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Bank and Post Office Clerks

Bank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £10654. Normal pay is £22003 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £34869.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Provides postal services, pays state pensions, unemployment and other state benefits to claimants, supplies official forms and documentation to the public, and performs other tasks specific to the activities of a post office.
  • Receives and pays out cash, cheques, money orders, credit notes, foreign currency or travellers cheques.
  • Manages the operations of a sub-post office.
  • Advises customers on financial services and products available.
  • Maintains records of transactions and compiles information.
  • Deals with enquiries from customers, other banks and other authorised enquirers.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening


  • Active Learning


  • Mathematics


  • Critical Thinking


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Monitoring


  • Learning Strategies


  • Writing


  • Science


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