The Queen is looking for a butler to work 45 hours a week on less than the living wage – but you’ll live at the palace – The Sun

The Queen is looking for a butler to work 45 hours a week on less than the living wage – but you’ll live at the palace – The Sun


THE Queen is on the hunt for a new butler for Buckingham Palace, but they will be paid less than the living wage for the role.

The staff member will be paid a salary of £20,806 per year for working 45 hours a week over the seven days.

The salary works out at £1,733-a-month or £403-a-week, but considering the butler will work 45 hours a week, this means the hourly rate is £8.96 an hour.

The London living wage, which is the amount considered high enough to maintain a normal standard of living in the capital, is £10.55.

However, there are some perks, as the butler will get all meals provided and can live in the swanky Buckingham Palace, although your salary will be slightly tweaked to reflect this.

The hired help will look after guests in the royal residence, including aiding state banquets and small functions.

The job advertisement said the butler must be a “team player” and have “good attention to detail”, but no experience is necessary.

It says: “The Master of the Household's Department handles all aspects of hospitality across the Royal residences.

“By joining our well-established career pathway, we will help you become an all-round hospitality expert.

“In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you'll grow your skills quickly. We'll be with you every step of the way, and after initial training, you'll be supported to achieve an accredited Butlering qualification too.”

The palace website also says you might be able to travel to other royal locations for the job.

It adds: “Previous hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential. We're more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges.

“Most important is that you're an outstanding team player who enjoys working alongside others every day. This, along with a helpful and supportive attitude, will be key.”

The butler will also receive 33 days holiday, a 15 per cent employer contribution pension scheme.

The ad continues: “In addition, as this is a live-in role, you will be provided with accommodation, for which your salary will be abated.”

You can apply for the role here. 

We shared how Her Majesty is hiring new kitchen staff – and you’ll get PAID to live at Buckingham Palace.

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And The Queen is a huge Wham! fan and even "requested to meet them in private", according to the band's former manager.


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