WANTED: A dishwasher prepared to travel from palace to palace. The dream job – for some – is being advertised by the Queen’s household, which wants a reliable kitchen hand to accompany the Royal Family around Britain.
The travel to royal residences – including the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and Balmoral on Deeside – is a “mandatory requirement” for the £14,200-a- year-job. The general catering assistant (wash up) – as it has been formally described – will mainly work in the staff restaurant of the Royal Household but also wash other royal dishes too.
“You must be willing to work away from London for up to three months of the year,” says the job advert on the royal website. “You will join the team responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the staff restaurant, wash-up areas and equipment in accordance with the health and hygiene regulations to ensure the smooth operation of the staff restaurant.”
Although based at Buckingham Palace, the successful applicant must “be happy to travel and work at other royal residences in the UK and at weekends”.
The 40-hours-a-week job is an official position paid for from the Civil List. Experience of a similar job is “desirable”. The closing date for applications is 15 January.