at short notice in the event of unscheduled school closures.

The normal working week is restricted to opening and closing times of the schools over the school term period (August-July). Shift times will vary dependant on the location of the post, however, these will be approximately 8.30am to 09.05am for the morning shift, 12.30pm to 1.25pm where a lunchtime shift is required and 2.55pm to 3.25pm for the afternoon shift. Hours will vary from 6.25 hours to a maximum of 10 hours weekly.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Although no formal qualifications are necessary, the ability to cope in all weather conditions, a good road sense, knowledge of Highway Code/Green Cross Code and previous experience working with children would be desirable. 

Training in safe crossings, along with access to a dedicated co-ordinator for advice and personal development is also available.

Before confirming your appointment to the post, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland


To carry out the council’s policy with regard to SCP (school crossing patrol service) which includes health and safety procedures.

To use all uniform and equipment provided for the safety of yourself, children and all other members of the public, especially when stopping traffic on the highway.

Maintain control over children who are awaiting your instruction to cross.

Report any problems or difficulties to the Area Management Team of the SCP service.
You will be expected to attend in-service training days.

The Individual

We are looking for a punctual, trustworthy, honest individual who has a genuine interest in children's and our community’s safety to join our team.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

• Take ownership
• Focus on customers
• Work together
• Embrace technology & information
• Deliver results

Contact Details for vacancy: Peter Barrie, or call 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 447151 (Direct Line)


See also:
G148 01 School Crossing Patrol Officer.pdf
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc