Working at elections

Elections job vacancies

At busy periods such as polling days we rely on a bank of dedicated additional staff to support the delivery of elections.  Applicants may be added to our database to be contacted about election specific roles.

On election day, Polling Station staff ensure that voters are able to cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere.  Please only apply if you are prepared to work under COVID restrictions and in a COVID secure environment.  This will include deep cleaning of Polling Stations, one way systems, observing the 2 metre distance rule, communication to voters asking them to wear masks, sanitise their hands and bring their own pen, provision of PPE and hand sanitisers to staff.  Online training is provided to all Polling Station staff.

If you are a good communicator, methodical, and quick to learn, apply to work in one of the  polling stations in Broadland and South Norfolk.  

Poll Clerks 

Poll Clerks work under the direction of the Presiding Officer. They assist with keeping the polling station clean and tidy, answer elector’s questions and hand out ballot papers.

Download the Poll Clerk Job description

Presiding Officers

Presiding Officers are experienced polling station staff with good knowledge of the voting process. They must be able to manage a small team of poll clerks, ensure that people with additional needs can cast their vote, liaise appropriately with tellers, party agents and polling station inspectors, and maintain the secrecy of the ballot.

Download the Presiding Officer Job description

Applying for a job

To express an interest in any of these roles please complete the online application form.

Please note the following terms of employment:

  • election roles are paid on a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) basis, which means that tax may be deducted from your earnings. If you are not a tax payer you will be responsible for claiming the tax back from HMRC
  • any work that you do may affect any state pension or benefit that you receive. You will be responsible for telling your pension or benefit provider about your earnings
  • any work you do may affect how much tax that you are required to pay. You will be responsible for telling HMRC about your earnings
  • you will be required to provide proof of entitlement to work in the UK

Electoral Services Team - South Norfolk

Address: Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU

Telephone: 01508 533704