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Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a planner to work on the Buckingham Palace renovation

The planner will work on the historic building's ten-year renovation.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly search for a home in Los Angeles and Canada, Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a planner to help with its historic overhaul of Buckingham Palace.

This ten-year renovation project is expected to cost $479 million. This will be the first time the Royal residence has been renovatedsince the 1950s.

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The Palace recently published a new LinkedIn (opens in new tab) job advert stating that it was looking for a new ‘planner’ to work with a pre-existing team to help update the landmark's décor.

'Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a ten-year programme of works to overhaul its infrastructure – including electrical cabling, plumbing and heating – for the first time since the 1950s,' an excerpt of the vacancy listing reads. 'A dedicated in-house Programme Management Office (PMO) oversees delivery to ensure the building is fit for purpose for the next 50 years.'

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Applicants will have their work cut out for them as the building's famous red carpets and ornate walls haven’t been touched for 70 years.

The chosen applicant will need to have an eye for interior design and be a will be required to have software savviness, experience in construction planning and, of course, organisational skills worthy of the Royal stamp of approval.

The advert states that those wanting the position will have 'exceptional opportunities' to grow their career 'in a great team environment'.

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As for pay, the mid-senior level role has a starting salary of £38,000, based on a 37.5-hour week and Monday-Friday working schedule, plus benefits which include an excellent pension scheme.

The job specification has already had over 100 applicants on LinkedIn alone.

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.