Could YOU be a royal’s personal assistant? Duke and Duchess of Cambridge advertise a £27,500-a-year position providing administrative support for Kate
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hiring a new personal assistant
- Role provides administrative support to Kate’s assistant private secretary
- Based in Kensington Palace, employee will receive at least £27,500 annually
The Duchess of Cambridge is hiring a new personal assistant – and they need to be well-versed in Kate’s charity work.
According to a job advert posted on LinkedIn, Kate Middleton’s team is on the hunt for a personal assistant to the assistant private secretary to the Duchess.
The ideal candidate would have previous secretarial experience and ‘excellent’ communication skills.
They also need to have a keen interest in the royal couple’s charitable work.
The role, based in Kensington Palace, pays at least £27,500 per year for 37.5 hours a week. More than 200 people have already applied for the coveted position.
The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) is recruiting a personal assistant to support her Assistant Private Secretary at Kensington Palace
The advert claims the personal assistant role is an ‘exciting’ opportunity to join the PA team, who are involved in supporting preparations for the events Kate attends.
Responsibilities listed on the advert include organising travel arrangements, taking minutes at meetings and supporting the events and visits team.
The successful candidate will also be involved in diary management and monitoring correspondence.
The person needs to work well under pressure, and have a knowledge of the “the diversity of communities in the United Kingdom, in the Commonwealth and worldwide”.
In a description of the role, the advert says: ‘The Household of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge supports the official and charitable work of Their Royal Highnesses.
‘This is an exciting opportunity to join our PA team in support of the Assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (APS).
‘This role will provide wide-ranging administrative and operational support to the Assistant Private Secretary.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte) are looking for an employee with secretarial experience to work 37.5 hours per week
The £27,500-a-year personal assistant role comes as the Royal Family prepare for a busy summer including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
‘The Household believes that the diversity of modern society is its greatest asset. We reflect this in policies to attract, employ and reward the very best talent, regardless of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
‘Our recruitment process enables us to recruit from the widest available pool with an approach which is fair, open and accessible.
‘It’s important to us that all employees are able to contribute to their maximum potential and that we can draw strength from our diversity. That’s why we’re continuing work to make our organisation diverse and inclusive.’
The role based at Kensington Palace comes as the Royal Family prepare for a very busy summer with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, as well as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Glade of Light Memorial in Manchester later this month.