Queen’s royal staff to continue ‘flexible working’ with ‘no two days being the same’ | Royal | News (Reports)


A job advert for a Senior Employee Communications Assistant has hinted there will be plans to continue remote working even once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The advert for the £27,000-a-year-role reads: “Working as part of our profession and supportive HR team, you’ll underpin all aspects of our employee communications and will join at an interesting and important time.

“With c.1200 employees spanning a diverse range of roles, our internal digital platforms are currently more important than ever; ensuring everyone is informed, connected, engaged and able to work effectively regardless of their location.

“And as we look ahead, more flexible ways of working is likely to continue post pandemic, making your role key to our future.”

The role includes creating posts and videos to keep staff and job applicants up-to-date.

It added: “No two days will be the same.

“And as you support others, you’ll have exceptional opportunities to grow your own career.

“We don’t stand still here; and you’ll be encouraged to make an impact at the heart of this world-famous institution.”

Royal household staff have been forced to adapt to the ongoing restrictions and introduced flexible working options for its 1,200 members of staff.

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The Queen was reportedly be down by more than £18million from the loss of income from tourism.

The Royal Collection Trust – which held in trust for the Queen and her successors – warned it would make around a £30million loss last year as palaces remained closed.

A palace insider told at the time: “These redundancies are just the beginning.

“We expect when the full financial fallout is revealed later this year, there will be mass redundancies and a scaling down of operations.

“There are serious questions now whether the Queen will ever go back to Buckingham Palace.”

Staff were told by Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, the master of the household.

The email read: “We may not be fully operational across all of our various activities until 2021.

“As a result we have had to start considering some very difficult decisions.”

During the first lockdown, a payment and recruitment freeze was imposed but due to the latest application, it appears the recruitment freeze is over.


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