The Queen is hiring - here's how you could work at Buckingham Palace for £60k a year

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The Queen is hiring - here's how you could earn £60k a year for working at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen is hiring a cyber security engineer to identify security threats in order to protect The Firm (opens in new tab)'s emails and Google searches from potential hackers.

The Royal household at Buckingham Palace posted an advertisement for the new role, earning between £50k and £60k for working 37.5 hours a week.

As part of the job, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring the royal family's 'network and systems', identifying security threats, and leading 'response activities'.

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It comes after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has taken up hosting Zoom calls to conduct her official duties while in lockdown (opens in new tab).

The Queen (opens in new tab) has carried out a number of meetings with various organisations like the Science Museum and even reportedly taking part in zoom calls with her great-grandson Archie to celebrate his second birthday (opens in new tab).

Most recently the Queen held virtual Audiences with incoming Ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace.

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The job advert, posted on the royal vacancies website (opens in new tab), askes for candidates to submit their CV by 26th May in the hope of being shortlisted for interviews commencing in June.

Part of the advert states, 'Joining our Cyber Security team, you'll have a vital role in delivering our Cyber Security and Resilience Strategy. You'll monitor our network and systems, identify potential security threats and lead on response activities.

'Carrying out technical investigations, you'll identify potential risks and impacts, and ensure controls are in place across our hardware and software to keep us cyber secure and resilient.'

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But if technology isn't your thing there are a few other vacancies that might suit. Among the other jobs currently listed is a Livery Helper - responsible for getting the Queen's horses ready for Royal events. And an operational support coordinator for the Royal Collection Trust.

The Queen has previously advertised to fill roles with one that had a surprising salary, (opens in new tab) while another offered the chance to live in Windsor Castle. (opens in new tab)

If you have what it takes, one must apply...

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.