We’re celebrating the amazing work of the city’s School Crossing Patrol Officers.
Rain or shine, Brighton & Hove’s SCP Officers – with their famous lollipops – support children, parents and carers get to and from school during drop off and pick up times.
We currently have 11 SCP Officers working across the city, but are on the lookout for more.
Two of them, Tony and Simon, feature in a short video we’ve put together about why they enjoy the job and the satisfaction it brings.
Tony Lazzam is the SCP Officer for Brackenbury and St Nicolas Primary Schools in Portslade. Retiring after 40 years as a black cab driver in London, Tony was looking for a new challenge. “I'm an early riser; always have been.
“I'm up at six and watch Countdown every morning. I leave home a couple of minutes to eight because I'm only 15-20 minutes away and I walk down every morning, which is great. Keeps you moving, good exercise and keeps you healthy.
“I know most of these people, I befriended a couple one guy I went to a concert with; it's nice.”
Giving something back
Simon Moss is the SCP Officer at St Luke’s Primary. He said: “It's a fabulous job. You become part of the community, which is just absolutely wonderful.
“People appreciate you and I appreciate the school. And it's just a way of helping and also keeping them safe crossing what can be quite a busy road. You're doing something, you get to know all the people; so it’s a way of giving something back.”
Want to join the team?
We’re often on the lookout for more SCP Officers who can work for between 30-40 minutes per day during term time in all weather
We currently have roles available at:
- County Oak Avenue, Carden Primary School - 5 hours 25 mins per week (8.30 – 9.00 and14.50 -15.25)
- Lustrells Vale, Saltdean Primary School - 6 hours 15 minutes per week (8.30 – 9.05 and 14.50 – 15.30)
- The Green, Rottingdean for Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School - 5 hours per week (8.30 - 9.00 and 15.00 - 15.30)
- Church Road. Portslade, St Peter’s Primary School – 7 hours per week (8.20 – 9.05 and 15.00 – 15.45)
The role pays £11.59 per hour which is pro-rata. Full training and uniform are also provided.