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The Queen is hiring a new Anniversaries Officer on a salary of £21,000

The Queen is looking to hire a new Anniversaries Officer to join her existing team who send out congratulatory letters to those celebrating a big occasion.

If you are about to celebrate your 100th birthday or your 60th wedding anniversary, you will most likely receive a card from The Queen. Her Majesty’s Anniversaries Officer will help manage and organise this.

Cards are sent to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter, and to those celebrating their diamond wedding (60th), 65th, 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter.

The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message and come in a special envelope.

The delivery of these messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace, continuing a tradition which goes back to 1917.

The Royal Household’s website states that the successful candidate will: “help to produce congratulatory messages that provide a vital link between The Queen and the public. You’ll prepare messages that mean so much to so many people.

“You’ll be proud of the messages you send out, which will drive you to consistently deliver high standards. You’ll check eligibility for each query, and using a data entry system, you’ll be 100% accurate with every congratulatory message response. 

“Supporting the wider team, you’ll also answer varied, and often unique queries, and draft bespoke letters in response to messages sent by the public.”

The successful candidate will earn £21,000 per annum and will be based at Buckingham Palace. The Royal Household states that this will be a full-time role, but boasts of a ‘comprehensive benefits package’, which includes 33 days holidays and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme.

The closing date for applications is 24/07/2017. You can apply by clicking here.

  • Melissa

    Is £21,000 a good salary?

    • PennieP

      For entry level? Yes. Usually that salary includes meals – and depending on the position, a room.
      Equilivent to about $14.00/ hour, {$27,500/ annual}.. by our ( US Dollars) currency.
      Looks good on a Resume, if you intended to climb up the ladder, so to speak.

    • Lesleyc

      It’s not briliiant – after tax and other deductions it drops down to about £17.5k, additionally the cost of public transport is high in the UK.

      • Melissa

        If you get meals that would help but i doubt this position gets a room. I think it would be difficult to find a place to live anywhere close.

        • Lesleyc

          You’d be lucky to find a park bench!

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