Royal Mail Postman delivering mail in the snow.

Postman/Postwoman Job Description

Deliver yourself a rewarding career with Royal Mail where you will have the chance to make someone's day, every day. 

Whether it is delivering a letter from friend, a smile to someone who needs it, a carefully chosen gift to be wrapped in a bow, or just a few friendly words of hello, the postmen and women of Royal Mail are delivering more than just the post.

Everyday is a day for sending, sharing, giving and receiving for Royal Mail; through wind, rain, snow and sunshine postal workers are, for many, a much-needed connection to the world outside of a door.

It takes a strong sense of community and a passion for connecting with people of all ages and from all walks of life, to be a Royal Mail postman or woman. As a pillar of the community and a dependable link to loved ones near and far postal workers enjoy a rewarding a varied position at the forefront of one of the UK’s most trusted delivery companies.

For a post man or woman, a usual day will start at the delivery office sorting the mail for their route before joining a colleague in a shared van to begin their round.Lugging a heavy bag is a thing of the past, with trolleys to help carry the load and hand-held devices to make collecting customer signatures easy a standard round takes around 4 hours to complete.

To become a Royal Mail postman or post woman you do need to love being outdoors and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle because the post must always be delivered, what-ever the weather. 

For a postman/woman role that includes driving responsibilities you will need a full and valid UK driving license. A clean license is preferred but up to 6 penalty points are also considered.

Role Requirements

  • Passion for working outdoors and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. 
  • Full valid UK driving license (Driving responsible roles only)
  • Less than 6 penalty points on your license (ideally a clean license is preferred)(Driving responsible roles only)

Key Attributes

  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong sense of community
  • Local knowledge

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Weekly Pay
  • Instant access to Blue Arrow’s online training portal
  • Instant access to online retail discounts
  • Automatic entry and consideration for Blue Arrow's monthly Superstars recognition scheme