If you’ve ever dreamed of working directly with a member of the Royal Family, now is your chance. Princess Alexandra’s household is hiring for a “discreet” and experienced personal secretary based at her home in Richmond.
The job requires 37.5 hours a week, Monday through Friday, and pays between £30,000 – £33,000, dependent on experience.
As patron for more than 100 organisations, Princess Alexandra, 83, maintains quite a busy schedule and is looking for someone to assist with administrative, organisational, and planning tasks.
The Princess’s home, Thatched House Lodge, dates back to the 17th century and is located in beautiful Richmond Park. It has served as a family home for Princess Alexandra, her late husband, Sir Angus Ogilvy, and their children since 1963.
Princess Alexandra is actually related to both The Queen and Prince Philip, as the daughter of The Queen’s uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina, grand-daughter of George I of Greece, who was a cousin of Prince Philip.
Her household “consists of a small, flexible and busy team responsible for domestic and programme management” and the personal secretary will be responsible for administrative support to the princess and the team as a whole.
Tasks include “diary and correspondence management, responding to varied queries and event support, as well as travel and logistics plans for the non-official programme.”
The candidate might just be involved in some royal wedding excitement, too, as Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, Flora Alexandra Ogilvy, is set to wed this year.
So what would the perfect candidate need to demonstrate? The job advert states:
“With extensive administration/secretarial experience, you will be used to supporting individuals with a range of office and domestic requirements. Discreet, with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, you will be confident liaising with colleagues and external people at all levels.
With excellent IT and written skills and an eye for detail, you will be confident drafting varied correspondence.
Efficient, well organised and able to work under pressure, you can manage a busy workload and prioritise multiple tasks and projects effectively. Finally, you will have a flexible and pro-active approach, will enjoy using your initiative, and will be keen to take on the range of opportunities this role presents.”
Additionally, a UK/EU driving license and your own transport is a requirement for the position.
If you’ve got what it takes, apply on the Royal Household’s website by 9th February.