Something for the weekend: If you’re planning on spending the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holidays next week looking for a new role, or if you’ve ever fancied the chance at managing a royal household, then you’re in luck, as the Royal Household is on the hunt for a housekeeping assistant at either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
The 40-hours a week job pays £7.97 per hour after the salary adjustment for accommodation if you choose to live on-site, and also offers 33 days holiday allowance that includes bank holidays. Also on offer is a 15% employer contribution pension scheme, with the option for flexibility to increase contributions or draw down as salary. The role also includes meals while on duty.
According to the advert, the ideal candidate need not have previous housekeeping or hospitality experience, although this would be an advantage, as they will be provided with development and training. So, with some enthusiasm and interest in hospitality, you may be in with a chance to get your post delivered to a palace or castle.
The advert stated: “This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise. Joining our professional team, you’ll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best. Learning from your colleagues, 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. This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and passion to deliver the exceptional.”
Candidates have been given until 19 June to apply, with interviews set to take place the following month.
If your crowning achievement would be to look after a royal household, then Employee Benefits wishes you luck with your application. Don’t get throne off by the intimidating surrounds when attending the interview!