School Crossing Patrol Officers (Part time)
School Crossing Patrol Officers
Scale 1, Salary £19,311 per annum pro rata
Permanent - Part time (11 hours per week, 39 term time weeks per year)
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, footways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the wellbeing of our community and creating a sustainable public realm.
We are looking for School Crossing Patrol Officers to join our team. You will be based at an allocated school or site within the Borough and will be required to escort children, parents and members of the public across the road. As a School Crossing Patrol Officer, your duties will involve stopping traffic and being responsible for the Safety of children and other Pedestrians once they arrive at your site. You may be required to keep notes on any incidents that occur at your allocated location and report these to your line manager. The currently vacant sites include Albion Road, Lordship road, Westgate Street, Rendlesham road, Whiston road and Brownswood road
Due to the nature of the times allocated to the role it would be preferable for the selected candidate not to have to travel too far to the designated sites. Please be aware that the role is term time, you will be required to work eleven hours a week during the 39 weeks of term time per year. Holidays must be taken during school holidays due to the nature of the role.
Excellent communication skills and a calm, confident approach are what we are looking for. This is a part time position which requires availability during fixed hours at the beginning and end of each school day, Monday to Friday, Term-time only. You will be allocated a permanent site where you will build relationships with schools and the local community and working hours will depend on the hours of the school.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date: 30th April 2018
Applicants will be contacted by phone during the shortlisting process: Between May 1st and 4th 2018.
Interviews to be held: 9th May 2018
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.