William and Kate on the hunt for a new housekeeper who can ‘exercise discretion’

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Prince William  and Kate Middleton are on the hunt for a new housekeeper to join their team at Kensington Palace – but they must be trustworthy.

An advert for the post has appeared on the Royal vacancies website, asking for applicants who could "maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion".

The coveted job at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal residence in West London is described as an 'exciting opportunity'

Applicants are required to 'be able to manage a varied workload, show initiative and be content to work flexibly'.

Those applying for the job must be able to showcase their previous experience in similar roles.

They must also be willing to act proactively and do the role of the Senior Housekeeper in their absence. 

The advert reads: "This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and positive team. You will be a self-starter who also enjoys working collaboratively.

"You will be keen to take on new challenges as these arise and develop your own knowledge and skills."

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But the ad does not state how much applicants would earn if they were to get the coveted role.

Anyone who fancies applying for the role must hand in their application on The Royal Household careers website by November 7.

The posting of the advert comes after a vacancy for an apprentice cleaner for Queen was advertised at Windsor Castle, with a salary of £19,140

They would be responsible for the 'upkeep and care of a wide range of interiors and items', and supporting events and functions at the palace.

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An English or Maths qualification isn't required, but candidate have to be looking for a 'commitment to learning new skills'.

They are also asked for a 'willingness to tackle new challenges'.

The Level 2 Housekeeping Apprenticeship will see the candidate learn on the job.

They will also be supported by a mentor and a 13-month learning programme,

After the programme is complete they will join the permanent team to deliver 'exceptional standards'.

Candidates will be based mainly in either Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace.

They'll also 'work across other residences throughout the year.' 

What's more the housekeeper will get to travel to other royal homes for around three months of the year. 

Candidates will also be offered the chance to live-in the palace.

All of their meals and travel expenses will be provided, and they'll be given a salary adjustment.  

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