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Postroom Clerk

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Postroom Clerk
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 -  
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Data Source(s):
FAS

Last Updated: March, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
-5%
Occupational Category

Elementary Administration Occupations

Also included in this category:

Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers; general assistants, office workers and other elementary administration occupations not elsewhere classified

Number Employed:

9,200

Part time workers: 19%
Aged over 55: 27%
Male / Female: 79 / 21%
Non-Nationals: 5%
With Third Level: 13%
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At a Glance... header image

Postroom clerks deal with an organisation's post. They sort out post that comes into the building.


The Work header image

A postroom clerk distributes mail (letters and parcels) around an organisation. They often start work earlier than other office staff because they need to deal with the morning mail.  
 
The postroom clerk may be responsible for collecting, opening and date stamping mail, and sorting the contents to be sent to departments or individuals.  
 
Clerks need to record the arrival of cheques or important documents. They may photocopy letters and send them to a number of departments. Clerks distribute the post around the company.  
 
The postroom clerk also collects internal mail and distributes it to the correct departments. Towards the end of the day, they collect the afternoon post, stamp or frank it.  
 
The end of the day is usually as hectic as the beginning. Clerks sort outgoing mail. They need to learn the different procedures for dealing with special types of correspondence such as registered letters or overseas mail.

 


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To be a postroom clerk, you will need good organisational skills. You have to be able to work in an orderly and methodical way, carefully sorting large quantities of mail. You may need to use office machinery, including computers.  
 
You'll need a friendly, outgoing personality.


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Organisation: National Employment Rights Authority
  Address: Information Services, Government Buildings, O'Brien Road, Carlow
  Tel: (059) 917 8990 Locall: 1890 80 80 90
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