You could earn $163k a year as the Queen’s ‘director of royal travel’

Queen Elizabeth is reportedly looking for someone to handle her travel needs – when she’s not speeding around her lavish estates in a Land Rover.

That’s right: Buckingham Palace is looking for a new “director of royal travel” to help plan, negotiate and facilitate travel for “members of the royal family and their households”, according to a recent job listing posted to the palace’s official site, Fox News reports.

The Queen, pictured with Prince Phillip in Canberra in 2006, is looking for a new director of travel. Picture: John FederSource:News Limited

“As director of royal travel, you will have overall responsibility for organising air travel and overseeing the operations of the Queen’s helicopter flight and usage of scheduled train services and the royal train,” the listing reads.

“You will also liaise with the relevant authorities to provide advice and recommendations on travel, taking into account security, safety and environmental considerations.”

This could be your new office. Picture: iStockSource:istock

The listing adds that the director of royal travel will be overseeing a “small team” at Royal Travel, which is also in charge of the queen’s “helicopter flight” out of the Royal Air Force station south of Odiham, England.

At times, the director of royal travel will also need to “provide soundly based advice” on travel matters, per the posting.

The position itself is based in London at Buckingham Palace.

Hey Majesty pays $163,000 a year. Picture: Tolga Akmen/Pool via APSource:AP

The right candidate will have a background in operations and finance management as well as excellent communication skills, “proven leadership and management skills”, and at least a “good understanding” of aviation safety, among other qualities”.

As for compensation, the position offers £85,000, or around $163,000 a year, for 37.5 hours of work a week.

Buckingham Palace is accepting applications through to December 20, so start fudging your resumes now.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission

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