Seasonal Mail Sorters – Edinburgh Mail Centre & Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre

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Seasonal Mail Sorters – Edinburgh Mail Centre & Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre


Christmas brings festive cheer to Royal Mail, along with plenty of extra items to deliver, so it’s important for us to bring people together and find a few extra pairs of hands to join our team.

The festive period is our busiest time of year, and without our seasonal workers, delivering the magic of Christmas wouldn’t be possible. Whether it’s the Christmas card from a loved one or the gift they’ve always wanted, we deliver more to our customers – and you can too as a Seasonal Mail Sorter, all while earning some extra cash to fill your Christmas stocking.


These role are based at either:

  • Edinburgh Mail Centre, 11 Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4YY
  • Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Road, Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8NB


Pay and shift patterns

Most sites offer a range of shifts, so finding one that suits you should be simple. Typical shift patterns include:


  • Early: 06:00 – 14:00 (£12.29 p/h)
  • Lates: 14:00 – 22:00 (£13.63 p/h)
  • Nights: 22:00 – 06:00 (£14.81 p/h)
  • Weekends: Various shifts available (as above p/h)


As well as pay and flexible shifts, many of our sites also offer onsite canteen facilities, breakout areas and access to a subsidised gym.


Come All Ye Sorters
Working at the heart of our team as one of our Seasonal Mail Sorters, you’ll play a key role in delivering Christmas to the nation. You’ll unload mail and parcels from our vans, move them through our centres, and help sort letters. Helping us to deliver more for our customers is important, it’s a hands-on role, ensuring every parcel, letter and present reaches their destination, safely.


Our Christmas wish list for Mail Sorters

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to switch between various tasks during a shift
  • Ability to push trolleys (up to 250kg) and lift/move mail bags (up to 11kg)
  • Ability to comfortably stand for longer periods
  • You don’t need to have worked for us before, but experience in warehouse or sorting work is an extra gift – and if you’ve worked for another distribution company, then you’re on our wish list too!


Ready to help us deliver more festive joy this Christmas? Click to apply today.


  • Please only apply for a Seasonal role at one location. You may be considered for other sites in your local area, but multiple applications will be deleted
  • On your application, we’ll ask which hours you’d prefer to work – This allows us to process your application effectively. Please ensure that you choose one of the shift patterns above (if you’re under 18, you can’t legally work night shifts). Shifts are offered on a first come, first serve basis. And whilst we try to be accommodating, flexibility is a must during our busiest time of year
  • Are you registered with Angard for Royal Mail work? If yes, you don’t need to apply for a Seasonal Mail Sorter role. Just speak to an Angard representative for more information


Excited to get started? Our roles get snapped up, so make sure you complete each stage of the process quickly to avoid disappointment.