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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a central London borough which is changing rapidly being at the centre of a dynamic city.  As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to tackling injustice, inequalities and rebuilding our local economy following the pandemic, ensuring that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.

As a diverse central London borough, Southwark faces a range of challenges, which we aim to address through the delivery of the Borough Plan. We are looking for candidates to join our passionate and forward-thinking team to help us continue to make Southwark an inclusive borough for all our communities. 

The role:

Southwark Council helps to facilitate the movement of traffic on our road network, whilst also maintaining the highest levels of road safety for vehicles, cycles and pedestrians.

We are looking for a school crossing patrol manager to champion health and safety on our road networks by managing a team of school crossing patrol officers across the borough.

As a School Crossing Patrol Manager, you will be responsible for delivering Southwark Council’s School Crossing Service,  by deploying a professional team of School Crossing Patrol Officers across the borough on a day to day basis, whilst facilitating the safe passage of children crossing the road and navigating difficult junctions outside Southwark schools.

You will manage our current team of School crossing patrol Officers (SCPOs), and carry  out recruitment and training  for new SCPOs,  alongside conducting health and safety inspections at crossing sites and reporting back to senior colleagues on key issues.

Part of the role would also require attending Southwark schools (within current Covid-19 guidelines) to promote road safety by presenting in school assemblies to Southwark’s students.

About You:

We are looking for someone with:

- Management and budgetary experience

- A customer focused approached

- Confident public speaker who can converse easily with all individuals

- Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and practice in relation to school crossings

- A UK driving licence


Application Process:

Please complete our online application form by clicking on ‘apply now’. We recommend using the person specification document to help you complete the skills, knowledge and experience section of the application form. This document can be found under ‘attachments’ at the end of this page.

Make a difference at a local level and apply today!

Additional salary details

Please note this role requires an enhanced DBS check to a satisfactory level and a UK Driving Licence.


Recruitment timetable

Advert closing date: 11:59 PM 9th January 2022

Interview date: 19th January 2022 via video call using MS Teams.


We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.