Queen Elizabeth II Is Looking for a New Personal Assistant
If you’ve ever been the personal assistant to a high-powered executive, you might feel like you know what it’s like to work for royalty. Now, you have the chance to actually work for royalty.
As Observer reports, Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a personal assistant for the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace. Since it’s an administrative position, the new employee probably won’t be asked to fetch tea or choose outfits for the Queen. But they’ll still be a vital cog in the monarchical machine from afar; duties include coordinating schedules, managing inboxes, taking notes at meetings, and writing correspondence and reports. And though it’s mainly based out of London, travel is required, so visits to other royal residences seem likely.
Those hoping to try their hand at personal assistantship—or just hoping to work in a palace—for the first time might want to wait for a different opening. According to the job posting, the Queen is looking for a “highly experienced [personal assistant] used to supporting board-level individuals.” If you do fit that description, this could be the perfect opportunity to make the leap from the corporate sphere to the royal one. The job lasts for two years, from January 2021 to January 2023, so you can always return to the world of free enterprise afterward.
It’s a regular, full-time gig, with 37.5 weekly hours split equally between weekdays, and it pays up to £35,000 (roughly $47,000) annually. But applications are closing soon: You only have until Friday, December 4 to apply, which you can do right here.