Could YOU tackle the royal post bag? Buckingham Palace advertises for a £60,000 ‘head of correspondence’ to answer letters for King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales   

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  • The job is already filled after Mahal advertises on LinkedIn
  • This post was the head of correspondence for the king and queen consort.
  • The ad said it ‘feels driven to meet the highest standards’

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Buckingham Palace is looking to recruit a new member of staff to deal with the royals’ bulging post bags.

The palace posted a job advertisement on LinkedIn for a ‘Head of Correspondence’ for King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales, who would ‘report to the Director of Operations’.

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Within hours of the ad going live, a notice was posted on the description saying ‘we are no longer accepting applications’, which could mean that there has already been a flood of applications Is.

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The advert said ‘Our correspondence team manages the correspondence of The King, The Queen Consort and The Prince and Princess of Wales.’

The ad said the royals 'manage a high volume of mail which requires thoughtful and sensitive handling'

The ad said the royals ‘manage a high volume of mail which requires thoughtful and sensitive handling’

The job description states that 'no two days are the same' and that the successful candidate will need to 'reach out to make a real impact at the heart of this world-renowned institution'.

The job description states that ‘no two days are the same’ and that the successful candidate will need to ‘reach out to make a real impact at the heart of this world-renowned institution’.

Salary is £55,000 – £60,000 per annum with 37.5 hours a week and work will be Monday to Friday in the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace.

The job description states that ‘no two days are the same’ and that the successful candidate will need to ‘reach out to make a real impact at the heart of this world-renowned institution’.

If successful, the candidate will have to manage the ‘high volume of mail’ coming into the royal household – which will require a ‘discreet and sensitive handling’.

Along with writing ‘standard replies’ to birthday and anniversary well-wishers, the family is looking for someone who can also write ‘personalised replies’.

The Queen – who died in September – used to receive around 200 letters a day, which rose to over 70,000 a year.

In October, the palace was also advertising for the position, but since the ad has been posted again, it could mean they haven’t found a suitable candidate yet.

The ad states: ‘It’s a feeling driven to meet the highest standards. And it is getting into commercial business on the back of the monarchy. That’s what makes a career with the Royal Family so special.

‘Our correspondence team manages the correspondence of The King, The Queen Consort and The Prince and Princess of Wales. They handle a high volume of mail, all of which requires thoughtful and sensitive handling, whether through standard replies or individually crafted responses.

‘Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will provide strategic leadership for the correspondence function, ensuring robust plans are in place for key events and strategic issues are managed effectively.

In addition to his first-class letter writing skills, the new head of correspondence will also need to have ‘strong people management skills’ and will have to act as a deputy to the private secretary on occasion.

‘With strong people management skills and a desire to maintain rigorous standards, you will ensure that the team is well run, motivated and delivers to agreed quality and timescales. In whatever you do, you will maintain a first class correspondence.’

Acting as the main point of contact for the ‘Correspondence Unit’, you will deputize for the Director of the PSO on relevant matters and work closely with colleagues to respond to changes in the wider Correspondence ecosystem.

‘No two days will be the same. This is an exciting time to join us as you will be leading the implementation and use of a new case management system, creating appropriate KPIs and driving continuous improvement of the function.

‘And when you use the data to inform your team’s activity, you will have access to make a real impact at the heart of this world-renowned institution.’

The advertisers said the successful candidate would work in a ‘spectacular’ historical setting.

The Royal Household LinkedIn page said: ‘With the Royal Household, everyday jobs become extraordinary.

‘It is because, whatever role they play and whatever department they are in, our people are part of something remarkable. They provide invaluable support to the royal family, enabling them to carry out their duties and serve the nation.

‘And, working in spectacular and historic surroundings, they are inspired to deliver to the next level.’

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