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The Queen searches for many new job candidates

HM The Queen could give the job centre a run for their money this week with the amount of postions she has on offer in various locations, but be prepared, I am quite sure that working for the Royal Family is not your typical 9-5 day job.

To begin, Her Majesty The Queen has one of the greatest and biggest property portfolios in the world, and this is soon set for a major shake up.

The Queen is set to spend £250,000 a year on four newly created posts within her household in order to rejuvenate the estate, which includes Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, the latter of which will soon become home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.

The four posts include Head of the Queen’s London properties, whose income would be an estimated £70,000 a year, plus a £60,000 a year head of the Windsor estate. The two other posts are a £70,000 a year head of property projects whose duties will include the management of the programme of improvements. The final post is a £65,000 a year head of health and safety.


The Royal website advertisement says, “We are looking for high calibre, ambitious senior property professionals to assume and further develop four newly created posts. Responsible for maintaining world famous buildings and estates with unique histories, the Royal Household property section has an exciting future. As part of our senior management team you will help to lead the next phase of our change programme”.

Not only is Her Majesty looking for property professionals to join her household, she is also looking for a unique candidate to fill a Royal Horological Conservator position, in other words a ‘Clock Watcher’, at Buckingham Palace. The candidate would be required to wind up the Queen’s 1,000 clocks and ensure they are always accurate. The clock watcher would ensure all clocks are changed when the clocks go back in October and forward in March whilst also being responsible for conservation, restoration and maintenance of timepieces in the Royal Collection. The position holder would be on a salary of £31,200 per year and would mainly be based at Buckingham Palace and nearby Clarence House and St James’s Palace although would be required at times to travel between Windsor Castle, the palace of Holyroodhouse, Sandringham and Balmoral.

Anybody wishing to apply for the above positions should direct themselves to the Royal Website, although don’t forget these jobs are not your average jobs and I’m certain they wouldn’t be your average interviews either.
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