back to article Hit one up on Insta, would you? Her Maj is after a social media manager

Her Majesty the Queen is after a head of digital engagement to run a small team of specialists based at Buckingham Palace. Interested parties have until Christmas Eve to get their application in, and some of the Vultures may be dusting off their CVs. Candidates are expected to have experience running and editing: "high …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    £45k. Not bad!

    And then I realise it's in London where that will just about cover the rent on a small wardrobe, halfway to Surrey.

    1. Dr. G. Freeman

      You're paid in Her Majesty's Selfies.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Do you means stamps?

    2. Efer Brick

      think of the book you could write, after a few years!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Non-disclosure agreement? Possibly enforced by large men with blunt instruments?

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          1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

            Braveheart Territory ...... and a Quite Delicious High Land Confection to Boot and Root For Too

            The Royal NDA is the shortest one I have ever come across which packs a punch of that power. Someone must be inhumanly self-confident not to hesitate before signing it. ....... Anonymous Coward

            For it to be floated that one be well advised to sign such a contractual agreement, has someone quite rightly recognised as being capable of being extremely overpowerful too.

    3. Antron Argaiv Silver badge

      At least you'll have the tea towels to liven up the closet.

      I'm thinking Harry Potter "cupboard under the stairs" here. They'll make nice curtains.

      Maybe it's a live-in job? "Downstairs", of course.

      1. MudFever

        Downstairs? The correct term to use would be "below stairs".

        1. Antron Argaiv Silver badge

          Sub-basement, I expect, in this case...a la "IT Crowd"

    4. Robert Helpmann??

      £45k. Not bad!

      The Senior IT auditor position - the security person - has the same salary and work schedule as the social media staffer, but with the requirement for a CISSP or equivalent. I get that this is a prestige position, but I can also see why there might be a vacancy.

      1. Chris G

        But think of the status.

        A lot of wealthy high profile types think that working for them gives you status and its part of your pay.

        Pity that status doesn't pay the mortgage and you can't eat it.

  2. Danny 2

    Won't somebody think of the cygnets?

    Anyone else watch The Crown where Mountbatten almost headed a coup against Wilson? And here we are again...

  3. Rich 11

    If the pay doesnt tickle you, don't forget that all Royal Family staff also get a 20 discount off teatowels and the like in the Palace Shop and free Royal Collection Trust tickets for you and family and friends.®

    Better value than a peerage.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I believe a peerage is actually worth around £60k a year plus benefits. If you already live in London it could be a better investment with your party of choice than a pension.

  4. spold Silver badge


    You better perform... or it's "off with their head",

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      Re: Drawback....

      Been binging on Black Adder episodes again?


  5. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Taking Umbrage ...... is a Serial Mortal Sin ...... and Voracious Viral Vice Best Not Trifled With

    One would have thought any truly sensitive and right royal strategic virtual needs would require one being recognised worthy of a pre-emptive and classified MkUltra TS/SCI By Royal Appointment notice. After all, it is not a charade of a pantomime one would be dealing with. There are quite easily super satanic state secrets at stake.

    You don't really want to be letting anyone loose less than certainly able to lead and enable in those Perly Gate Realms. One little slip of perfectly crafted code and the party's and parties all over for good in the world, are over and never to be the same again.

    1. Chris G

      Re: Taking Umbrage ...... is a Serial Mortal Sin ...... and Voracious Viral Vice..

      I am sure this position does not come without some serious positive vetting, including someone with an arm length rubber glove.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Taking Umbrage ...... is a Serial Mortal Sin ...... and Voracious Viral Vice..

        I believe positive vetting is very old hat. Nowadays we're back to Eton, Harrow, Winchester -> Oxford, which has worked so well in the past.

  6. Imhotep

    Standards Must Be Maintained

    Nothing against HRH, but as to the rest of the family: I'd be afraid that rather than them benefitting by my halo effect, I'd be tarnished by guilt by association.

    1. Danny 2

      Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

      EM: But you were staying at the house…

      PA: Yes.

      EM: … of a convicted sex offender.

      PA: It was a convenient place to stay. I mean I've gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do. But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgement was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that's just the way it is.

      EM: Because during that time, those few days, witnesses say they saw many young girls coming and going at the time. There is video footage of Epstein accompanied by young girls and you were there staying in his house, catching up with friends.

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

        That's a hell of a hole to dig oneself into, Danny 2.

        Whatever were Right Royal Protection Services thinking and doing and/or not doing as may be obvious in this pathetically peculiar case ...... although failings there are in no way realistically available as a desperate excuse to be leveraged?

        It is an abiding radical fact that Some Staff just aint up to performing their tasks in the spaces presented before them for others.

      2. Imhotep

        Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

        Being "too honourable": Yeah, those were the kind of people that hung out with Epstein. Like attracts like, I guess.

        1. OssianScotland

          Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

          Not that long ago, he would have (possibly after a number of pointed hints about the "honourable thing") sent for a bottle of whisky, his service revolver, and a single round...

          1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

            Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

            Not that long ago, he would have (possibly after a number of pointed hints about the "honourable thing") sent for a bottle of whisky, his service revolver, and a single round... ..... OssianScotland

            Ah yes, OssianScotland, a hark back to some good old days when/where men were men and behaved appropriately. It would appear that much has been changed with the advent and inclusion of any number of perverse common denominators quite determined to be thought of as perfectly acceptable.

            It is impossible to not recognise that as a Systemic Failing which one would have quite reasonably expected Secure Secret Intelligence Services to have more comprehensively addressed and prevented, however whenever Ignorance in such matters is a true defence, what is there to do, other than adopt and develop a Much Greater Intelligence Program for Secret Sector Systems Use which be fully aware of all necessary remedies to be made. Simple Basic LogICQ surely dictates it the only obvious really viable path for novel progress ‽ .

          2. Teiwaz

            Re: Standards Must Be Maintained

            Passing the Port

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