Post Office Application

It’s been a while since I blogged about our progress with the Post Office purchase. The thing is, it’s such a darned long process.

Our offer was accepted back in mid-June (no thanks to our incompetent solicitor) and only then could I begin the process of applying for the position through the Post Office. That involved doing another business plan, which thought would be easy since we’d already submitted one to the bank. But the pro-forma had changed and was, without a doubt, one of the worst Word docs I’ve ever had to deal with. It was locked down tight and information could be added only in the fields provided. Very frustrating. In the one we sent to the bank (which was based on the PO one) I had replaced all the tables with Excel objects, making for a very nice form indeed, thank you very much.

Anyway, long story short, I got the form finished last night and went through the online application process this morning. There were many more questions to go through online, including things like Outline your employment history over the last five years. Strange, since part of or the application form included a CV (which, thankfully, I was permitted to ignore and replace with my own PROPER CV).

So, the application form is submitted. All that remains is to post the photocopied docs today and then await the response. We’re hoping to be able to arrange the interview for August when we’re visiting – the interview is in Glasgow.

Fingers crossed!


  1. Wow….that sounds so cool!  I went back and read the post office tagged posts…sounds very frustrating but I’m sure its gonna be worth it!

    I’m trying not to be jealous…but its not working.  ;-P

  2. greywolf says:

    I was wondering how this was going for you.  You’ve just got to love dealing with large/government companies and their random paperwork.  Good luck to you!

  3. razzlerasser says:

    I have my fingers and toes crossed (not easy all at once I can assure you but probably easier than that form)- can’t wait to hear what happens!

  4. I’ve been out of the vox loop for a bit and I think I’m back now. So I came over here specifically to get an update on the Post Office saga … glad to see it still moves forward. Good stick-to-it-iveness, as my mum would have said … I too will keep fingers/toes crossed!