Part-time Electoral Canvassers Wanted

Electoral Registration Office
42-46 Point Street

The Highland and Western Isles Joint Valuation Board is looking for individuals to assist with the electoral canvass.  Canvassers will work alongside staff in the area office in Stornoway to doorstep canvass properties in North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula and Barra areas.  Hours are flexible with some evening and Saturday work required.

Purpose of the post

To assist the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) with the annual canvass.  You will be required to visit assigned properties and make attempts to obtain electoral registration information for all of these properties.

Main Responsibilities

Main duties to be undertaken within a required timescale include:

  • Visiting each household within a designated area to collect registration information with use of a tableT
  • Advising members of the public on the completion of individual registration forms including need for National Insurance numbers and dates of birth
  • Attending the ERO office in person at regular intervals as directed by the Electoral Registration Officer/supervisor
  • Recording information about properties

Training sessions covering all aspects of the duties, including health and safety issues will be covered prior to commencement of the canvass.

Further information including application forms, job description and person specification can be found on our website (job vacancies).