They will work a 40-hour week, either at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle (Picture: Rex)

The Royal Household is on the hunt for a new housekeeping assistant to help keep royal residences in ship shape.

The new employee will earn £7.97 per hour – £1.93 less than the UK Living Wage – but live-in accommodation and meals will be provided for them.

They will work a 40-hour week, either at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.

In the package is a 15% employer contribution pension scheme ‘plus benefits’, and 33 holiday days, including bank holidays.

‘This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise’, the ad says.

‘Joining our professional team, you’ll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best.

‘Learning from your colleagues, you’ll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And you’ll welcome and take care of guests at functions and events too.’

The ideal candidate would have previous experience in housekeeping, although it is not essential.

Bosses are ’more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges’.

The Royal Household aims for ‘the highest standards’ when serving the Queen (Picture: Getty Images)

The right person for the job has attention to detail, takes pride in their work and aims ‘for the highest standards’.

The thing that makes a career with the Royal Household ‘so different’ is ‘delivering extraordinary service in incredible surroundings’, the job ad states.

It continues: ‘You’ll enjoy working as part of a team and are happy to get involved in a range of tasks to support others.

‘Well-organised and with good time management skills, you can meet deadlines and work efficiently to get jobs done. Above all, you’ll be eager to learn new skills and develop a hospitality career.’

Candidates have until June 19 to apply, while interviews will take place in July.

It comes as the country prepares to celebrate the only British monarch to spend 70 years on the throne.

Treats over the four-day weekend in June include a huge concert with Diana Ross headlining, a birthday parade and a Big Jubilee Lunch.

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