Fancy having the Queen as a housemate?

This could be your chance! Buckingham Palace is looking for a live-in pot washer to wash the Royal plates! 


As well as a £17,000 salary, you'll get 33 days’ holiday, a 15% pension contribution and a room in the Palace grounds. All meals are also included.

The successful applicant will join a "close-knit and committed catering team" the advert says. "It’s the collaboration and the community spirit. And it’s helping to deliver extraordinary service in incredible surroundings. This is what makes working for the Royal Household so different.”

"You'll assist the team by maintaining the wash-up environment, ensuring our chefs and assistants have all they need to deliver hundreds of staff meals every day. You’ll clean equipment and utensils ready for use on a daily basis, as well as assisting with food preparation."

'"And whether you’re based in Buckingham Palace or, when required, travelling to another Royal residence, you’ll embrace this challenge and the many others that come your way."

The successful applicant doesn't even need any experience. The Buckingham Palace website states: “it’s who you are that we are really interested in” to help “deliver extraordinary service in incredible surroundings”. They are looking for a "natural team player" who takes pride in their work and uses initiative.

If you get the job, you'll also be able to travel around the country as Her Majesty requires. You'll also get to see Balmoral and Windsor Castle when she travels there.

The Queen is also advertising for a Conservation Intern (Gilded Furniture and Frames), Linen Keeper, Daily Cleaner, Curatorial Intern (Prints and Drawings) and a Cataloguer.


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