The Queen needs help to fill an exciting role - could you fit the bill?

The Queen releases a job advert looking for someone to take on this job...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down science park
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The Queen has advertised an exciting job role giving someone the chance to work closely with the royal collection.

Her Majesty, who turns 95 this year, as head of the royal family, is on the look out for a design and development assistant to work on an exciting new role.

The job vacancy, which is advertised on The Royal Household website, reveals that the successful candidate will be working for the Royal Collection Trust shop at their Stoke-on-Trent office, where the China and Glassware products are made.

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The team operates stores at Buckingham Palace (opens in new tab), Windsor Castle (opens in new tab), and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as well as owning a growing online presence which is no doubt even more important during the national lockdown.

The permanent role, 37.5 per week, over 5 days, Monday to Friday, will involve support, design, development, and planning of the production of items. Other tasks include "providing vital admin and logistical support to the team, help place and oversee regular orders of stock, packaging and gift boxes, bringing all the components of a product together, ready to send out to the shops".

The salary is advertised at £22,000 - £23,000 (dependent on experience) and interviews are expected to take place at the end of the month.

What qualities is the royal household looking for in a design and development assistant (opens in new tab)?

The website states, "It's important that you're confident working with numbers, and also that you have strong IT skills and can use MS Office programs and database systems.

"With a keen eye for detail and excellent administration skills, you'll be able to process large volumes of work with complete accuracy. You'll also be highly organized, able to plan and prioritize your time effectively to meet multiple deadlines. As a good communicator, you’ll build a good rapport with colleagues and customers alike."

If you think you have the skills needed, then submit your CV, the closing date for applications is Sunday, 31st January.

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.