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Would you like to write a letter from the Queen? Buckingham Palace advertises new role

Could YOU write the Queen’s letters? Royal Household advertises new £23,500 ‘assistant correspondence officer’ to help respond to ‘thousands’ of notes

  • Queen recruits an assistant correspondence officer to work in the palace
  • The role involves responding to letters to the Royal House
  • Employee is based at Buckingham Palace and receives up to £23,000 annually


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The Queen is looking for a new staff member to respond to letters royal fans have written to Buckingham Palace.

The monarch, 95, advertised the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal House on LinkedIn.

The list explains that the successful candidate will “write a letter that someone will never forget” and will respond to “thousands” of notes sent by members of the public.

Depending on experience, the salary offered is up to £23,500 per annum for working Monday to Friday.

The 95-year-old queen is looking for a new staff member to respond to letters royal fans have written to Buckingham Palace

The 95-year-old queen is looking for a new staff member to respond to letters royal fans have written to Buckingham Palace

According to the vacancy, candidates should already possess “administrative experience” and “excellent written communication skills.”

Meanwhile, they also need to be “detail-oriented and able to handle a large volume of correspondence” and “well-organized” in their approach to day-to-day work.”

The ad continued: ‘You must confidently compose letters and use your established IT skills to meet strict deadlines.

‘Most of all, you enjoy working with your team and would like to expand your experience in a truly unique environment.’

The monarch advertised on LinkedIn for the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal House

The monarch advertised on LinkedIn for the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal House

The monarch advertised on LinkedIn for the role of Assistant Correspondence Officer at the Royal House

In Search of the Perfect Candidate, the ad describes their ideal employee: ‘It’s working in a team with a shared and unique purpose, connecting with the public while supporting the Queen’s role.

‘This is what makes working for the Royal House so special.

‘Every year thousands of letters are sent to the Royal House.

‘As part of the Correspondence Department, your challenge is to ensure that everyone receives a timely and well-composed response.

‘Every day you answer letters from the public in response to different and often unique questions, but also general good wishes.

According to the vacancy, candidates should already possess 'administrative experience' and 'excellent written communication skills'

According to the vacancy, candidates should already possess 'administrative experience' and 'excellent written communication skills'

According to the vacancy, candidates should already possess ‘administrative experience’ and ‘excellent written communication skills’

‘By recording and monitoring all correspondence, you will be proud of the number of letters you respond to, which means you will have consistently high standards.

‘In this way you help support the important work of the Royal House.’

It continued: ‘The successful applicant will work Monday to Friday with a starting salary of £23,500 a year.

‘The role also includes a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days of vacation (including public holidays) on a prorated basis, an employer’s contribution pension plan and training and development. ‘

The vacancy comes days after the Queen celebrated the double christening of her two great-grandsons with Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and their families in Windsor.

It was feared Her Majesty would not attend after she had to miss the memorial ceremony at the Cenotaph last week due to a sprained back.

After canceling her Remembrance Sunday performance last week, the 95-year-old warned that ‘none of us can delay the passage of time’ via a speech by the Earl of Wessex after the monarch failed to inform the National Assembly of the Church of England. had addressed for the first time in her 69-year reign.

But she had told the courtiers she would be attending this weekend when her granddaughters Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara Tindall, 40, baptized their firstborn sons and was pictured at the ceremony in Windsor.

Successfully getting a job at Buckingham Palace

Charlotte Davies, a career expert at LinkedIn, shares her top tips: ‘Being involved in coordinating the daily life of the Royal Family is a truly unique opportunity! If you’re thinking about throwing your hat in the ring, here are three helpful tips that can increase 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, you should emphasize the transferable skills you do have – in this case, it could be managing large and complex projects or working under pressure.

2. Keep your social contacts professional. Employers will more often than not search for candidates online, so it’s super important to make sure your professional persona shows up. Keep your LinkedIn updated and make sure other public channels don’t contain anything that would make 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 – not even over a video call! The interviewers for this role are definitely looking for tip top manners from candidates. Besides practicing your bows and bends, attentive body language and steady but friendly eye contact are both very important for giving a good (virtual) interview!’

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