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The Queen Is Hiring And The Job Perks Are Amazing

The Queen Is Hiring And The Job Perks Are Amazing

With unemployment on the rise, it's nice to see even the Queen is getting on board to do her bit and she's opened up a cleaning vacancy at Windsor Castle.

Sounds like it could be a pretty mundane job on the outside - but really a pretty cool gig once you get down to the details on the advert.

For £16,000 a year you'd be the housekeeping assistant for the monarch and, though based at Windsor, expected to travel between various residences - including up to Scotland - and, of course, clean all those enormous places.

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Ok, £16K to primarily live and work in and around London sounds shit, as it's one of the most expensive places, but one perk is accommodation could be on offer, in one of the residences - imagine that putting your address down as Windsor Castle?

The Queen is hiring. credit: PA
The Queen is hiring. credit: PA

Successful applicants will be expected to be able to work any five days out of the seven Monday to Sunday - sounds pretty exhausting, but the job does come with 33 days holiday. That's basically getting one month off for every 11 you work.

If you get the job, the ad says you'll potentially be working for several members of the royal family - so that could mean anyone from Queen Liz to Meghan Markel (because it was announced the parents to-be would be moving out of Kensington into Windsor).

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Working for Meghan could be pretty cool, yeah you'd get to see all that style close up - but also you'd potentially get to see them at their worst aka pre-make-up routine.

The advert reads: "This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise.

Windsor Castle. Credit: PA
Windsor Castle. Credit: PA

"Joining our professional team, you'll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they're presented to their very best.

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"Learning from your colleagues, you'll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And you'll take care of guests and work front-of-house to support special events too.

"In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you'll be able to grow your skills."

Fear not if you don't have loads of experience, that's not essential but 'an eye for detail' absolutely is.

So, think you have what it takes to take on Windsor Castle - remember that place will hold a helluva lot of dust being so massive - then this is just the job for you.

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Topics: UK News, Queen Elizabeth II, Jobs, London

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.