Buckingham Palace is on the hunt for some extra housekeeping help ahead of the many royal festivities set to take place this summer.
According to a new job posting on the royal family’s website, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are in need of a housekeeping assistant who can take care of both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, where the couple are currently waiting out the pandemic. The Level 2 Apprenticeship position requires an employee who can work five out of seven days of the week and is comfortable learning on the job. The apprenticeship also comes with a mentor and an additional 13-month structured program to “gain specialist technical skills” before the candidate will be officially hired to the permanent royal Housekeeping team and be entrusted to deliver the “exceptional standards” the Queen is accustomed to.
The ad also says that they’re in search of a candidate with a “proactive approach and willingness to tackle new challenges” looking to start off their career. Applicants must be “practically minded, with great attention to detail” and always “aim for the highest standards,” as well as possess a qualification in English and Maths. The housekeeping assistant will get to travel between the other many royal homes for three months out of the year and will be responsible for the “upkeep, clean and care” of all interiors, making sure they’re “presented to their very best.” While the position only pays £19,140.09 a year, the employee will be permitted to live in the palace, with all of their meals and travel expenses provided for, and receive a comprehensive benefits packages, which includes 33 days of vacation.
It seems that all of the royals are currently on the hunt for a good housekeeper as Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a job posting in October searching for a Senior Housekeeper with “discretion” to clean up Kensington Palace.
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