William and Kate are hiring a £22k-a-year security guard – and it could be you

If you fancy a change in scenery in your current job you could do worse than taking a look at this exciting new listing on Kensington Palace’s website – which is looking for a new security guard.

The West London palace is home to Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge as well as their children.

It’s been reported by the Metro that the palace is seeking to strengthen its security after breaches last month.

The role pays a modest £22,390 a year and has a challenging shift pattern of two days, two nights on, and then four nights off.

Typical tasks will include going on patrol and going through CCTV regularly to spot any irregularities.

The job advert reads: “We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our operations team as a security officer.

“As a security officer, your role will be to support the team in making Kensington Palace a safe and secure place to work and visit.

”Tasks will include the traditional elements of access control, patrolling, maintaining shift log records, monitoring CCTV, monitoring life safety systems, opening and closing the estate, and being ready to assist our visitors in any way that helps them enjoy an unforgettable experience.

“As the role is a support role, your shift pattern may be ad-hoc at times and will involve both day and night working across a seven-day rotation.”

It goes on to state that the ideal candidate will have prior experience in a security room environment.

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The Queen was also recently looking for someone to dive through royal secrets for the Digitisation Technician role.

The role would involve helping with the Royal Family archives, with a start date of February 2022.

The lucky candidate would be paid £24k a year and let them search through documentary items before "transferring them to permanent storage".

Amid a team of experts, the ideal person would take up the challenge of digitising the material within the Royal Archives and the Royal Collection for public access.

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