More than 200 people have already applied for the full-time job, based at Kensington Palace, which involves 37.5 hours of work per week and has a salary of £27,500-a-year
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A job advert has been placed to find a personal assistant working for the Duchess of Cambridge.
More than 200 people have already applied for the vacancy after the ad was posted on LinkedIn earlier this week.
The advert for the position of personal assistant to Kate’s assistant private secretary was listed on the professional social networking website three days ago by The Household of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
A summary of the role says: “This is an exciting opportunity to join our PA team in support of the Assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. This role will provide wide-ranging administrative and operational support to the Assistant Private Secretary.”
Responsibilities of the job include managing the secretary’s diary, arranging meetings and monitoring correspondence. Other include tasks offering support for royal visits and events, organizing travel arrangements and taking minutes at meetings.
The successful candidate will require previous secretarial and administrative experience, excellent IT, organizational communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to work under pressure while remaining calm and meeting strict deadlines.
Also listed under the job’s candidate criteria are the “ability to exercise tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times” and “knowledge of the diversity of communities in the United Kingdom, in the Commonwealth and worldwide”.
The permanent full-time job, based at Kensington Palace, involves 37.5 hours of work per week and has a salary of £27,500-a-year.
The job’s person specification says: “The Household believes that the diversity of modern society is its greatest asset. We reflect this in policies to attract, employ and reward the very best talent, regardless of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
“Our recruitment process enables us to recruit from the widest available pool with an approach which is fair, open and accessible.
“It’s important to us that all employees are able to contribute to their maximum potential and that we can draw strength from our diversity. That’s why we’re continuing work to make our organization diverse and inclusive.”
The Household of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge supports the official and charitable work of Their Royal Highnesses.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.