The Queen Is Looking For Someone To Help Look After Her Horses
If you fancy a new job and you've always fancied yourself as a cut above, then look no further because the Queen is on the hunt for someone help look after her horses and, even better, the successful applicant will live at Buckingham Palace. How fancy is that, eh?
Imagine not only having the Queen as your boss, but also your landlord - surely it wouldn't be long before you'd be best pals.
A vacancy for Liveried Helper is currently on the Royal Household's official page and is offering a salary of £22,400 a year - plus benefits, including 33 days holiday - and accommodation and meals are provided. Not a bad set-up, I'm sure you'll agree.
Interested? Well, the role involves exercising and training the horses and getting them prepped for their role in 'ceremonial activities'. As well as caring for the horses, you'll also be tasked with looking after the stables, cleaning the saddles and harnesses, and making sure the 'Royal Mews [where the horses are kept] is in the very best condition'.
It's not all cleaning horse poop and checking the levels of hay, either. The lucky candidate who gets the job will also be able to play a role in the ceremonial events - 'assisting the coachmen with riding and driving the horses on the day'. Your mum would be so proud.
Naturally, with it being a job for the Royal Family, expectations are high. The ad continues: "The standards you'll aim for will provide the biggest challenge, and the greatest reward."
The Queen (well, presumably not the Queen but rather the Palace's recruitment team) will be looking for someone with a passion for horses - which sort of goes without saying - and experience of working at a stable.
You'll need to be a confident rider, a team player and have a 'flexible proactive approach to work', whatever that means.
If you're interested you can find out more - or apply - here. The vacancy closes on 10 October and interviews will be arranged for the 21 or 22 October.
The Queen is famously very fond of horses - even now, aged 92, she's often seen riding her horses at Windsor Castle.
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