Ever dreamt of working at Buckingham Palace? Find out how you could be in with a chance of helping oversee the Palace's first major refurbishment since the 1950s...
The Queen is looking for a Planner to work closely with the current team in the Programme Management Office.
The successful candidate’s main job will be overseeing the ten-year refurbishment plan – set to cost a whopping £369 million. A project set to “preserve the palace for years to come” and ensure it is “fit for the future”.
The listing details more about the huge-scale renovation the successful applicant will be working on and says, “Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a ten-year programme of works to overhaul its infrastructure – including electrical cabling, plumbing and heating – for the first time since the 1950’s. A dedicated in-house Programme Management Office (PMO) oversees delivery to ensure the building is fit for purpose for the next 50 years.”
To be in with a chance of being successful, you’ll need to be a “good communicator” and comfortable working on projects that are “large scale” when it comes to “duration and complexity”. You’ll also need to have experience in a construction project environment.
The job, originally posted to LinkedIn and within the “working for us” section of the Royal Household’s website, will pay up to £38,000 dependant on experience and is a permanent position based at Buckingham Palace.
If construction’s not your forte the Royal Household are also hiring a Personal Secretary to HRH Princess Alexandra – based at Thatched House Lodge – Sous Chef at Buckingham Palace and a Restorer of Upholstery – based at Windsor Home Park.
But what is working at Buckingham Palace really like? Reviews on Glassdoor suggest the palace is a “fun, friendly and exciting place to work.”
Given how esteemed the Royal Household is, it’s no surprise another former employee said it was a “demanding, yet fulfilling experience.”
Think what you’ve got it takes? See their other available vacancies here.