Royal help: Queen hires army of maids with ‘an eye for detail’ for palaces and castles
The Queen is trying again to recruit a small army of maids with “an eye for detail” to clean and care for her palaces in London and Windsor Castle. The housekeeping assistant’s jobs also come with the offer of accommodation.
In March the household was offering £16,955-a-year to successful applicants. Another advert was placed in June.
This time no salary is mentioned on the monarchy’s website.
“This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise. 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,” says the advert.
“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.
With an eye for detail, you take pride in your work and aim for the highest standards.
“In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you’ll be able to grow your skills.
“There are vacancies available in London and at Windsor Castle.
“Previous housekeeping or hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential. We’re more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges.
“With an eye for detail, you take pride in your work and aim for the highest standards.
“You’ll enjoy working as part of a team and are happy to get involved in a range of tasks to support others.
“Well organised and with good time management skills, you can meet deadlines and work efficiently to get jobs done.
“Above all, you’ll be eager to learn new skills and develop a hospitality career.
“This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and interest in hospitality to deliver the exceptional.
“In return you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility – to increase contributions or draw down as salary) and meals on duty.
“The role also offers the option to live-in with all meals provided (for which there is a salary adjustment).
“Training and development is encouraged and you will have access to a range of recreational facilities.”
The closing date for applications is September 26.
SOURCE: EXPRESS CO UK