SCDC looking for staff to work on election day

On Thursday 6 May 2021 elections will be taking place across South Cambridgeshire. Many of SCDC staff and regular polling station workers will once again be working, but we are looking for people who may be interested in working. In particular we are in need of poll clerks and overnight verification assistants. Please see below for details on the jobs available and email to apply or for further information

  • Poll Clerks (ref: PC) (no experience needed) & Safety Marshall Poll Clerks (ref. SMPC) (no experience needed)

When: 6.30 until 22.30, Thursday 6 May 2021

Where: Polling Stations across South Cambs

Pay: £225.00 (including all travel and expenses)

Note: All Poll Clerks must attend a training session

  • Thursday Night Verification Assistant (ref: VA)

When: 21.30, Thursday 6 May 2021

Where: Imperial War Museum, Duxford (TBC)

Pay: £55.00, plus £15.00 per hour after midnight

Note: Staff that have worked on polling day cannot be considered for this role. Staff must be able to stay until the session is complete.

Covid-19 Safety

We will endeavour to make working at these polls as safe as possible:

  • All staff will be required to wear masks (to be supplied) for all roles
  • Routine hand hygiene processes will be in place throughout
  • All attendees at all election processes will also be required to wear masks
  • Distancing measures will be adopted in all locations
  • Busy polling stations will have extra staff (marshalls) to manage throughput of voters
  • We will be adopting one way systems in polling stations wherever possible and will be asking voters to queue outside where necessary

All safety measures are subject to change based on the prevailing Covid-19 outlook


  • All staff must be eligible to work in the UK and will be expected to prove their eligibility if they have not previously done so
  • By working at this election, you will be committing to not working for any party or candidate at these elections