Queen Elizabeth Is Hiring a Party Planner — but You Can’t Tell Anyone Where You Work
Queen Elizabeth is on a hiring spree. In May, the palace announced that Queen Elizabeth was on the hunt for a stellar social media manager to join her team. And now, it appears she’s hiring again. Only this time, it’s for a super-secret and stealth party planner role.
In June, the Royal Household posted a listing for the role of “Events Coordinator” to its site. The person, it noted, would work with the Lord Chamberlain’s Office to manage a “broad range” of official, ceremonial events throughout the year.
“Joining this dedicated team, you’ll help organize and deliver some truly unique occasions, including Investitures, Garden Parties, and State occasions,” the listing explained. “Liaising with colleagues and external official bodies, you’ll assist with the detailed research and planning of events.”
According to the job posting, the person who fills the role will be at “the heart” of the office’s activities on a day-to-day basis. As part of the job, the person will handle “all the administration behind the events" as it's "a big part" of the role. The person will "also provide daily support to the wider team, from diary management and coordinating travel, to website updates.”
The schedule, it noted, is most certainly rigorous and the standards for the job are certainly high. That’s likely why the job requirements include a person who has previous administrative experience as well as working knowledge of planning professional events.
Beyond that, the person must be deadline driven with “exceptional organizational skills” and the ability to think quickly on your feet.
“With natural interpersonal skills, you'll be confident liaising with a wide range of people and organizations at all levels,” it added. “Approachable and customer focused, you're able to build good working relationships, and balancing their varying needs effectively will ensure your success.”
The person must also have some knowledge of the British Offices of State, the Church, and the Military.
In return, the royal household will pay the person $34,129, as well as provide a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days of holiday per year.
Oh, there is one more requirement of any person working for the royals: You can’t tell anyone you work for the royals.
"Neither us nor the candidates can disclose who they are working for to third parties," Philippa Smith, managing director of Silver Swan Recruitment Agency, told Business Insider about working for the family. "There is also a ban on social media — as in nothing whatsoever about their role, the family, the location or any other details can be posted online."
So, if you can keep your mouth shut, stay off social media, and plan one hell of a party, this may be the perfect job for you.