Could YOU write the Queen’s letters? Royal Household advertises for new £23,500 ‘assistant correspondence officer’ to help respond to ‘thousands’ of notes
The monarch, 95, advertised for the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal Household on LinkedIn.
The listing explains the successful candidate will be ‘drafting a letter that someone will never forget’ and responding to ‘thousands’ of notes sent by members of the public.
Depending on experience, the salary being offered is up to £23,500 per year for working Monday to Friday.
The Queen, 95, is looking for a new member of staff to help respond to letters written to Buckingham Palace by royal fans
According to the job advert, candidates should already come with ‘administrative experience’ and ‘excellent written communication skills.’
Meanwhile they should also be ‘detail focused and capable of processing a large volume of correspondence’ as well as ‘well organised’ in their approach to daily work.’
The advert continued: ‘You’ll need to be confident drafting letters, using your established IT skills to meet strict deadlines.
‘Above all, you will enjoy working collaboratively with your team, and be eager to expand upon your experience in a truly unique environment.’
The monarch advertised for the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal Household on LinkedIn
Searching for the perfect candidate, the advert describes their ideal employee: ‘It’s working in a team with a shared and unique purpose, engaging with the public whilst supporting The Queen’s role.
‘This is what makes working for The Royal Household so exceptional.
‘Thousands of letters addressed to the Royal Household are received each year.
‘Working as part of the Correspondence Unit, your challenge will be to ensure that each and every one receives a timely and well composed response.
‘Every day you will respond to letters sent by the public in answer to various and often unique queries as well as general messages of good wishes.
According to the job advert, candidates should already come with ‘administrative experience’ and ‘excellent written communication skills’
‘Recording and monitoring all correspondence, you’ll be proud of the number of letters you respond to, which will drive you to deliver consistently high standards.
‘In this way, you will help to support the important work of The Royal Household.’
It continued: ‘ The successful applicant will work Monday to Friday with a starting salary of £23,500 per annum.
‘The role also includes a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) pro rata, an employer contribution pension scheme and training and development. ‘
The job advert comes days after the Queen celebrated the double christening of her two great-grandsons with Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and their families in Windsor.
There were fears Her Majesty would not attend after being forced to miss the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph last week because of a sprained back.
After cancelling her Remembrance Sunday appearance last week, the 95-year-old warned that ‘none of us can slow the passage of time’ via a speech delivered by the Earl of Wessex after the monarch failed to address the Church of England’s national assembly for the first time in her 69-year reign.
But she had told courtiers she was set on being present this weekend as her granddaughters Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara Tindall, 40, christen their first-born sons and was pictured at the ceremony in Windsor.
How to successfully get a job at Buckingham Palace
Sharing her top tips Charlotte Davies who is a careers expert at LinkedIn, said: ‘Being involved in the co-ordination of the day-to-day lives of The Royal Family really is a once in a lifetime opportunity! If you’re thinking about throwing your hat in the ring, here are three handy tips that could boost your chances:
‘1. Don’t be intimidated. It’s a unique role (with a very high-profile boss!) – so few applicants will have direct experience. As with any role, be sure to highlight the transferrable skills you do have – in this case, it could be managing large and complex projects or working under pressure.
‘2. Keep your socials professional. Employers will more often than not search for candidates online so ensuring you professional persona shows up is super important. Keep your LinkedIn up to date and ensure other public channels don’t contain anything that would make any of the Royals blush!
‘3. Brush up on your interview etiquette. You don’t want to be the person who accidentally gives the Queen a thumbs up – even if it is via video call! The interviewers for this role are sure to be on the lookout for tip-top manners from candidates. Outside of practising your bow and curtsies – attentive body language and steady but friendly eye contact are both really important for giving a great (virtual) interview!’