Fancy working at Buckingham Palace? Job ad seeks writing whizz to respond to the Queen’s mail

Fancy working at Buckingham Palace? Job ad seeks writing whizz to respond to the Queen’s mail

With the “great resignation” in full swing, people are flocking to new jobs after feeling burnt out during the pandemic.

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that time is precious — so if you want to throw your hat into the ring for your dream job, there’s no time like the present.

If you’re a writing whizz looking for a new gig, we’ve found a job advertisement that will be right up your alley.

The royal household is currently seeking someone to respond to letters received from members of the public.

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Based in Buckingham Palace, the assistant correspondence officer will be part of a team “supporting the Queen’s role” by responding to thousands of letters addressed to the royal household each year.

Each letter must receive a “timely and well composed response”, and your day will be filled answering “various and often unique enquiries”, as well as “general messages of good wishes”.

They are seeking someone with administrative experience and of course, excellent written communication skills. They want someone who has attention to detail, who is organised, IT-savvy, and confident drafting letters.

The two-year role at the private secretary’s office pays £23,500 a year and is Monday to Friday, 37 and a half hours a week. A benefits package is also being offered, including 33 holiday days, a pension scheme, and training and development.

If you fancy your chances, get your application in before the 5th of December.

The Queen has recently faced health concerns, so there is no doubt that lots of well-wishers writing in to share messages of support.

She seems to be back on form, having attended a double royal christening earlier this week after missing the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.

In a speech last week, she described the pandemic as a “time of anxiety, of grief and of weariness” and despite the pandemic’s difficulties, she has adopted certain working from home staples such as Zoom.

If you get your foot in the door of the royal household, perhaps you can also get the inside scoop to help indy100 answer a very important question that’s been keeping us awake at night since it was first raised on Twitter last month. If shown a picture of Mario, would the Queen recognise him?

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