Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex hire an £ 45,000 per year assistant private secretary at their home base in Bagshot Park to manage their agenda – and the role requires “good knowledge of current affairs”
- The count and countess of Wessex take on an assistant private secretary
- The £ 45k per year role will be based on their Windsor residence at Bagshot Park
- Rol will organize their official engagements to support the royal family
The count and countess of Wessex hire an assistant private secretary in their hometown of Windsor in Bagshot Park.
The permanent role will help Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, both 55, to organize their tasks that support the royal family, both in the UK and abroad.
The position manages a team of program coordinators when drawing up a weekly schedule for the couple, who share children Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James Viscount Severn, 12.
The candidate, who will receive an annual salary of £ 45,000, is expected to have a good knowledge of current affairs and experience in working within the military or central government services.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex (shown last month at Buckingham Palace) are hiring an assistant private secretary in their hometown of Windsor in Bagshot Park
The advertisement on the website of the royal family reads: “The Household of The Earl and Countess of Wessex supports their Royal Highnesses in all aspects of their official missions and duties in the United Kingdom and beyond.
“Your responsibilities will be diverse, since you help the chief private secretary and private secretary of the Countess of Wessex with giving advice in organizing all aspects of official programs for their Royal Highnesses, including managing theme projects and patronages.
“As a leading party in managing the weekly programming priorities, you are responsible for providing continuity and monitoring of program management to support the Chief Private Secretary.
The candidate, who will receive an annual salary of £ 45,000, is expected to have a good knowledge of current affairs and experience in working at the military or central government services.
“If you lead a small team of program coordinators, you oversee the detailed preparation and implementation of elements of the official TRH program.”
The advertisement could mean an increase in royal duties for the couple, who were called up last month to organize a Buckingham Palace reception with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the absence of the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Former PR guru Sophie and Queen Edward’s youngest grandson are currently on a skiing holiday in St Mortiz with their children for half the term.
The function manages a team of program coordinators when making a weekly schedule for the couple, sharing children Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James Viscount Severn, 12 (their home Bagshot Park is seen)