THE Queen is looking to hire a part-time maid for one of her Scottish residences – at a wage of £9.50 per hour.

The salary for the 20-hours-per-week Housekeeping Assistant role is the UK Living Wage, for which staff are expected to “deliver the exceptional”.

The role, based at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, requires work over four days, from Monday to Sunday.

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The job advert read: “This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise. Joining their professional team, you’ll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best.

“Learning from your colleagues, you’ll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And you’ll welcome and take care of guests at functions and events too.”

It adds: “This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and interest in hospitality to deliver the exceptional.”

Interviews will take place on January 31, with the vacancy closing on January 21.