Fancy a Job With Queen Elizabeth II? Vacancy Listed at Buckingham Palace

Jun 20, 2012 10:45am
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Fancy a job working for the British royals? Well, you may be in luck, because there just happens to be a freshly listed $78,000-per-year vacancy for a house manager at Buckingham Palace.

The queen is currently seeking a master of the household’s office, who will support the delivery of hospitality services at all  the royal U.K. residences, according to the Royals website. As stated in the  advertisement — which says the position pays £50,000 per year  - the job involves overseeing events, predominately at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St. James’s Palace, and leading, managing and motivating a team of highly trained staff.

The highly sought-after position requires a great deal of hospitality experience. The listing mentions that applicants should have senior or general management level experience at a five-star establishment.

And whoever gets this coveted position will be responsible for managing  budget of £1.8 million (about $3 million).

However, the financial situation for the Queen — who is the world’s largest personal landowner — isn’t quite what it used to be. The budget for the royal household shrunk this year, from $57.8 million, down from $62.8 million last year. This could lead to some creative corner cutting in this newly offered role.

Applicants had better hurry and get their CVs in order though – the closing date for the listing is July 4.

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