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Council seeking to recruit relief school crossing patrollers

Press release   •   Jul 27, 2015 10:12 BST

Moray Council is looking to add to its pool of people to act as school crossing patrollers on a relief basis.

The council currently employs more than 40 patrollers who help to ensure that children cross the road safely on their way to and from school.

But unforeseen absences through sickness mean that relief patrollers are sometimes called upon to fill in at short notice.

On occasions no relief patrollers are available and school staff have had to step in to carry out crossing duties.

Relief patrollers are paid an hourly rate plus a generous mileage allowance.

“We already have a pool of relief patrollers but resources are often stretched covering for sickness and we are looking to recruit people who are prepared to step in, sometimes at quite short notice,” said a spokesman for the council’s public transport unit.

“We would like to hear from people with some experience of working with children and who understand road safety and can use their own initiative.”

Further information and application packs are available by calling 01343 563797.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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