Postal Vote Opener role description

Job purpose

To open postal voting packs as directed by the Postal Vote Opening supervisor and Deputy Returning Officer

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • arrive at the session on time, ready to be briefed
  • keep to all instructions from the Deputy Returning Officer and the supervisor
  • follow the instructions for opening postal votes as per the instructions given to you by the team
  • leave your work station prepared with new equipment for the next session or cleared away, as directed by your supervisor
  • help with any close down administrative procedures as directed
  • archive all materials used in the session
  • make sure the ballot is kept secret at all times including keeping ballot papers face down and not making comments on social media
  • carry out other postal vote opening duties as required
  • speak English at all times

As well as the duties listed, you may be asked to take on other tasks appropriate with your pay level.

Person specification

Essential skills

You must:

  • have good communication skills and the ability to follow instructions
  • have good administration skills and attention to detail
  • have good numerical skills
  • be a team player and have a flexible attitude
  • be punctual and reliable

Desirable skills

Previous experience as a Postal Vote Opener is desirable.