Are you obsessed with the Royal Family?
Have you always wanted to have Her Majesty the Queen as your boss?
Then today’s your lucky day, because there are currently a number of jobs — with decent salaries — up for grabs at the Royal Household.
Whether you’re a butler or you manage the social media, you work at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, or St. James’s Palace, there are a whole range of departments to work in, meaning there’s likely to be a role perfectly designed for your skill set.
Here are 14 jobs that currently exist at the royal homes — as well as which skills you’ll need to apply for them — ranked in ascending order by salary.
Trainee butler — £15,000 per year
In 2011, the Queen advertised for a trainee butler to be based at Buckingham Palace, with two months away at other royal residences including Balmoral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, according to The Daily Mail.
Although the starting salary is low, accommodation is provided, and the training is incredibly valuable — butlers can earn up to £100,000 a year in in the private sector, according to The Independent.
Live-in pot washer — £17,000 per year
Last year, Buckingham Palace posted an ad for a live-in pot washer who would be given a room in the palace grounds, according to The Telegraph.
The job advertisement said: “You’ll assist the team by maintaining the wash-up environment, ensuring our chefs and assistants have all they need to deliver hundreds of staff meals every day.”
Assistant gardener — £18,000 per year
Bagshot Park lies just south of Windsor, and is the current home of the Earl of Essex Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The assistant gardener job is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and lunch is provided. You’ll be helping to maintain the gardens and grounds — all 210,000 square metres of it — by mowing the lawns, tending to the terrace and formal areas, growing fruit and vegetables, as well as maintaining the ponds and a pine tree forest.
If you think this position is for you, and you have a passion for gardening, you can apply here.