Hampton Court Palace advertises £50k roll ‘to help palaces recover from pandemic’

Royal family advertises £50,000 real estate contract advisor role at Hampton Court ‘helping palaces recover from pandemic’ (but you can still work from home)

  • Royal palaces have glimpsed the effect the global pandemic has had
  • Hampton Court Palace is looking for a £50 a year property contract consultant
  • Ad states seeking to ‘rebound from the effects of the global pandemic’










The royal palaces have given a glimpse of the effect the global pandemic has had on the historic buildings in a new vacancy on their site.

Hampton Court Palace is looking for a real estate contract advisor to “contribute to their success” as they “rebound from the effects of the global pandemic”.

The royals pay a salary of £47,000 – £54,000 and the ads say they are looking for candidates with ‘strong commercial awareness’ and who can achieve ‘value for money’.

Hampton Court Palace is looking for a real estate contract advisor to “contribute to their success” as they “rebound from the effects of the global pandemic”. The Queen is seen at a Thanksgiving service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey in London on October 12

The vacancy reads: ‘This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of HRP as we recover from the effects of the global pandemic and ensure that our commercial interests and potential within the real estate area are realized.

A wide range of work is available, ranging from negotiating leases, simpler housing permits, advising tenants and disputes, ensuring housing permits are in place/renewed, developing a stakeholder management plan and advice on corporate rates, to name just a few areas to name.’

Incorporating the recent remote working model into the contract, it continues: ‘Strong planning skills, stakeholder management, commercial awareness and a flexible approach are needed to ensure all procurement and contracting activities run smoothly and value for money is reached.’

The royal household pays a salary of £47,000 - £54,000 and is partly based at Hampton Court Palace (pictured)

The royal household pays a salary of £47,000 – £54,000 and is partly based at Hampton Court Palace (pictured)

The ads state that they are looking for candidates with 'strong commercial awareness' and who can achieve 'value for money'

The ads state that they are looking for candidates with ‘strong commercial awareness’ and who can achieve ‘value for money’

Last August, the royal palaces opened their list of vacancies for the first time since the start of the lockdown earlier this year.

At the time, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told FEMAIL: “As is experienced in the UK, the financial impact of Covid 19 has impacted the Royal Household. While the long-term financial impact is being assessed, we have a temporary cessation of recruitment.”

Buckingham Palace was closed for the summer for what is believed to be the first time in 27 years, with events such as Trooping the Color and Her Majesty’s Garden Parties.

The Queen spent much of the lockdown in isolation at Windsor Castle last year, before resuming her duties in October 2020.

It is believed to have been the 95-year-old monarch’s longest absence during her 68-year reign.

The Royal Family has put their recruiting campaign on hold for self-isolating in their respective homes

The Royal Family has put their recruiting campaign on hold for self-isolating in their respective homes

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