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Get paid to live at Buckingham Palace

Moneymagpie Team 9th Oct 2019 One Comment

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Fancy living like royalty? Well, now you can. And you’ll get paid for it…

We think this is an absolute delight of a job. Imagine having the queen as your boss? Absolutely fantastic if you ask us. Seriously, what are you waiting for, opportunities like this don’t come around very often. Have you ever been to Buckingham Palace? If so, leave us a note!

The Job

The Queen is looking for a General Kitchen Assistant. This means you’ll be based at Buckingham Palace and helping around the kitchens. Not bad. Plus, you’ll get paid £18k.

During service times, you’ll have to work front-of-house to serve up meals and replenish stock. Also, the job involves work in the staff café. Preparing hot drinks and snacks, providing a friendly and helpful service to all customers. Whether you’re based in Buckingham Palace or travelling to other locations, the job requires exceptional service every day.


Surprisingly, a wealth of experience in the kitchen is not necessary. This means this job can pretty much be a hit for everyone.

The skills required for the job are outlined below:

“You might already have some relevant customer service or catering experience, but it’s not essential as our excellent training will provide you with all the skills you need. Good communication and a desire to deliver fantastic customer service are what really counts.

You’re a natural team player, happy to get involved, use initiative and work with your colleagues to achieve a smooth daily service. You might already have a good working knowledge of Food Hygiene and Safety, but if not we’ll organise training for you. Above all, you’re committed to a career in catering, keen to develop your skills and gain experience in an exceptional environment.”

Perks and pay

This role will be based in London, and will involve travelling to other Royal residences.

In return you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility – to increase contributions or draw down as salary) and meals on duty. The role also offers the option to live-in with all meals provided (for which there is a salary adjustment). Training and development is encouraged and you will have access to a range of recreational facilities

Pay: £18k.


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4 years ago

An amazing opportunity.

Jasmine Birtles

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