The Queen is hiring a housekeeper to live near Harry and Meghan

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  • The Queen is on the hunt for an exceptional new member of staff to work at Windsor Castle, just a stone’s throw away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Frogmore Cottage home.

    Fancy working for the royal family? Want to be in the castle when the Sussexes pop over for tea? Dream of being on hand when they need a babysitter?

    Okay, the last one is probably pushing it – however, the monarch is looking for a housekeeper to help manage her Windsor estate, and they’ll also be required to look after guests at functions.

    Hanging out with a room full of royals? We’re in.

    The job description on The Royal Household website states applicants should want to develop their housekeeping skills and expertise by joining the team to upkeep, clean and care for a ‘wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best.’

    Aiming for the highest standards, if you’re a good fit you’ll also welcome and take care of guests at functions and events. Hoping to bump into Kate and Wills? Anything’s possible.

    The right individual may have previous housekeeping or hospitality experience but this is not essential as they’re ‘more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges.’

    The site reads: ‘With attention to 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.’

    The role is based in Windsor Castle but there is also the opportunity to travel to other royal residences.

    Benefits include 33 days holiday, a 15% employer contribution pension scheme, training and a range of catering and recreational facilities.

    There’s also the option to live-in but the salary will be adjusted accordingly.

    Time to update your CV…

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