- The Queen is hiring a party planner to help organise investitures, garden parties, and state occasions at Buckingham Palace – and you don’t need any qualifications to be in the running for the role.
- The Royal Household posted a job vacancy for an “Events Coordinator” at Buckingham Palace for $US34,129 per year.
- The chosen candidate will be “at the heart” of every activity, working closely with the operations team on the day of the event – an indicator that you could have the chance to rub shoulders with the Queen’s royal party guests.
- However, if you land the job with the royals, you won’t be able to tell anyone about it, the managing director of Silver Swan Recruitment Agency Philippa Smith told INSIDER back in April.
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Queen Elizabeth II is hiring someone to help plan her Buckingham Palace garden parties, and you don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for the role.
The official job title is “Events Coordinator,” and the chosen candidate will organise and deliver investitures, garden parties, and state occasions attended by royals and A-listers, straight from Her Majesty’s own address book.
The job, which pays £27,000 ($US34,129) per year, could also provide the opportunity to rub shoulders with the Queen’s party guests.
Not only will the planner be working behind the scenes to make sure the event runs smoothly, but he or she will also be “at the heart of our activities, working alongside our operational teams on the day to ensure every event is delivered to the highest standard,” according to the vacancy on the royal household website.
The best part? You don’t need a degree to be considered for the job.
All that is asked of applicants is that they have previous administrative and event-planning experience. They are also expected to be IT literate, “with excellent written communication and numeracy skills.”
Other than having the Queen as your boss, another perk is that you’ll get 33 holiday days per year.
Back in April, INSIDER spoke to Philippa Smith, managing director of Silver Swan Recruitment Agency – the company that decides who gets to work for the royals.
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Smith said that while finding the perfect candidate to work for Her Majesty is like “finding a needle in a haystack,” it’s true that there are no formal qualifications required for most jobs at the palace.
Smith explained: “The ideal candidate will have previous five-star service or hospitality experience, ideally within the private sector. Any formal training or qualifications in addition to their experience would be advantageous.”
Smith also said that if you are lucky enough to get hired by the royals, you won’t be able to tell anyone about it.
“Neither us nor the candidates can disclose who they are working for to third parties,” she said.
“There is also a ban on social media – as in nothing whatsoever about their role, the family, the location or any other details can be posted online.”
The closing date for the “Events Coordinator” role is Sunday, June 9. Click here to apply.
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