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JOB OPENING: The Queen needs a travel agent

The Queen is on the hunt for a new travel guru, with the Royal Household posting a job for a Royal Travel Director (now that’s quite a job title - imagine your business cards!).


According to the job posting, the role is “critical to ensuring that the Royal Household operates and purchases safe, efficient, cost effective and appropriate travel services for the official duties of Members of the Royal Family and their Households”.


The Royal Travel Director is responsible for organising air travel (including helicopter flights) and usage of scheduled train services and the Royal Train. And if you’re lucky enough to score the gig, you’ll also need to liaise with the relevant authorities to provide advice and recommendations on travel, taking into account security, safety and environmental considerations. 


But while the Queen is unlikely to ask you to price match with something she saw online, you’ll still have to make sure that you’ve nabbed a bargain, with the job requirements calling for someone who can research and negotiate value for money contracts and options for travel, “while understanding and recommending best industry practice in risk and safety management” of course. 


In return for all their hard work, the next Royal Travel Director would be on a £85,000 (over AU$161,000) salary and will be required to work a 37.5 hour week.


Surely after some of the clients you’ve had, organising travel for the royal family would be a breeze, right?


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Written by: Gaya Avery

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