Buckingham Palace is looking for a sous chef – this and other well-paid royal jobs you could possibly do

A chef chops vegetables
A chef chops vegetables

According to a job posting on the Royal Household's website, Buckingham Palace is hiring a sous chef to work for the Master of the Household’s Office. The position is full-time, five days a week, and the ideal candidate is someone who wants to develop their leadership skills and provide “extraordinary service.”

Best of all? The Buckingham Palace job promises a “competitive salary,” along with a pension. The person they hire will also be eligible for live-in accommodations and have all their meals provided, if they so choose, not to mention 33 days of paid leave. Pretty sweet deal, huh? 

But that doesn’t mean you won’t be expected to work hard. The sous chef is responsible for planning menus, managing the kitchen’s food stock, and assisting the head chef in keeping the staff motivated.

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"You'll have a thorough knowledge of the food industry and are trained in classical French cuisine, and you'll be confident planning and developing menus for a wide range of occasions, including volume catering," the site said of the ideal candidate.

Sounds like an amazing job, right? Well if you have what it takes you better get applying quickly.

But what other jobs can you do in the palace that would be just as amazing? These are just a few of them.

Trainee butler

Another job currently being advertised is trainee butler. You get a competitive salary, a pension plus benefits and possible in-house accommodation.

“You’ll deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches and receptions, to state occasions, providing an exceptional guest experience for all,” says the site. 

Pot washer 

Last year, Buckingham Palace posted an ad for a live-in pot washer who would be given a room in the palace grounds, according to The Telegraph.

The job advertisement said: "You'll assist the team by maintaining the wash-up environment, ensuring our chefs and assistants have all they need to deliver hundreds of staff meals every day."

Assistant gardener

This job is for £18 000 per year (R337 079) and is the current home of the Earl of Essex Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Bagshot Park, which lies just south of Windsor says the Evening Standard. 

It’s 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and lunch is provided. to The job is maintain the gardens and grounds — all 210 000 square metres of it — by mowing the lawns, tending to the terrace and formal areas, growing fruit and vegetables, as well as maintaining the ponds and a pine tree forest.

Groom for the Queen’s horses

In 2014, Royal Mews and Windsor Castle advertised for someone to ride the Queen's horses every day, train foals, and clean the stables, according to The Express. Plus you could get to live at Windsor Castle. It's a pretty important job as the Queen adores her horses.

Systems administrator

This person will be responsible for the configuration and development of the ticketing system at Buckingham Palace, The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse says the Evening Standard. You'll be responsible for fixing any issues and have to be full of ideas on how to make the ticketing process seamless. 

Telephone operator

Buckingham Palace receives around 7 000 calls a week, according to an online advert. If you got the job you would be the "first port of call to the business behind the Monarchy."

Digital communications officer

Fancy running the royal Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels? You could have joined the official social media team of the Palace, The Metro reported. The candidate would write posts about what the Queen gets up to, such as state visits and award ceremonies, producing content that "will be viewed by millions.”

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