Schools patrol officer

Schools patrol officer

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education


London, SW9 7QE
Mainly at the office


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
once a week

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Lambeth Schools Patrol (LSP) is a voluntary community serviceto positively engaging with young people making their way home from school. 


What will you be doing?


As a Volunteer Patrol Officer you will provide a friendly, approachable presence to help encourage and guide young people to become positive active community citizens. You will also be available to assist and signpost both parents and young people to relevant support, advice and referral services in the community that may be of benefit to them. This is part of a community public health response to tackling critical challenges that face some Lambeth pupils, both within their homes and local communities. The project also offers an opportunity to provide a permanent resource in the central Brixton on school days, when the weather is agreeable, offering a peripatetic community led youth and advice service on the High Street. This role involves building a rapport with members of the community, engagement with various social groups, the ability to make decisions that benefit others and the desire to make a difference. All volunteers will work as part of a structured team where community safety and leadership is at the heart of what we do. All volunteers will be offered and must complete a minimum of five core fully accredited, training packages and be committed to attend further training as required 

What are we looking for?

A cleared DBS Enhanced Disclosure (we will arrange this)

Excellent administrative skills and experience

Demonstrated experience in an office setting

Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures

Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

Ability to effectively time manage and prioritise multiple tasks

Excellent communication and customer service skills towards staff and beneficiaries

Strong problem-solving skills

Good knowledge of community affairs (i.e. young people, public health)

Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Professional attitude and presentation

What difference will you make?

Positively supporting young people and families in the community 

Before you apply

Please send brief introduction and explain why you would like to volunteer for this role

  • Children / families
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

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