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Queen Elizabeth needs clock expert
Sep 6, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth wants to hire someone to look after her clocks.
An advert was posted on the Royal Household website yesterday (05.09.12) to find a timepiece expert - officially known as a horologist - to care for over 1,000 clocks and watches at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences.
The duties of the post include winding clocks every week, repairing them at once if they break and changing them by an hour twice a year.
Applicants must also know how to fix barometers, thermometers and sundials and be able to work up towers.
The job is described as giving 'access to an unparalleled collection of clocks' and pays Â£30,000 a year for a 37-and-a-half hour week.
The post is the latest royal role looking to be filled.
Last month, an advertisement was placed to find a chauffeur based at Buckingham Palace to work in the Lord Chamberlain's Office, which is responsible for arranging events and coordinating the activities of Royal Household staff who are required to attend these events.
In July, a candidate was sought for a Â£14,000-a-year post as housekeeping assistant at Windsor Castle.
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