School crossing patrols

School crossing patrols help children and other pedestrians cross the road safely while they are walking to and from school at a designated point/s and between specified times.

Providing a patrol is not a statutory requirement and even where a patrol is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety, just as they do when there is a zebra or a signalised crossing.

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We have vacancies for school crossing patrols at various schools across Devon. (Scroll down)

  • Rate of pay £7.52 per hour.
  • Patrols work approx. five to seven hours per week during the school term.
  • Uniform, full training and ongoing support is provided.
  • Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) is required, which we will pay for.
  • A medical assessment is required prior to appointment and regular assessments must be undertaken thereafter.

Job description, person specification and an application form are available here. If you require a paper copy please telephone our Human Resources(HR) team on Tel: 01392 383000 and ask for “Recruitment” or email

For an informal discussion about these vacancies please Tel: 01392 383000 and when prompted ask for Colin Savage or email:


Many of our Patrols come from the school community e.g. parents, grandparents, governors, helpers, mealtime assistants, teaching assistants.  Please promote the  School Crossing Patrol vacancies using our free recruitment resources listed below through your usual communication methods e.g. ParentMail, newsletters, note in childrens’ bags, PTA, school website and social media, posters and flyers in school and locally in the community.

Current School Crossing Patrol vacancies

  • DCC site no.1 Axminster Community Primary / St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Axminster (Volunteer req’d to cover possible long term absence for the Summer term 2017)
  • DCC site no. 8, St Michaels /Ladysmith, Hanover Road Exeter. (Volunteer req’d to cover sickness)
  • DCC site nos. 18A & 18B, Stoke Hill roundabout, Exeter. Closing date  19th March 2017 (extended from 4th March 2017)
  • DCC site no. 43, Sidmouth Primary School, Vicarage Rd. 19th March 2017 (extended from 4th March 2017)
  • DCC site no. 55, Exminster Primary School. Closing date 19th March 2017 (extended from 4th March 2017)
  • DCC site no. 78, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary / Ashleigh   Primary, Chanters Hill, Barnstaple
  • DCC site no.209, Kingsacre, Braunton (school funded) Closing date 19th March 2017 (extended from 4th March 2017)

Please note:

These vacancies may be subject to change and not all locations may be available at the time of your application.

Vacancies at other locations may become available in the future so please contact us to register your interest.

We encourage school communities to have a volunteer(who would be trained to be a School Crossing Patrol) to cover periods of absence.

Please note that recruitment has now closed for the following sites:

  • DCC site no. 23. Willowbrook Primary School, Exeter
  • DCC site no. 27. Brixington Primary Academy (upper school site), Exmouth
  • DCC site no.  29. Marpool  Primary, Moorfield Rd, Exmouth
  • DCC site no. 30, Marpool, Bradham Lane junction Holland Road, Exmouth
  • DCC site no. 35. Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary, Pound Lane, Exmouth (Dependant on site assessment)
  • DCC site no. 44. Heathcoat Primary, Tiverton
  • DCC site no. 46. The Castle Primary, Tiverton
  • DCC site no.  48. Two Moors Primary, Tiverton
  • DCC site no. 58A & 58B, The Erme Primary / Ivybridge Community College, Ivybridge
  • DCC site no. 69. Tavistock Community Primary / Tavistock College, Tavistock
  • DCC site no. 71. Hazeldown School, Higher Exeter Rd, Teignmouth
  • DCC site no.72.  Hazeldown School, New Road, Teignmouth
  • DCC site no.73. Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Teignmouth
  • DCC site no. 74. West Alvington C of E Primary, nr Kingsbridge
  • DCC site no. 75. Whitchurch, Tavistock
  • DCC site no. 96. Okehampton Primary, Okehampton (School funded)