A BARROW postmistress is leaving the role after nearly two decades.

Dawn Watson has decided to leave the Post Office at her North Row location after dedicating 19 years of service.

Paul Griffiths, Barrow Town Councillor for Roosecote, would like to reach out and see if there is any interest in the exciting opportunity at Roose Post Office.

He said: “Once I heard that the current Postmistress Dawn Watson had decided to leave after 19 years excellent service, I enquired with the National Post Office retail team around future plans for Roose Post Office.

“They assured me they wish to see the community continue being served by a local Post Office with more information available on their website.

“Dawn has provided a fantastic service to residents of Roosecote for nearly two decades and from all the lovely comments she’s received it’s clear she will be missed.

“Whilst I’m pleased for Dawn, that she is looking forward to the next chapter in her life, I am also keen to see Roose Post Office continue providing the community a much-needed service, as it has done for many decades.

“This could be a great opportunity for an individual or couple, looking for a new chapter in their own life, to be an integral part of this lovely community and I would urge anyone interested, to get in touch with the Post Office as soon as possible.”

The Post Office is now looking for a successful retailer to incorporate a Post Office Local into their existing or proposed business.

The job advert states that the successful applicant will need to have:

  • Superb customer service and focus
  • Excellent business management skills and experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively and easily with your branch team and customers
  • Talent for motivating and managing your branch team to ensure excellent customer service for all customers
  • Strong conversational skills, actively listening and responding to customers’ needs
  • Ability for hiring and training great team members for your branch
  • Quick to identify potential business opportunities and keen to implement innovative ways of working to promote Post Office products within your business

The closing date is listed as June 13, 2023, although the advert may close early if sufficient interest is registered.

To register your interest, visit: https://runapostoffice.co.uk/