Dear Colleagues

Branches and representatives will be aware that further to the deployment of Network 18 Revision the department has been in discussion with the business in relation to finalising an agreed resourcing process for Network vacancies.

The discussions have been protracted however the department has sought to ensure that while recognising the immediate recruitment needs, genuine opportunity to progress has been retained and enhanced for our members.

Discussions have now concluded with a Joint Statement being agreed in relation to the principles for both immediate and future Network Professional Driver recruitment activity. The document will be presented to the Postal Executive for endorsement at the 4th September 18 statutory meeting.

Due to the considerable delay incurred in reaching an agreement and the necessity to meet restrictive timelines in relation to inviting applications, we believe that it is imperative that our members are given as much time as possible to register their interest on Success Factors in anticipation that the Postal Executive will endorse the Joint Statement.

For absolute clarity the closing date for applications for these vacancies is the

7th September 2018.

Applications are open to all Royal Mail Group employees who hold a valid LGV C+E licence. Members are advised to ensure that applications are submitted on the Royal Mail Success Factors website by this date.

Applications will not be considered after the closing date. Therefore any difficulties in registering on the Success Factors platform should be notified to the department immediately and definitely prior to the closing date, in order that they can be brought to the attention of the business.

We would therefore ask Branches and representatives to make every effort to ensure that members are made aware of this LTB and that it is given the widest publicity possible, in order that any interested parties are afforded the opportunity to submit applications before the closing date.

The finalised Joint Statement will be communicated to Branches and representatives following the consideration of the Postal Executive.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to: Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: or quoting reference 216.01.

Yours sincerely


Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary