Isle of Wight Council

Road Crossing Patrols

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Road Crossing Patrol Officer (Ref: 2023_524)

Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 1, £11.60 per hour

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Mark Downer, on 01983 823714.

Vacancy Reference: 2023_524

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 5 per week (Monday to Friday: 8.10am – 8.40am and 2.40pm - 3.10pm. Term time only)


Would you like to work outdoors, meet lots of people and gain a real sense of community? Do you have a little time to spare? Why not join us as a Road Crossing Patrol Officer!


This is an opportunity to make a positive impact in your local community, both being appreciated and instantly recognised.

You will become a friendly face to parents, children, and road users as you carry out your duties, providing an invaluable service to your community in helping cross the roads safely.

We are offering daily term-time work with regular pay twelve months of the year.

We believe that the working hours of a Road Crossing Patrol allow a good work/life balance and often suit people who have other interests or work or life commitments but are looking for that bit of extra income. Some patrols work other occupations between morning and afternoon sessions.

Key duties include: 

- To carry out the Council’s policy with regard to the 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, when stopping traffic on the Highway.

- Maintain control over children who are awaiting your instructions to cross.

- Report any problems or difficulties to the Manager of the SCP service.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Mark Downer, on 01983 823714.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

 For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: Rolling