The Post Office is scouring the PR market for a government
relations chief to help it tackle the question mark hanging over its
The company has engaged headhunters to search for a head of corporate
relations with responsibility for government relations and public
The post became vacant earlier this month following the departure of
Peter Wynne Davies.
A Post Office spokesman explained that the new post holder will be
expected to liaise with politicians and to make representations to
interested parties, such as unions, the Confederation of British
Industry and the Institute of Directors. He added that dealing with
Government plans to increase the commercial freedom of the Post Office
would also form part of the role.
Reporting to group director of communications Alan Williams, the job
covers all three Post Offices divisions - Post Office Counters, Royal
Mail and Parcelforce - and carries a salary of around pounds 50,000.