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Apply to work as an Electoral Canvasser

Every year we recruit canvassers to assist the Electoral Registration Officer with producing a revised Register of Electors. We are currently recruiting Electoral Canvassers to carry out personal visits to non-responding properties.

About the role

In October 2022, canvassers will visit non-responding properties to explain, assist and encourage residents to provide the information required.

Canvassers are required to complete the canvassing activity within a set time-frame. During the four-week visit stage, canvassers will be expected to make at least three calls at non-responding properties at different times to maximise the chance of catching the residents when they are at home. This is generally done in the evenings and at weekends.

Canvassers are required to work in their own time and will be provided equipment to enable them to undertake the work.

Role requirements

Canvassers are required to:

  • Have good communication skills and the ability to relate to people
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Be self-motivated, organised and determined
  • Be professional and politically neutral
  • Have awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity

All canvassers will be required to attend a training session prior to the start of the canvass.

Canvassing areas will be allocated based on the areas available. Outstanding properties will be distributed over a wider area than in previous years.

Timetable (subject to change)
Dates Action
Thursday 13 October Training
Friday 14 October Personal visits start
By Monday 7 November All required visits completed

Payment

Electoral Canvassers are paid based on performance. View the payment structure.

Payment will be made in December 2022.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our dedicated and professional team of canvassers, complete an application form (MS Word, 302 KB) and return it to electionjobs@richmond.gov.uk.

Contact

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, contact Electoral Services on 020 8891 7174.

Updated: 23 August 2022

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