The Royal Household is Looking for a New Butler

The BBC is reporting that the Royal Household is looking for a trainee butler.

The role pays £15,000 a year (a pretty low wage for London, honestly, but imagine who your boss is!) for a 45-hour week, and could lead to a City & Guilds Diploma for Butlers.

The official job description outlines the purpose of the role: “To provide the highest standards in the service of wine, food, valeting, messenger duties and reception in a friendly and efficient manner.”

The trainee butler’s responsibilities would include:

  • Assisting in the setting, clearing and serving of meals
  • Valeting for guests and royals, “ensuring that clothes and uniforms are cared for to the highest standards”
  • Messenger duties, “ensuring that all post, pouches, despatch boxes and messages are delivered to Members of the Royal Family and employees in a timely manner”
  • “To collect and deliver tea/coffee trays, breakfast trays and newspapers for Royal and Household purposes in an efficient and discreet manner”

One would assume that the position is only open to British citizens.

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Comments

  1. avatarJanet says

    It may only be £15,000, but when you consider that it would be a live in position with everything included – that £15,000 would be spending money.

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