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Buckingham Palace is seeking a £30k Communications Officer

It’s all change in the royal household as Buckingham Palace is advertising a role for a Communications Officer, and Highgrove House is hiring a Social Media Executive.

The role at Buckingham Palace is described as ‘supporting the official duties of a number of different members of the Royal Family’.

Although it does not specify specific royal family members, it is thought to be primarily referring to the Queen, as attending the annual Garden Party is among the responsibilities listed.

However, as there is also mention of travel abroad, the role could also cover duties for Harry and Meghan, who have recently separated from the Kensington Palace household and joined Buckingham Palace as their place of work.

And proving the monarchy is moving with the times, the vacancy at Highgrove House is searching for a savvy social media aficionado to support the work done by Prince Charles and Camilla.

The Buckingham Palace advert states: ‘You’ll handle queries from the press, prepare editorial website content, as well as manage the media for Royal engagements and official events in the UK and overseas.

‘You’ll be supporting the official duties of a number of different members of the Royal Family. The reaction to our work therefore is always high-profile, and reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all that you do.

‘Although based primarily at Buckingham Palace, you’ll also travel in the UK or overseas to support important visits and engagements, which will expand your skills further.

‘Whether covering a Garden Party, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you’ll make sure our communications consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences.’

Describing the desired candidate, the advert continues: ‘Your excellent interpersonal skills will also be important, enabling you to develop relationships with a wide range of people, both internal and external.

‘With good judgement and sensitivity, you’ll be calm and diplomatic but also assertive, and will be eager to proactively contribute new ideas and creative content.’

The successful candidate will enjoy a salary package of £30,000, as well as free lunches and a generous holiday allowance.

Meanwhile, the role supporting Prince Charles will be based at the picturesque Highgrove Gardens in Gloucestershire, the family residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The advert, posted on the Highgrove Royal Gardens website this week, states: ‘We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Media and Content Executive to join our team with overall responsibility for developing and implementing the digital content strategy across online channels.

‘You’ll also generate and write engaging content for the website, including blogs and news stories, as well as email campaigns and seasonal promotions.’

It adds: ‘If you have lots of energy, and love being part of a very busy and focused team, then we would like to hear from you.

‘In return, you can look forward to a friendly and lovely working environment (just down the road from the beautiful Highgrove Estate), excellent remuneration and other benefits.’

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