The Queen Is Looking for Her Very Own Chip or Joanna Gaines — and It Could Be You
Queen Elizabeth may be the longest-running and most beloved royal of all time, but she didn’t get there alone. For her entire life, Queen Elizabeth has had a trusty staff by her side to help her plan her every move, make her every meal, and even assist her in carrying her purse. And now, the Queen is looking to add one more member to her staff. She’s looking for a property project manager. And that project manager could be you.
But, what exactly does a property project manager do? According to the job listing, the person joining the in-house team will “manage an extremely varied portfolio of major projects across the Royal estate in London.” The person will prepare specifications and schedules of work for home projects and renovations. He or she will find and appoint contractors and ensure work is delivered on time and within budget. Basically, for all you HGTV fans out there, she's looking for a royal Joanna Gaines.
As for who will be a good fit for the role, the royal household is looking for someone who comes with plenty of project management experience. The posting adds that the experience was “ideally gained within historic occupied buildings.”
The person must be an expert at managing end-to-end projects from procurement, financial governance, and contract management. The person must be supremely organized and can work under tight deadlines and is a whiz at “anticipating issues.”
The person who fills the role must be a “natural communicator and collaborator used to working with colleagues, contractors and in-house teams, you'll quickly build credibility at all levels.” Additionally, they must also be an “internal customer champion, with agility and resourcefulness, you'll deliver projects that everyone will be proud about.”
The job will require someone to work 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday. In return, the person will receive a salary of £40,000 - £50,000 ($48,446 - $60,582) dependent upon experience. Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply here, but act fast as the job listing expires on Aug. 4.