Painter and Decorator

Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office
Buckingham Palace
Circa £30,000

It's adding the decorative finishes, for people to appreciate for years to come

Its feeling inspired to deliver to the very highest standards, and it's the pride in joining a team at the heart of a world famous institution. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

Joining a small team that provide both internal and external redecoration services across various Royal residences, you'll make sure that all decorative works are completed to the highest level of finish.


Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out inspections and identify rooms that need your attention
  • Making sure rooms are expertly renewed and fit for purpose
  • Regularly handle specialist wall coverings, sign-writing and use specialist paint finishes, such as marbling and gilding.
  • Help solve day-to-day maintenance issues that arise, and assist with preparation work for State, Ceremonial or Official Functions.

In all that you do, you'll aim for the highest standards. After all, the results of your hard work will be seen by thousands.


Essential Criteria

  • Educated to City & Guilds Level 3 standard or equivalent in Painting and Decorating and/or Heritage Skills – Decorative Occupations.
  • Good knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Be responsible for their own work achieving a high quality of finish at the appropriate pace.
  • Be a good problem solver and communicator and be able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades.
  • Able to manage a varied portfolio of work, adapt to changing circumstances and prioritise work / resources and remain level-headed under pressure.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across functional and geographical boundaries, where flexibility and a ‘can do’ approach to teamwork is essential.
  • Genuinely passionate about and familiar with a customer-driven approach to the delivery of property services, with a rigorous approach to standards of internal customer service and continuous improvement.
  • IT Literate with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications inc. Word, Excel and Outlook.

Experience of working in historic / listed buildings would be an advantage.



We know that to deliver our best work; we need to feel at our best. That’s why at the Royal Household we offer a generous benefits package designed to support your wellbeing and life priorities. 

Enjoy 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on the length of time you have worked for us.

Our excellent non-contributory pension plan (we’ll contribute 15% and you can contribute more if you wish) is highly valued by our employees, as is complimentary lunch on-site to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

We also offer a range of leave options to support your life priorities, such as parental pay and leave and volunteering days, as well as benefits to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Other perks include 20% off at our Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all our locations, along with many more exclusive employee discounts.

Find out more about the full range of benefits available to our employees here.

Vacancy Closing Date: 04/03/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.