Fans of the Royal Family dream of wandering the grand rooms of Buckingham Palace, and now’s your chance.
Her Majesty the Queen is hiring a new housekeeping assistant with a ‘competitive salary’.
According to royal expert Duncan Larcombe, our monarch left Buckingham Palace as it was ‘less and less home from home’ without her beloved husband Philip.
But a new member of staff in the Royal Household could make all the difference.
Have you got what it takes to work for the Queen? And how much does she pay?
From salary and benefits to exciting travel and strict standards, we’ve found out all you need to know.
Advertised on the Royal Household website, the opportunity is described as ‘working as a team to achieve exceptional results’.
Forget the standard hotel turndown service – you’re working for the Queen for 40 hours a week.
The ad states: “It’s delivering extraordinary service in incredible surroundings. You’ll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And you’ll welcome and take care of guests at functions and events too.”
Where is it
Judging from the advert, your job may not just be at Buckingham Palace.
The lucky applicant could be following the Queen as she moves from home to home.
The role explains: “You’ll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best.
“Please note, this role could be based at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.”
Staff of the Royal Household aren’t on the best salaries in the world.
Back in 2017, a Housekeeping Assistant role – working five days a week – offered a wage of £16,755 per annum. This was based on the role being live-in, with meals provided.
In 2020, Insider reported a starting salary of £19,140.09, so the current wage could be pushing £20,000.
Apparently housekeeping and hospitality experience isn’t necessary for the role. Instead, they’re keen to see enthusiasm and ‘ability to tackle new challenges’.
The ad states: “With attention to detail you take pride in your work… Well organised and with good time management skills, you can meet deadlines and work efficiently to get jobs done.”
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The role will involve travelling to other Royal residences beyond Windsor or Buckingham Palace – how exciting!
Newbies enjoy 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme.
There’s training and development opportunities and the option to live-in (with a salary adjustment).
Imagine living in a royal residence!
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