Safe travel

School Crossing Patrols

We have vacancies for School Crossing Patrols at many locations across Devon including Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Barnstaple.

To discuss exact locations, find out more about these vacancies or to quickly register your interest:
Email crossingpatrols@devon.gov.uk
Text 07980 794804  Start text with ‘SCP’
Phone 01392 383000 and when prompted ask for Colin Savage or Matthew McDonald.

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The online application process, above, requires you to create an account and some users may find it easier to download an application form. This document can be printed and posted to us or you can complete it on your computer and then emailed to us.

Please complete the application form the best you can and if you have any problems please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Working as a Patrol

School Crossing Patrols help children and adults cross the road safely while they are walking to and from school at a designated point/s and between specified times. They are at locations where it may be difficult to cross the road.

  • Rate of pay is £9 per hour.
  • Patrols are paid 38 weeks for term time and also an element of annual leave, bank holidays and a half pay “retainer” for the school holidays. The salary which is due per annum is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
  • Patrols work approx. 5-6 hours per week during the school term, 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the afternoon.
  • Uniform, full training and ongoing support is provided.
  • Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required, which we will pay for.
  • A medical assessment is required prior to appointment and regular assessments must be undertaken thereafter.
  • Patrols receive training on-site along with our School Crossing Patrol Handbook and training film.
  • Supervisors visit all Patrols every school term to assess the Patrol and offer support, advice and guidance.

Schools and the wider school community

See our School Crossing Patrol Frequently Asked Questions. It contains information on the process of determining of how new or vacant sites are assessed and our free recruitment resources.