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Retail Customer Service Officer
Site / Location
Ballarat Post Office
Ref #
Australia Post
Opening Date
Ballarat Central
Ballarat Central
Work Type
Fixed Term Part Time
Weekly Hours
Length of Assignment
6 months

Description & Requirements

Help us deliver like never before  
Australia Post is delivering like never before. From the vehicles that we drive, to the small businesses that make our communities thrive. We’re delivering for the environment, for our communities, for our customers and for our people. We’re moving forward and we want you to come along for the ride. 

About the opportunity
As our Retail Customer Service Officer, you’ll play an important part in helping Australians service their own businesses, keeping millions of people connected and building community resilience. Every year around one million customers walk into one of our Australia Post Offices. It’s our retail teams who make sure that every experience they have is a great one. And while they do, they’re supported by a welcoming team, take part in ongoing training, and are guided on career development opportunities.  

Role details

Our relief team members will be allocated shifts at multiple Post Offices within a geographical location, a willingness to work at multiple locations with a variety of start and finish times across our operational hours of Monday - Saturday is a requirement of this position

  • Relief locations include:  Bakery Hill Business Centre, Ballarat Post Office and Wendouree Post Office
  • Extensive, supportive training is provided in our Post Office on commencement in the role from Monday - Friday, (5 hour shift daily for initial 8 weeks)
  • Part Time hours rostered after training (20 Hours per week, 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, between Monday to Saturday 8:45am - 5:15pm (after training is complete)
  • Adult Pay Rate $26.42 increases to $28.24 after 3 months + 12% Superannuation

You'll be:

  • Performing customer sales and service transactions with customers 
  • Managing high value transactions accurately (handling and processing cash, cheques, credit cards and EFTPOS) 
  • Conducting and processing a number of identity services transactions, including Australian Passport Interviews 
  • Promoting our products and services through up-selling and cross-selling, merchandising and other promotional activities
  •  Assisting customers with mail lodgements and associate costs
  • Building rewarding relationships with customers by understanding their needs 
  • Assisting with administrative duties such as stocktaking and record maintenance  

About you  
You’re friendly, enthusiastic and reliable and you love working in a team environment. You’re ready to put the customer at the centre of everything you do to help make a difference in the community.  You'll also need to:
  • Have experience in customer service and/or cash handling  
  • Be fit to lift up to 16kgs of mail regularly and stand for your shift   

How we'll deliver for you:
  • We invest in you for the long-term, encouraging growth through delivering on our values of trust, inclusivity, empowerment and safety     
  • Be part of a culture where everybody feels they belong, are valued, and can bring their authentic self to work every day    
  • We invest in your personal wellbeing, recognise and reward you for your contribution to our success with Post Perks and more. 

We’re delivering together
At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 

We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are also the largest organisation in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status and are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability. If you have any questions, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on

See what a day in the life on the Retail Team at Australia Post looks like: