The Postal Museum has launched a contest to find 12 UK cats to help promote the new attraction.

Charlie modelling postal hat

Charlie modelling postal hat

The search to find 12 volunteer mousers has been launched following the passing of Tibs the Great - the last Post Office cat.

Each month until September 2018 a successful 'cat-pplicant' will be appointed to the ceremonial role of Postal Museum Cat (PMC)

The furry friend is expected to work from home with the job description asking for them to be ''reliable purr-fessionals''.

The role is on a volunteer basis but there will be perks for winners - including an official hat, as modelled by Charlie.

To apply, owners must submit a photo of their cat to The Postal Museum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the @ThePostalMuseum and the hashtags #jobsfurcats and #catsinhats. A template hat is provided online and is available to download

Applications for September close on August 31.