Queen's hiring a Buckingham Palace cleaner with no experience required - but the salary isn't great

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Would you like to work for Her Majesty? Buckingham Palace are hiring now. (Getty Images)
Would you like to work for Her Majesty? Buckingham Palace are hiring now. (Getty Images)

The Queen is looking for a cleaner for Buckingham Palace with an annual salary which could be as low as £11,300. 

The vacancy, which is listed on Buckingham Palace's website until 20 October, asks for someone who can work for 20 to 40 hours a week, Monday to Sunday, including some evening shifts. 

Surprisingly, the ideal candidate will only be paid between £11.300 and £22,600 - that's £10.88 an hour for someone on a 40 hours contract. 

According the vacancy website Reed, the average cleaner in the UK earns £22.941 per annum. 

While experience isn't necessary, the job says that cleaning must be done to the "highest of standards."

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It states: "Joining our professional team at our sites in London, you'll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they're presented to their very best.  

"Learning from your colleagues, you'll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And on occasion you’ll support functions and events too. In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you’ll be able to grow your skills within your role."

It continues: "Highly efficient and proactive, and with good time management skills, you’ll be able to prioritise and manage a busy daily workload.

"With a positive and flexible approach to work, you'll be happy to get involved in a range of duties, supporting the wider team. 

"Above all, you will be eager to learn and develop your skills. This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and passion to deliver the exceptional."

Her Majesty, 95, sparked some concerns last week when she used a walking stick for the first time at a public engagement. 

She used the stick while attending a Royal British Legion Service at Westminster Abbey last Tuesday and then again two days later during a visit to Wales for the opening of the Welsh Parliament.

Read more: The Queen uses walking stick again as she visit Wales for first time in five years

While Buckingham Palace have not commented on the recent change, it is believed to be for the Queen's comfort.

The last time the Queen was seen with a walking stick was when she was leaving King Edward VII's Hospital in 2003 following surgery to remove torn cartilage in her right knee.

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