Get involved - Staff Recruitment

On this page you can find out information about how you can get involved with elections.

Recruitment for elections
We sometimes need to recruit temporary staff at election time and when we're preparing the new electoral register.

If you are interested in working for us, please contact us on election.staffing@testvalley.gov.uk or on 01264 368021. We will make sure that we add your details to our database and consider you for future vacancies.

Election staff
Elections are usually on the first Thursday of May each year, although sometimes staff are required for unscheduled elections at short notice. These roles may have fixed or variable hours and will be advised at the time of recruitment. On election day we need:

Fees for these roles are paid the same across Hampshire and are agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight election fees working party. The 2019 fee structure can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Electoral Registration Canvassers
We compile a new Register of Electors every year between August and November, when we ask people to let us know who should be registered at their property. We need Electoral Registration Canvassers to help us with this work. You can find out more about what is involved with this role by looking at the Job Description (pdf, 74kb).

If you are interested in this role, please contact us for more information on election.staffing@testvalley.gov.uk or on 01264 368021.

Entitlement to work in the UK
If you are appointed to any of these positions, you will have to show you are entitled to work in the UK. You will need 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 do not have any of the above, please contact us for more information.