Among the many qualifications sought by the royals in potential jobseekers are: attention to detail, good time management skills, and strong organization. If you don't have prior hospitality experience, don't get discouraged. It appears that a "proactive approach" and willingness "to tackle new challenges" could be even more important than what's lsited on your resume.
"Previous housekeeping or hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential," the job description says. "We’re more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges."
The role is a full-time position within the Master of the Household’s Office in Buckingham Palace. The chosen candidate will work five days a week, Monday through Friday, and will have the opportunity to live on the castle grounds. The position requires travel to other royal residences, which could potentially give you face time with other members of the famous Windsor family.
The royals promise a competitive benefits package, and it doesn't sound too shabby on paper. The Housekeeping Assistant will receive 33 holidays, including includes bank holidays. Standard time off on this side of the pond is just two weeks for many.
A 15 percent employer contribution pension plan and opportunities for training and development round out the listed perks. "This is a career pathway in hospitality ... In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you’ll be able to grow your skills," the job description boasts.
The job listing will close on Jan. 19, with interviews set to take place this month. So go ahead and get started on your application if you're interested in applying. You can access it by clicking here.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to the charming Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle after departing the walls of Kensington Palace. A multi-million dollar renovation of the mid-1800s property included more than $25,000 to "protect the property from the public eye."
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