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The advert outlines that the individual would work in a team with a “shared and unique purpose, joining the professional business behind the monarchy”.
This is something which they claim makes working for The Royal Household “so different”, and a benefit compared to other positions.
The advert for a Personnel Security Adviser, which oversees vetting duties at the Palace, as well as at Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral, requires experience and a degree, and says that the successful candidate will “deliver vital work”.
Operating five days a week, working 37.5 hours on a one-year fixed-term contract, the salary equates to roughly £12.80 an hour – higher than the London Living Wage of £10.85.
However, critics argue that the £25,000 salary isn’t equitable with the Royal Family’s wealth, status and lifestyle, or the fact that the Queen and her family cost the British people £67million a year.
The Mirror’s Liam Gilliver commented that the salary was “meagre” and is “more than £6,000 lower than the median annual earnings for full-time employees in the UK.”
He also stated that the ad made the royals appear “out of touch”.
Security for the monarchy is an essential service, which requires “important decisions” to be made “every day” according to the specifications.
Queen under fire as Buckingham Palace’s ‘meagre’ £25,000 salary job ad sparks outrage
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