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This role will be based at Mersea Island Primary School.
Please note this is a part time / term time role for 7 and a half hours per week on weekdays for 39 weeks per year.
STOP! Are you looking for an opportunity to support your community in a socially rewarding and invigorating way?
The role of School Crossing Patrol Officer/Lollipop Person is ideal for someone who is looking for a good reason to get up bright and early each morning and has a little time to spare (once in the morning and once in the afternoon, both for approx. 45 minutes) to help the community and ensure the safety of all pedestrians crossing the road to and from school and its surrounding locations.
All uniforms, equipment and training will be provided.
GO! If you think you can help out your local school, please read on and apply below.
As the school's designated Lollipop person your role will be:
To have regard for the needs of people with disabilities, especially mobility impaired people wishing to use the crossing point.
To maintain regular contact with the schools attended by children using the crossing.
To regularly assess the risks associated with operating at the crossing site in order to identify any problems. Report problems and defects to supervisor.
To assist in the preparation of reports on accidents and failure to stop incidents and other incidents occurring at the crossing site.
To ensure that all uniform and equipment provided is maintained in good condition and replacements requested when needed.
To 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.
When requested, to assist with road safety and pedestrian training.
Knowledge, skills and experience
We are looking for a punctual and reliable individual who is approachable and enjoys engaging with the public.
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 visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact Recruitment on 0333 013 5888
Information about the School
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.