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Knowsley still on the lookout for crossing patrol officers

by Jonathan Kearney

Eight vacancies are currently available to become a School Crossing Patrol Officer in Knowsley.

Vacancies will remain open to applications until 7 August, with the new roles starting in September for the start of the new school year.

School Crossing Patrol Officers perform an important role within the local community, helping to ensure children can get to school and return home safely.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I’m sure nearly everyone has fond memories of their School Crossing Patrol Officer from when they were younger. You’re having daily contact with the children and become an important part of their routine. People find it really rewarding being such an important part of the local community. That’s why people generally stay in the roles for a long time.”

Discussing the additional benefits of the role, Cllr Harvey added: “The roles are perfect for people looking to supplement their income. The holidays are in line with the school holidays and you’ll continue to receive an income when the schools are closed. It’s ideal for someone of retirement age but it can also appeal to people from all walks of life.”

Vacancies are currently open in the following locations:

Woolfall Heath Avenue / Fairclough Road, Huyton (10 hours per week)

Valley Road, Kirkby (11.6hrs per week)

Kirkby Row, Kirkby (8.6 hours per week)

Twig Lane, Huyton (9 hours per week)

Higher Road/Portway, Halewood (9 hours per week)

Bewley Drive, Kirkby (10 hours per week)

Leathers Lane, Halewood (8 hours per week)

St Johns Road, Huyton (10 hrs per week)

No experience is necessary and full training is provided. You can find details about the vacancies here.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Steve Donnelly, Security and School Crossing Service Manager at Knowsley Council, on 0151 443 2408 for more information.

Hear what School Crossing Patrol Officer Alan has to say about the role!