Post Office Jobs - High Street Retail Vacancies With The PO

The Post Office not only has one of the biggest retail networks in the UK but is one of Europe's largest with 11,500 branches and 20 million customers each week. There is also a significant direct sales business and multi million pound online activity.

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You can apply for jobs across the UK in a range of roles from customer facing jobs all the way through to senior management roles. Post Office job opportunities and help below, follow this link if you're looking for Royal Mail jobs, or the main Kent jobs and employers page.

The Post Office Ltd

The Post Office was formerly a subsidiary of the Royal Mail but is now an independent Government owned company. It has been an institution on the British high street for hundreds of years but it is going through the most dynamic phase in its long history. In 2012 it was announced that nearly 6,000 branches were to be developed and improved through £1.34bn three-year programme.

Post Offices are also now part of growing network, government has made a commitment to cease branch closures and open a number of new offices.

The organisation delivers a very wide range of products and services (dependent on the size of the branch), not all offices offer all services. At the time of writing services included:

  • Postal Services
    • Accepting payment for postage and collecting items as agents of Royal Mail and Parcelforce. Both for UK and international destinations
    • The sale of postage stamps, commemorative stamps and first day covers
  • Banking
    • Personal banking and business banking facilities including; payments, withdrawals and balance enquiries. Some larger branches may also have ATM services.
  • Savings
    • Full agency services on behalf of National Savings and Investments. A number of Post Office branded products.
  • HomePhone
    • Landline, broadband and phonecards.
  • Insurance and financial services
    • Car, van and motorbike insurance, home insurance, pet insurance and travel insurance. and life insurance.
  • Government Agents For Service
    • Including:Passport Applications, Driving Licences, European Health Insurance Card, Fishing Licences

Head Office Roles

Typically vacancies can be found in the following areas:

  • Communications - Internal and external
  • Legal and compliance - Regulation and litigation
  • Marketing
  • Sourcing and managed services
  • IT and change management
  • Finance - auditing and accounting
  • HR - recruitment and staff management
  • Property - One of the UKs biggest portfolios
  • Security
  • Supply chain

Current PO Jobs

To see current vacancies visit the Post Office recruitment portal. In their own words: "We have great opportunities for the right people to join us either working directly with the public or as a member of our professional and administrative support teams."

Three areas of recruitment; The Head Office, The Branch Network and Franchise (Sub Postmasters and Postmistresses).

From time to time there are opportunities in central departments like: Information Technology & Change, Operations, Marketing & Direct Sales, Financial Services and Banking, HR & Finance. Vacancies are split between operational grades and management vacancies. There is a regularly updated database of current jobs.

Branch network staff are responsible for delivering all the Post Office goods and services through the branches and an increasing number of channels. vacancies at the time of writing included: Area Sales Managers, Business Analysts, Business Solutions Managers, Cash Carrying Crew Members, Service Delivery Managers, Casual Customer Service Consultants, Financial Specialists, Part Time and Full Time Receipt & Despatch.

There are also opportunities to run your own business as a Sub postmaster or postmistress.

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