August 9, 2022

Think You’re Organized Enough to Maintain Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Busy Schedules? They’re Hiring.

Are you a highly-organized person who is great at also keeping secrets? Kate Middleton and Prince William may have a job for you.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a new open vacancy on the royal employment website seeking a Diary Coordinator to join their team.

The person will be responsible for “managing the seamless delivery of multiple complex diaries to ensure the smooth and effective coordination of engagements and events.” AKA the person will be responsible for ensuring Prince William and Kate never double-book themselves on events.

This will involve “compiling and managing coordinated diary updates and weekly overviews; providing regular briefings; communicating diary changes to all key stakeholders, both internally and externally; and carrying out follow-up actions as necessary, as well as ensuring that all events and engagements are accurately recorded.”

To fill the role the palace is specifically looking for someone who has “a proven ability to manage complex diaries and will have excellent communication skills.”

They also want someone who is willing to act as a team player and someone who can “develop strong working relationships at all levels and with all stakeholders.” They also are seeking someone who is proactive, flexible and has strong initiative skills. And, this person must work efficiently under pressure “whilst prioritizing a demanding workload.”

Of course, you’ve also gotta have strong attention to detail as well as advanced IT skills, though we are a little unsure of how a computer degree will help manage a diary. Perhaps most importantly, the right candidate must possess “the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion at all times.” The job description notes this is “paramount.”

Though the listing doesn’t mention a salary the royal family is typically well-known for not only paying its staff well but also offering a comprehensive package that includes plenty of time off and benefits. And, you know, getting to hang out with a bunch of cool royals may make this job worth it as well. If this job isn’t for you, you could always apply for other royal gigs, like being the Queen’s personal social media manager instead.

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