Wiltshire Council are looking for staff to support in delivering a successful general election.

Three paid roles are available to apply for, to be worked on Thursday, July 4 – the day of the general election.

For those working in a polling station, the work hours are 6.15am until around 10.15pm on Thursday, July, 4. You are not allowed to leave the polling station during the day.

For those counting, you will be required to work from late on Thursday, July 4, until the early hours.

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The roles available are:

Poll Clerk

You will be responsible for issuing ballot papers to voters on arrival. The payment is £208 - including a training payment.

Presiding Officer

You will be responsible for the smooth running of the polling station, completing legal paperwork and escalating issues to the Elections Team.

The payment for this role is £289, not inclusive of a training payment. You would also need to pick up your ballot papers from Trowbridge, Chippenham or Salisbury depending on what polling station you work at.

Count jobs

You will be responsible for checking that the number of ballot papers issued at a polling station is the correct number you find in the ballot box allocated to you at the count. This is an overnight role, starting at 9pm.

This is a straightforward role and although you need good communication, the main skill required is simply being able to count to 10. The payment for this role is £22.50 per hour.

Salisbury Journal: Wiltshire Council are looking for support for the upcoming electionWiltshire Council are looking for support for the upcoming election (Image: Wiltshire Council)

A spokesperson from Wiltshire Council said: “We are in the process of working through the staffing so you may not hear back straight away, but we will respond as soon as possible.

“Working at an election is a busy but rewarding and fun experience and your support is really appreciated.”

To apply, you must be 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK.

For job specific requirements, and to apply, visit: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/3817/Working-at-an-election