• Search for Advisory Council members to influence Post Office future
• Advisory Council to involve voices of customers, communities and organisations from across UK
The Post Office, which is currently undergoing the biggest transformation in its 370 year history, has announced the launch of a new Advisory Council which will engage with people interested in helping influence the future of the Post Office. The Advisory Council is looking for members to participate, whether they are a customer, someone already working in a Post Office branch, or an interested business or charity group.
Paula Vennells, Chief Executive of the Post Office said: "Following our separation from Royal Mail, this is an exciting time for the Post Office as we build a customer focussed, multi-channel retailer with a powerful public purpose.
"Around 18 million people use our 11,700 Post Offices and thousands more use postoffice.co.uk every week. We really value the important role we play in communities across the UK, from high streets and city centres to small villages where our Sub postmasters may operate the only shop in the village.
"The Advisory Council will play an important role in reflecting a cross section of views, skills and experience from the diverse communities which make up 21st century Britain. So we want to hear from the people and organisations that value our services and want to work with us to innovate, support the transformation of our business and inspire a bright future for the Post Office."
The Post Office Advisory Council will be made up of between 20 to 30 members to provide a broad mix of people and interests. Members will bring wider geographical, community, social and commercial perspectives to the work of the Advisory Council. The Council will meet three times a year from March 2014, and membership will be on a voluntary basis.
Applications close on the 31st January 2014. Those interested in finding out more about the Council and how to apply can visit www.corporate.postoffice.co.uk/advisory or call 0800 013 0198.