British Royal Family

Have you got what it takes to work for Queen Elizabeth?

Bring your finest decorating skills to this royal role.

By Chloe Lal
After Queen Elizabeth sent out the royal carrier pigeon looking for an official Tweeter (we are still waiting for our call back) the royal residences are set for a shakeup, design-wise at least.
Windor Castle is looking for an interior designer of sorts to redecorate rooms at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St. James's Palace.
Officially, the job ad is asking for a ‘Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer’ and that the employee will be responsible for providing curtains and soft furnishings, and also actually make said soft furnishing and curtains.
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“Your practical skills will be outstanding, and you'll be able to produce soft furnishing work (both machine and hand stitching) of the highest standard in terms of structure and finish,” the role description states, so if you're handy with a sewing machine here's the link to apply now.
A love of historical conservation, as well as practical skills and a love for the royals, obviously, will make you a star at this job, as it sounds quite full-on. But fingers crossed you will be decorating a royal nursery in no time.
If the internet is more your thing, the Queen might also have a role for you - if you're a gun at all things social media.
The Royal Household shared the exciting news on their official website, advising they're seeking a new digital communications officer to join a "fast-paced" and "dynamic" team.
For a solid £30,000 a year (about $AUD49K), you will be the fingers behind Queen Elizabeth's personal @RoyalFamily Twitter account and have the great power of addressing her 2.77 million followers.
Prince Harry and Mike Tindall both know their way around smart phones... With their royal connections, we're guessing they'll get to the second round of interviews!
The full-time job, which is a maternity cover position, will see you managing Her Majesty's social media accounts, letting the world know about her work and the Royal Family's public role.
Working a steady 37.5 hours a week, with 33 annual leave days a year, one lucky individual will strive at “finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye.”
The digital communications officer will “help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies.”
And we all know how much the royal loves getting involved with social media.
Three years ago, Prince Harry confessed to having a top-secret Facebook account under the hilarious alias "Spike Wells".
In October, 2014, The Queen sent her first ever tweet, while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum.
She has gone on to personally share her views through the social media medium numerous times.
One of our favourites was when she personally addressed her 2.77 million followers on her 90th birthday, last June.
"I am most grateful for the many digital messages of goodwill I have received and would like to thank you all for your kindness. Elizabeth R," she penned.
"It will help your chances greatly if you regularly share throwbacks of me with my besties. Here's one I prepared earlier with the divine deity Meryl Streep."
Not any mere commoner can apply for such an esteemed role...
To help represent Britannia's longest-reigning Monarch in the digital kingdom, you'll need have a series of qualifications and attributes:
• Be “educated to degree level” aka you went to university.
• Have “previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment.”
• Must have experience “creating and publishing digital and social media content, you’ll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms.”
• You will need to have “good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills.”
• Have an “initiative and a flexible approach, you’ll be comfortable managing a varied proactive and reactive workload.”
• Must be a “natural communicator with a genuine user focus, you’ll enjoy working within a small, supportive team.”
And if working for one of the world's greatest leaders isn't enough, rumour has it that they also provide lunch.

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