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​Buckingham Palace Is Looking For New Trainee Butler

​Buckingham Palace Is Looking For New Trainee Butler

24 minutes ago 0  Shares ​Buckingham Palace Is Looking For New Trainee Butler Sat Feb 02 2019 18:31:47 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sat Feb 02 2019 18:33:08 GMT+0000 (GMT) Jess Hardiman Jess Hardiman in  News Powered by You'd imagine working in Buckingham Palace would be pretty cool whatever it entailed – even cleaning the bogs would have…


You’d imagineworking in Buckingham Palacewould bepretty coolwhatever it entailed – even cleaning the bogs would have some stories, surely.

But imagine if you got to be the damn BUTLER.

Well, now you can, asolQueenieis after one at Buckingham Palace within theMaster of the Household’s Officedepartment, which handles all aspects of hospitality across the royal residences. No biggie, then.

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It’s a trainee role, so don’t worry, you won’t need to have been a butler for a queen before. Phew.

“Learning from our experienced team, you’ll deliver a hospitality service to the highest standard,” the ad on theRoyal Household websitereads.

“You’ll deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches and receptions, to state occasions, providing an exceptional guest experience for all.”

The full-time role is a live-in one, meaning you’ll literally be hanging out (well, working) in Buckingham Palaceallthe time.

The payis £19,935.80 per annum, but better still,MEALS ARE PROVIDED.Even if that just means spaghetti hoops on toast, it’d bepretty coolto eat your lunch in Buckingham Palace rather than the crappy canteen at work.

As for you?Previous hospitality experience would be an advantage but is ‘not essential’.

“We’re more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges,” the ad explains.

Previous hospitality experience would be an advantage but is 'not essential'. Credit: PA
Previous hospitality experience would be an advantage but is ‘not essential’. Credit: PA

You’ve also got to be an ‘outstanding team player’ who loves working alongside other people every day, as well as possessing a ‘helpful and supportive’ attitude.

“You’ll already have a polite, friendly and approachable working style, and will be able to communicate with all kinds of people,” the ad continues.

“You’ll also have a good attention to accuracy and detail, and get satisfaction from a job well done, delivering work to a consistently high standard.

“And above all, you’ll be committed to a career in hospitality and keen to develop your professional knowledge.”

Think you’re up for the job? You’d better get cracking – you have until 17 February to apply.

Other roles Liz is looking to fill include a housekeeper at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, a chef departieand an IT operations manager at Buckingham Palace and a ‘maintenance technician’ over at Windsor Castle.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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