Would you want this job? (Why/Why Not)The Queen is looking for a pot washer to ensure that the dishes at Buckingham Palace are cleaned to a standard that will receive the royal seal of approval.
It’s a pretty enticing prospect for any ardent royalist too, with the successful applicant receiving a £16,000 salary with a pension scheme and 33 days’ holiday.
But perhaps the most enticing part of the position is the fact that it is a live-in role, meaning that you’ll get to live amongst royalty at residences such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral.
It’s not a problem if you’ve never donned a pair of marigolds either, as all training is provided for the role.
An advert on the Monarchy’s website explains: ‘You’ll join a close-knit and committed catering team who prepare and serve food to the very highest standards.
‘You’ll assist the team by maintaining the wash-up environment, ensuring our chefs and assistants have all they need to deliver hundreds of meals every day.
‘You’ll clean equipment and utensils ready for use on a daily basis, as well as assisting with food preparation.
‘And whether you’re based in Buckingham Palace or, when required, travelling to another Royal residence, you’ll embrace this challenge and the many others that come your way.’
Describing the skills needed for the role, the ad continued: ‘Our excellent training will provide you with all the skills you need, and so experience isn’t essential. It’s who you are that we’re really interested in.
‘You’re a natural team player, happy to get involved, use initiative and work with your colleagues to achieve a smooth daily service.’
Convinced? You can apply here