Recruitment of Election staff for North of Tyne Mayoral Election..
31 January 2019

Recruitment of Election staff for The North of Tyne Mayoral Election

This is a combined authority election for the North of Tyne Combined Authority that covers the local authority areas of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. 

The Elected Mayor will chair the board of the North of Tyne Combined Authority and will have a number of specific powers.

These relate to being able to:

  1. set up Mayoral Development Corporations to support delivery on strategic sites across the North of Tyne;
  2. some compulsory purchase powers;
  3. the power to set a council tax precept to pay for the Elected Mayor’s work (in agreement with the local authorities).

Ahead of this election, a full suite of paid roles are being recruited, including polling station staff, verification staff and postal vote staff. 

The authority needs:

Conscientious polling station staff to work in all the towns and villages within Northumberland all day on election day.

Fast and accurate counters to work overnight at the verification of votes in Blyth. 

Efficient staff to help with verifying postal votes in Morpeth.

If you are interested to learn more about the vacancies, please visit the website below, by clicking on the link:

https://sites.google.com/northumberland.gov.uk/cam-election-staffapplication/home

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