The British Royal Family is among the busiest. Each year, members of the family take part in hundreds of public engagements. They fly tens of miles to open a flower shop or visit a chocolate factory. They dedicate hours of their time listening to vulnerable children and cross the globe to tour Commonwealth states.
Behind the scenes, there is a team working just as hard to arrange everything months ahead. All travels, public meetings and media engagements of the Royal Household go through the Communications unit. It is round-the-clock type of work that ensures it all goes to plan.
And Buckingham Palace are now offering someone with exceptional communications skills the chance to be in charge of all of this.
An announcement of a Personal Assistant to the Director of Royal Communications vacancy on the Royal Household website introduces a 412-word job description with the attention-grabbing headline: ‘’It is supporting work that will have a worldwide impact.’’
The main role of the PA will be ”to coordinate ever changing diaries, meetings and appointments, alongside complex travel arrangements and correspondence management.” The ideal candidate, as the nature of the job demands, is a confident initiative-taker who remains calm and organised under pressure.
Part of the job will inevitably be to update the 6.6 million social media followers with the latest royal news and engagements on a daily basis.
Working for 37.5 hours per week, the PA will earn between £25,000-30,000 annually. He or she will also be entitled to 33 days holiday and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme.
The Royal Household has announced a host of other openings, including a Housekeeping Assistant, Head of Visitor Services and Fire Safety and Access Officer with equally attractive packages.
If you think you have what it takes to be the next timekeeper of Prince William’s diary, you can apply here.