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Royal family advertises design assistant role at their Trust shop for £23,000 a year

From tea towels to commemorative wedding mugs and Christmas decorations, the Royal Collection Trust offers a huge range of memorabillia to avid fans of the monarcy - and now it's looking for a designer to help create new products. 

The Queen's household is looking for a Design and Development Assistant to join the Trust's retail team on a salary of £23,000 a year. 

The role is based at the Trust's offices in Stoke-on-Trent, where the china and glassware products are made for its shops, which sell gifts such as pencils and teapots as well as commemorative souvenirs commissioned by Buckingham Palace.

The royal family is advertising a design assistant role with The Royal Collection Trust - and the selected candidate could earn £23,000 a year. The Queen is pictured

The retail team operate shops at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and sells a range of products online. 

Interviews for the role, which involves the design, development and planning of the production of items, will take place until the end of next month. 

It also includes doing 'vital admin' work and overseeing regular orders of stock as well as managing packaging and the organisation of gift boxes. 

The job advertisement online states: 'It's important that you're confident working with numbers, and also that you have strong IT skills and can use MS Office programs and database systems. 

The Trust shops sell gifts such as pencils and teapots as well as commemorative souvenirs commissioned by Buckingham Palace

The selected candidate could earn £23,000 a year depending on qualifications and experience

The role itself will involve the design, development and planning of the production of items

The job advertisement states that the candidate must have strong IT skills and be 'highly organised' 

'With a keen eye for detail and excellent administration skills, you'll be able to process large volumes of work with complete accuracy. 

'You'll also be highly organised, able to plan and prioritise your time effectively to meet multiple deadlines. As a good communicator, you'll build a good rapport with colleagues and customers alike.'

The successful candidate could earn up to £23,000 a year dependent on his or her experience. But if you want to seize the opportunity to work for the royal household, you'd better be quick as the closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 31 January.

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