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Could YOU tackle the King’s postbag? Charles is hiring a new £60,000 Head of Royal Correspondence to answer letters to him and the Queen Consort as well as the Prince and Princess of Wales

  • The new job in the Royal Household is based in Private Secretary’s office 
  • Royal Family are looking for someone to ‘sensitively handle’ their letters
  • The Queen used to receive over 200 letters a day, amassing to 70,000 a year

King Charles is hiring a new Head of Royal Correspondence and the successful candidate will get paid up to £60,000-a-year to answer the family’s letters.

The new role is based within the Private Secretary’s Office in Buckingham Palace and consists of 37.5 hours a week spread across five days.

The job overview – which appeared on the Royal Household’s website yesterday – describes how the King, Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales all receive a ‘high volume’ of letters from the public. 

As such, the Royal Family are looking for someone who can ‘thoughtfully and sensitively handle’ their correspondence.

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Along with penning ‘standard replies’ to birthday and wedding anniversary well-wishers, the household are looking for someone who can write ‘individually crafted responses’ too. 

The Queen – who died in September – used to receive about 200 letters per day, which amassed to over 70,000 per year. 

King Charles is looking for a new Head of Royal Correspondence to answer letters for him, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales. Pictured signing the visitor book at Mansion House in Doncaster yesterday

King Charles is looking for a new Head of Royal Correspondence to answer letters for him, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales. Pictured signing the visitor book at Mansion House in Doncaster yesterday

The successful applicant will also handle the Prince and Princess of Wales' correspondence. The royal couple pictured visiting Scarborough on November 3, 2022

The successful applicant will also handle the Prince and Princess of Wales’ correspondence. The royal couple pictured visiting Scarborough on November 3, 2022

The job advert appeared on the Royal Household's website yesterday. Candidates have until November 27th to apply for the role

The job advert appeared on the Royal Household’s website yesterday. Candidates have until November 27th to apply for the role

On top of their first-class letter writing skills, the new Head of Correspondence will also need to have ‘strong people management skills’ and act as a deputy for the Private Secretary on occasion. 

The advert continued: ‘Reporting to the Director of Operations, you’ll provide strategic leadership for the correspondence function, ensuring that robust plans are in place for major events and strategic issues are managed effectively.

‘Bringing strong people management skills and a desire to maintain rigorous standards, you’ll ensure that the team is well-run, motivated and delivering to agreed quality and timescales.’

What’s more, the person who will be hired in the royal role will also need to be tech literate and able to write Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports and help with the introduction of a new case management system. 

Describing how ‘no two days are the same’ in the Royal Household, the advert stressed how the new hire will be able to make a ‘genuine impact at the heart of this world-famous institution’.

It continued: ‘You will be able to lead the correspondence function, managing the day-to-day operational activity while also feeling comfortable stepping back to view the bigger picture.

‘With experience of using a case management system, you’ll understand how this can be used to devise metrics and improve service delivery. You will be able to manage projects and have demonstrable capability in delivering change.

‘With the ability to work with and influence internal and external stakeholders, you will be able to call upon persuasion and presentation skills in a deadline-driven environment.’

Applications for the position closes on November 27th and interviews will take place throughout the month of December.

Outlining the salary for the new role, the job description indicates that it starts at £55,000 and goes up to a maximum of £60,000. 

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