Election Opportunities

In the run up to an election we will need to recruit temporary staff. These temporary posts may be fixed or variable hours for one day or a number of days to be agreed at the relevant time.

Verification/Count Assistant

The role of the Verification/Count Assistant is not difficult, but duties are undertaken in a pressurised environment and the greatest of care has to be taken to ensure that mistakes are not made.

Icon for pdf Count Assistant Job Description [51.34KB]

Icon for pdf Count Assistant Person Specification [19.15KB]

Count Runner

The role of the Count Runner(s) are to receive ballot boxes from Presiding Officers at the Count Venue and sort them into order.

Icon for pdf Count Runner Job Description [47.68KB]

Icon for pdf Count Runner Person Specification [18.72KB]

Count Security Officer

The Role:

  • To ensure only those authorised to attend will enter the Count Hall
  • To assist the Returning Officer in maintaining the secrecy of the Count

Icon for pdf Count Security Officer Job Description [51.52KB]

Icon for pdf Count Security Officer Person Specification [19.5KB]

Poll Clerk

Poll Clerks assist the Presiding Officer in the conduct of the ballot in the polling stations.

The Role:

  • To assist the Presiding Officer
  • Comply with any instructions from the Returning Officer
  • Ensuring that all electors are treated impartially and with respect
  • To maintain the secrecy of the ballot.

Icon for pdf Poll Clerk Job Description [55.46KB]

Icon for pdf Poll Clerk Person Specification [19.6KB]

Postal Vote Clerk

The role of the Postal Vote Clerk is not difficult, but the greatest of care has to be taken to ensure that mistakes are not made.

Icon for pdf Postal Votes Clerk Job Description [55.46KB]

Icon for pdf Postal Votes Clerk Person Specification [19.68KB]

Presiding Officer

Presiding Officers are responsible for the conduct of the ballot in polling stations and they must have a good knowledge of the voting procedures.

The Role:

  • To comply with any instructions from the Returning Officer
  • To take charge of a polling station
  • To ensure that all electors are treated impartially and with respect
  • To maintain the secrecy of the ballot
  • To supervise the Poll Clerk(s)

Icon for pdf Presiding Officer Job Description [58.31KB]

Icon for pdf Presiding Officer Person Specification [20.83KB]

If you would like to be considered for any of the above positions, please download and complete the Icon for pdf Elections Application Form [59.02KB] and return by post or email completed form to elections@e-lindsey.gov.uk .

Please note that as of 29 February 2008 all new employees will be required to demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK. For all NEW employees, when you are appointed to a position you will be requested to produce one of the following:

A valid passport or;

A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland accompanied by an official document giving the applicants permanent National Insurance Number.

A residence permit, registration certificate or document certifying or indicating permanent residence.