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 job description reads: “Your challenge will be to remain focused whilst processing a large number of requests for messages, ensuring that the right response is delivered at exactly the right time. You’ll check eligibility for each query, and using a data entry system, you’ll be 100% accurate with every congratulatory message response.
“Supporting other areas of the team, you’ll also answer varied, and often unique queries, and draft bespoke letters in response to messages sent by the public.
“You’ll be proud of the impact you will have on members of the public, which will drive you to consistently deliver high standards.”
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.