Royal Mail is currently hiring temporary Christmas workers in the North West

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Royal Mail is gearing up for what is undoubtedly one of its busiest periods and you can be a part of the action this year.

The national postal service is currently hiring for a number of temporary roles across the North West.

As Christmas edges closer each year, Royal Mail gradually begins to get more bustling with people from all across the country rushing to post letters and gifts to their loved ones, which understandably leaves it needing a few extra hands to help in making sure everyone’s post is delivered on time for the big day.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic predicted to make this festive season busier than ever before too, the service really needs your help.

Reckon you’re up to the job?

While unfortunately none of the jobs currently available are based in the Greater Manchester region, there are a number of opportunities available in neighbouring towns across the North West, so if you’re in need of a few extra pennies and don’t mind travelling a little further, then one of these roles could definitely suit you.

So, what temporary roles are Royal Mail recruiting for at the moment then?


Mail Sorter

Role Type: Christmas Casual

Mail Sorters are needed at several hubs across the North West.

According to Royal Mail, this role involves unloading mail and parcels from vans, moving them around the warehouse, and sorting them into the right departments so that they arrive at their destination safely.

The job description states that successful candidates for the role will be people who enjoy working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment, are proactive and detail focused, are flexible and adaptable to work on various tasks during a shift, are able to push trolleys (up to 250kgs) and lift and move mail bags up to 11kg, and can comfortably stand for long periods of time.

Roles are currently available at the following nearby sites:

  • Chester Mail Centre
  • Warrington Mail Centre
  • Preston Mail Centre
  • Carlisle Mail Centre

No previous experience is needed for the role.

When it comes to pay, this is allocated hourly and ranges from £8.72 – £12.30 per hour.

When you apply for the role, you will be able to select the shift patterns that are preferable to you and at most centres, there will be early shifts, lates, nights and weekends available to choose.

You can find out more information and apply for the roles here.

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Mail Processor

Role Type: Christmas Casual

Royal Mail recruiting for a number Mail Processors at its North West Hub in Warrington.

According to Royal Mail, this particular role is a rather physical and active one as it involves unloading wheeled containers from incoming vehicles, moving them to the correct despatch lane, and then loading them to outgoing transport.

It also involves a significant amount of walking each day, which is equivalent to around five miles or more.

The job description states: “If you are 18 years of age or over, are punctual, reliable and have a flexible approach, you are the type of person we’re looking for”.

Pay for the role is between £9.60 – £12.30 per hour.

Once again, shift patterns can be negotiable but do include lates, nights and weekends, and do be aware that this role may also require you to help out with parcel processing and mail sorting too.

You can find out more information and apply for the roles here.

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