Christmas Processing Post Person

Recruiter
Royal Mail
Location
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary
competitive salary dependant on experience
Posted
12 Sep 2018
Closes
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

The Christmas period is naturally a very busy time of year for Royal Mail. To help us handle the increased volumes of mail we require casual workers to sort the post in our Mail Centres, with start dates from mid-November through to mid-December. As the face of Royal Mail you will work as part of a team ensuring we continue to deliver the high standards of service our customers expect. 

In the Mail Centre you will cover various indoor roles in a warehouse environment, you could be unloading mail from vans, moving large volumes of mail around in trolleys, sorting parcels and letters manually or operating machinery. It is a fast paced environment and you'll be working to efficient methods to meet our business performance targets. A Mail Centre can process over a million items in a shift and you'll be a valuable part of making that happen. 

As a Mail Centre postwoman or postman, you will need to be flexible and adaptable, changing from one role to another to move the work quickly along the processing chain. 

You'll need to be:

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Accurate and have attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable as you are likely to undertake several different tasks in one shift
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to push trolleys weighing up to 250kg

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

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email solent.futures@solent.ac.uk for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your CV checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.

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