Council launches recruitment drive for school crossing patrols

Dudley Council is on the look-out for crossing patrols to help children get to school safely at several sites in the borough.

Friendly, enthusiastic people are encouraged to apply for permanent roles at 13 different schools across the borough, including crossings in Coseley, Dudley, Gornal, Halesowen, Kingswinford, Stourbridge and Wordsley.

The roles are for approximately seven hours per week with split morning and afternoon shifts in term time only.

Banners advertising the jobs have been installed outside of several schools in Dudley, including Olive Hill Primary Academy in Halesowen.

Two senior councillors joined members of the crossing patrol team outside of the school to promote the recruitment drive. Councillor Shaz Saleem, cabinet member for highways and public realm, said:

"Our school crossing patrols do a fantastic job to keep children safe on the roads. They quickly become a valued part of their local community and many of our patrols have been working with us for decades.

"This recruitment drive will allow us to make sure each of these schools has a regular presence at their crossing, helping pupils to get there and back safely."

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, added: "Parents and children really appreciate a friendly face on their route to school in the morning and back home in the afternoon.

"These are rewarding, permanent jobs and I hope that anyone who can commit an hour or so each day to the role will consider applying."

For more information about the available roles, call 01384 815 401 or email


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