Skip Navigation

School Crossing Patrols

Apply for job vacancies and make a request for a new School Crossing Patrol site.

A School Crossing Patrol is the official name for a lollipop lady or man. They provide a safe crossing facility to and from school during term times. School Crossing Patrols can help anyone across the road, not just children. We fund 45 sites and a further 3 sites are funded by local community sponsorship.  

Request a School Crossing Patrol

You must write to your local school to request a new School Crossing Patrol location. 

We adopt a national criteria which is a calculation based on the number of vehicles passing the crossing point combined with the number of children crossing during the busiest 30 minute period. Other things are also considered such as visibility, width of road and vehicle speeds.

If the site meets the criteria, it qualifies for a School Crossing Patrol. If the criteria is not fully met, the local community can provide funding towards the cost of a patrol if they wish. Contact the Road Safety team for more information on community patrols..

School Crossing Patrol job vacancies

We are always looking to recruit new School Crossing Patrols. You can view current job vacancies online (opens in a new window).

Request an application pack online (opens in a new window) or contact the Road Safety team for more details about these vacancies. 

Request an application pack


The current starting pay is £7.78 per hour. Despite only working during school term times, your pay will be calculated over 12 equal months and includes holiday pay.

Relief School Crossing Patrol job vacancies

Relief patrols provide cover for permanent patrols.

As a relief patrol, you will be paid an hourly rate from the time you leave home until you return from your duty. You will also receive a mileage allowance.

With over 48 sites in the county, there are always regular opportunities to work. You can decline the offer of work if it is not convenient to you.

Register your interest

Report and track road issues and enquiries

Stay connected - sign up to our free e-newsletter

Powered by GOSS iCM