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.