Want to work for the royals? The Queen is hiring a housekeeper

Want to work for the royals? The Queen is hiring a housekeeper

December 12, 2018

Her Majesty is hiring! Queen is on the hunt for a housekeeping assistant for Buckingham Palace (and the winning candidate will get perks including live-in accommodation)

  •  The position offers accommodation, pension scheme and 33 holiday days 
  • The successful candidate may be required to ‘support functions and events’  
  • The role will be based in London or Windsor Castle 
  • The application closes on January 1, 2019 at 23:55pm 

If you’ve ever dreamed of working for the Queen you’re in luck – the royal family is hiring a housekeeping assistant to work at Buckingham Palace. 

The candidate will be based in either London’s royal residence or Windsor Castle, and will be required to work full time five days a week – although the hours may be spread over the weekend too. 

The successful applicant does not need previous hospitality experience, as they will be ‘proactive’ and open to ‘tackle new challenges’.

The ideal employee is also required to have an eye for detail, be ‘well organised’ and have good time management skills. 

Queen Elizabeth (pictured in London in October) is hiring a housekeeping assistant for Buckingham Palace, although the role may mean the applicant travels to Windsor Castle too

The successful candidate will also be trusted to work ‘front-of-house’ when there are royal engagements or other functions held at the London royal residence (pictured)

The job description, which is listed on Royal.uk, reads: ‘Previous housekeeping or hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential. We’re more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges.

‘Well organised and with good time management skills, you can meet deadlines and work efficiently to get jobs done.’

The lucky employee will have the opportunity to ‘develop’ their skills in the area with additional training on hand.’ 

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The successful candidate will also be trusted to assist when royal functions and other events are underway.

‘You’ll take care of guests and work front-of-house to support functions and events too’, it states.

Staff will need to be extra flexible, as the position will involve travelling across the UK to other royal residences, including Windsor Castle, as well as weekend work.

The description reads: ‘This role will be based in either London or Windsor Castle, and will involve travelling to other Royal residences.’ 

The royal household are also looking for a daily cleaner at Windsor Castle to work Monday to Sunday at the royal residence

The British monarch’s employee will receive an impressive benefits package, which will include live-in accommodation at the royal residence, as well as pension scheme. 

The job specification states: ‘In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15 per cent employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility – to increase contributions or draw down as salary), with training and development, as well as a range of catering and recreational facilities. 

‘The role also offers the option to live-in (for which there is a salary adjustment).’ 

 As part of the application hopefuls will be required to provide their personal details, complete an ‘About You’ section, as well as an ‘Equality Monitoring’ page before going through to the ‘Declaration’ page and submission. 

The salary has not been stated on the application, however earlier this year a job to clean for the monarch offered £16,955-a-year to staff. 

The 92-year-old royal is also advertising for a daily cleaner at Windsor Castle, to ensure the Surrey site is spotless Monday to Sunday. 

The deadline for both roles is New Year’s Day.

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