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Work for us - elections staff

We are always looking for people to help us with our elections across the district.

There are a number of roles that you can apply for and all roles are paid.

Training is provided where necessary.

Please read the job descriptions below for more information on each role.

Job descriptions

Count and Verification Team Leader (PDF) [703KB]

Count and Verification Team Leader - Head Table - Job description (PDF) [702KB]

Count assistant - Job description (PDF) [700KB]

Count verification supervisor - Job description (PDF) [703KB]

Poll clerk - Job description (PDF) [833KB]

Polling station inspector - Job description (PDF) [706KB]

Postal vote issue assistant - Job description (PDF) [697KB]

Postal Vote Issuing Team Leader - Job description (PDF) [705KB]

Postal vote opening assistant - Job description (PDF) [702KB]

Postal vote opening supervisor - Job description (PDF) [705KB]

Presiding Officer - Job description (PDF) [830KB]

How to apply

To undertake any election duties, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be entitled to work in the UK and able to provide one of the following:
    • a valid passport
    • a full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland, plus an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number
    • a residence permit, registration certificate or document showing you are entitled to live in the UK permanently

If you are interested and available to work for us during this election you can apply using the form below or email electoralservices@nfdc.gov.uk with your full name, home address, and email and telephone contact details. 

You will be sent an email requesting to set up an MEA (Mobile Election Account) account, please follow all steps to create this account.

This will be how the election team then correspond with you.

Pay details

Fees for these roles are paid the same across Hampshire and are agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight election fees working party.

Download the scale of costs, charges and expenses at elections of county councillors, district councillors and parish councillors (Word doc) [43KB]

The fees are:

Presiding Officer

  • £16.00 per hour (plus £25 for a combined poll).

Poll Clerk

  • £11.00 per hour (plus £15 for a combined poll).

Count Supervisor

  • £18.00 per hour for a daytime count
  • £27.00 per hour for a night-time or Saturday count
  • £35.00 per hour for a Sunday or bank holiday daytime count.

Count Assistant

  • £14.00 per hour for a daytime count
  • £17.50 per hour for a night-time or Saturday count
  • £25.00 per hour for a Sunday or bank holiday daytime count.  

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