New job with Duchess Kate: you have to be a fan of her work

duchess Kate is looking for a personal assistant for the right hand of her private secretary Hannah Cockburn Logie. The position is advertised on LinkedIn. Most important requirement: One should have an awareness of and interest in the work and activities of the Duchess and Prince.

“This is an exciting opportunity to join our PA team in supporting the Assistant Private Secretary to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge,” reads the vacancy notice.

The House is “convinced that diversity is modern society’s greatest asset. This is reflected in our policy of attracting, employing and rewarding the best talent, regardless of gender, (…), ethnic or national Origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.”

The new personal assistant will be based at Kensington Palace, expected to work 37.5 hours a week and earn £27,500.

Tasks include managing the secretary’s diary, arranging meetings and supervising correspondence, assisting with royal visits and events, arranging travel arrangements and taking minutes of meetings.

Excellent IT, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

“Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to maintain confidentiality at all times” is required, as is “a knowledge of the diversity of communities in the UK, Commonwealth and worldwide”.

According to Gala more than 200 people have already applied within three days.

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