The Royal Family Is Looking For A New Employee, So You Might Want To Re-Do That CV Of Yours

The Household of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are in need of a diligent, hard-working and organised employee. Do you fit the bill?


It's around this time of year when employees across the world start to get that mid-Spring compulsion to ask for promotions, switch career or jack it all in and travel the world.

Blame it on the sunnier weather, the lighter mornings or that positivity you get at the first glass of Pimms but, with the onset of summer, everything just seems that bit more fruitful and optimistic.

So, for those of you considering a job change in the next few weeks, how does the role of Assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales sound?


A job advert has appeared on LinkedIn, asking for applications from prospective employees who would like to help Prince Charles' work in Scotland and his royal duties regarding health, education, charity and heritage projects.

For the mid-senior level, full-time employment opportunity, applicants would be required to be based in London, be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and boast a 'substantial experience of a range of Scottish issues in different sectors'.

And no, that doesn't mean knowing your kilts from your cèilidh dancing.

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • 'Contributing to the wider planning and strategy of His Royal Highness's public life, especially in relation to Scotland
  • Implementing and supporting His Royal Highness's official duties;
  • Arranging engagements and charitable activities, in relation to areas of responsibility;
  • Organising a programme of official visits around the country preceded by reconnaissance meetings;
  • Drafting speeches, articles, letters and forewords;
  • Organising official receptions, dinners and other functions.'

Er, I think we know who'd make the top of the list of every dinner function, then.

*cough* Prince Harry


Applicants must also be keen, be able to 'assimilate information very quickly', be an excellent communicator and have 'impeccable organisational skills'.

Well, it's hardly surprising Charles wants an applicant with good organization skills, what with two young grandchildren and a potential future wedding between Prince Harry and his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, on the horizon.

Don't worry, Chaz, we've got your back on this one. *Opens up old cover letter template*

Read more about the job description here.

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