With everyone striving to ensure that they are travelling in a more eco-friendly way, the British Royal Family is looking to appoint a Director of Royal Travel to manage the taxpayer-funded trips taken by the Queen and other members of the royal family.

The Queen and Prince Philip boarding a plane
The Queen and Prince Philip boarding a plane in Australia in 2011 © Smith Ellen-Pool/Getty Images

The position comes with an annual salary of up to £85,000 (€99, 969) and the successful applicant will be based at Buckingham Palace and will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week. Their duties will include "ensuring that the Royal Household operates and purchases safe, efficient, cost-effective and appropriate travel services" for the family's official duties. They will organise air and rail travel, and will oversee the operations of the Queen's helicopter.

Colourful flowerbeds in front of Buckingham Palace in London
The Director of Royal Travel will be based at Buckingham Palace © Lukasz Pajor/Shutterstock

The successful candidate is expected to provide advice and recommendations on travel, taking into account security, safety and environmental considerations. This last duty is likely to be considered very important, in light of the storm that erupted earlier this year over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's use of private jets. The director of travel will also provide logistical support to the royal household, including support of court moves and state visits, and will be expected to research and negotiate value for money contracts and options for travel, while recommending best industry practice in risk and safety management.

Harry and Meghan boarding a place
There was controversy over some flights taken by Harry and Meghan © Rick Rycroft/AFP via Getty Images

Those interested in the high-profile position can apply here.

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