If you’re a fan of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, you might have chance to interact with them beyond tweeting the Prince and stalking Instagram pages dedicated to the couple. According to LinkedIn, the Royal Household is looking for a communications assistant, and you can apply right now.
Whoever is chosen for the position will be working for the the Royal Household for one year. During that year, the assistant can expect to write press releases, manage social media pages, and provide support for Palace engagements. If you’re familiar with creating content and up to take on new challenges, this may be the perfect gig for you.
According to the job description, the position is located in Buckingham Palace, but the communications assistant will travel in the UK and overseas to offer communications support for important engagements. Benefits of this position include 33 leave days, professional development opportunities, and an employer contribution pension scheme.
The Royal Household stated on LinkedIn, “Building a career here means both upholding cherished traditions and exploring new ideas to take the Household and our work forward. You’ll be trusted and supported and proud of the contribution you make. Collaboration, variety, and challenge will become commonplace. And, in an environment that is unexpectedly business-minded and refreshingly down-to-earth, you’ll be able to take your career to the next level.”
This sounds like a really great opportunity for the right person. The Royal Household notes “the reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all that you do.”
The job description emphasizes “the work, role, relevance and value of the Royal Family to a worldwide audience.” And I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a certain Royal wedding taking place in May that will have a worldwide audience. Perhaps the new communications assistant will be responsible for public relations surrounding Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s union.
Do you have what it takes to be the communications assistant for the Royal Household? According to jobhero.com, “successful communications assistants are calm, cool and collected individuals who have an eye for detail and thrive in a fast-paced environment. They are just as comfortable interacting with single individuals as they are with presenting to a large group of people, and they tend to perform excellently under pressure.” Top communications assistants are organized and able to multitask. They also have strong writing, interpersonal, teamwork, and customer service skills.
There are other Royal Household jobs currently advertised on LinkedIn, including a communications officer and vetting officer. If the communications assistant role isn’t right for you, you still have a chance to work for the Royal Family. All jobs at the Royal Household are important.
In a statement on their LinkedIn page, the Royal Household said, “With the Royal Household, everyday jobs become exceptional. This is because, whatever their role and whichever department they’re in, our people are part of something remarkable. They provide invaluable support to The Queen and Royal Family, enabling them to fulfill their duties and serve the nation. And, working in magnificent and historic surroundings, they’re inspired to deliver to a higher standard.”
The job announcement has only received 151 views so far, so your chances of getting your application seen are still good. If you have the skills for the job, shoot your shot at a new, exciting career opportunity. Who knows? You might make such a good impression that they’ll want you to stay longer than the initial 12-month contract. Either way, being a communications assistant for the Royal Household will allow you to gain invaluable experience and skills that will definitely look great on your resume.