British Queen posts job advert for £14,000-a-year dish-washer

2013-01-08 01:33:42 GMT2013-01-08 09:33:42(Beijing Time)  SINA.com
Lots of washing up: Staff members lay the state banquet table in the ballroom of London's Buckingham Palace.(Photo/Agenciew)Lots of washing up: Staff members lay the state banquet table in the ballroom of London's Buckingham Palace.(Photo/Agenciew)
Job opening: Queen Elizabeth II (pictured a fortnight ago on Christmas Day) is recruiting a washer-up.(Photo/Agencies)mJob opening: Queen Elizabeth II (pictured a fortnight ago on Christmas Day) is recruiting a washer-up.(Photo/Agencies)m

The Queen is recruiting a washer-up who must be willing to travel for up to three months of the year around her palaces - just to do the dishes.

The £14,200-a-year employee will be based at Buckingham Palace but must be able to travel with a dishcloth to Windsor and Sandringham, and also to Balmoral and Holyroodhouse in Scotland.

A ‘General Catering Assistant (Wash Up)’ - as it has been described in a job advert - will work for 40 hours per week on the team 'responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the staff restaurant'.

The employee should be ‘punctual and reliable’, ‘able to work well in a team and have a flexible and willing attitude’ and ‘happy to travel and work at other royal residences in the UK and at weekends’.

The advert on the British Monarchy’s website added that it was ‘desirable’ for potential employees - who must get in their applications by next Tuesday - to ‘have experience of a similar type of role’.

‘You must be willing to work away at other royal residences for approximately three months of the year,’ it said, adding that the person will help ‘ensure smooth operation of the staff restaurant’.

‘You will join the team responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the staff restaurant, (and) wash-up areas and equipment in accordance with the health and hygiene regulations,’ it added.

(Agencies)

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