Worker (Overnight), Post Office (Ref: 44064)

Department: Post Office

Publish Date: 2021-03-11 09:00:00

Job Title: Worker (Overnight)

Salary (Monthly): $N/A

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $543

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should:

(1) be able to read and write simple Chinese and English; and
(2) pass a fitness test of lifting and carrying a mail bag (around 16 kg) from one place to another.


(1) To load and unload / bundle up / dispatch mail items and mail bags;

(2) To assist in operating mechanised letter sorting machines or other mail processing machines, and date-stamping;
(3) To perform messenger duties (including indoor / outdoor delivery and collection of mail items);
(4) To convey, load and unload bulky items in indoor or outdoor areas, and deliver goods by vehicles;
(5) To tidy venues and perform cleaning duties; and
(6) To undertake duties assigned by supervisors.

(a) Work location: Central Mail Centre, 1 Wang Chin Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
(b) Working time: any 8 hours from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
© The basic working days are 4-6 days per week, 8 hours per day (including one-hour meal break).
(d) The working location and time may vary according to the operational needs of the Department. Selected candidates are required to work shifts, in irregular hours and / or overtime. They may also be required to be on duty on Sundays and / or public holidays on certain occasions, depending on the operational needs.

Terms of Appointment:

The successful candidate(s) will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for twelve months. Subject to operational needs, employees with good performance may have the opportunity for contract renewal after completion of the first contract.

General Notes:

(a) Candidates appointed must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital-status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
© Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the fitness test and interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to the fitness test and interview without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities”.
(g) The selection interview will be held as scheduled when No. 3 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal or lower, and / or the “Amber” or “Red” Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued. If No.8 or higher Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal, and / or “Black” Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted at 7:00 a.m. on the day of interview, or an announcement is made that such warning signal(s) will be hoisted in the coming two hours, interviews scheduled before 1:00 p.m. will be cancelled. If No.8 or higher Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal, and / or “Black” Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted at 12:00 noon on the day of interview, or announcement is made that such warning signals will be hoisted in the coming two hours, interviews scheduled after 1:00 p.m. will be cancelled. The Department will inform applicants of the rescheduling of interviews.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F .340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s web site ( Candidates may apply: (a) by submitting the completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] in person to the drop box provided at 1/F, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong (opening hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday – 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except Sunday and public holiday); or (b) by post, forwarding a completed application form to the enquiry address. Please specify “Application for the Post of Worker (Overnight)” on the envelope. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Applicants are required to list their academic qualification and relevant work experience obtained in the application form. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, or if applications with incomplete or unclear information, late applications, duplicate applications, not duly signed, or not made in the prescribed form, their applications will not be considered. Candidates who are invited for the fitness test and interview will normally receive an invitation within 2 to 4 weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the fitness test and interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The period of notification for fitness test may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications.

Enquiry Address:

The Appointments Section, 4/F, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2921 2586

Application Start Date: 2021-03-11 09:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-18 18:00:00