Elections job opportunities

We are looking to recruit motivated staff to fill a number of important paid roles on election days.

Please click on buttons below to view job descriptions and further information about election roles.

Presiding officers, running a polling station where people vote

Poll clerks, working in a polling station where people vote

Counting assistants, counting the ballot papers after the election

Election roles - further information

You must be at least 18 years old to work as a Presiding Officer or a Poll Clerk and at least 16 years old to work as a Counting Assistant. You must also be entitled to work in the UK (in accordance with the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 2006).

If successful, before taking up your appointment, you must provide in-person evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK by showing us either your valid passport or your birth certificate and proof of national insurance number (e.g. a P60, P45 or payslip, etc.)

If you are appointed to work at an election you cannot work on behalf of a candidate during an election campaign, nor be related to a candidate.

Polling and count staff must consent to working in excess of the normal working hours provided for by the working time directive.

We will keep information about you for electoral recruitment purposes. To find out how we manage your personal data, please see our privacy statement

How to apply

One you have read the full job descriptions, please download and fill out the application form and email to elections@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

If you have any questions please call Electoral Services on 01732 227077.