The Queen is officially hiring for this exciting palace role

And we’re all considering a career move to apply…

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And we’re all considering a career move to apply…

The Windsors are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with everything from Archie’s royal christening to the recent Buckingham Palace intruder making news.

One of the most talked-about royal family members is the Queen, from the food she banned from the royal kitchen to the ‘vulgar’ word she reportedly refuses to say.

This week however, the monarch made news as it was announced that she is hiring – something that is making a lot of us seriously consider a career move.

Yes, this is not a drill. The Queen is looking for a new security officer for Buckingham Palace.

The role - a Fire and Safety Access officer - offers £23k, depending on experience, plus a 15% employer contribution pension scheme and benefits. But if you don’t have IT skills or aren’t great with heights, you can forget it.

‘It's knowing you're protecting the community that surrounds you,’ reads the job description. ‘It's feeling trusted to deliver to the very highest standards. And it's the pride in protecting an environment of unique historic importance. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.’

But what are the personal requirements? ‘With a good level of physical fitness, you'll be confident working at heights and in confined spaces,’ reads the job description, continuing: ’above all, you'll have initiative and a responsive attitude, essential qualities that will enable you to deliver to the highest standards every day.’

The application deadline is 18 August, so happy applying!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.