69% of employers held a Platinum Jubilee workplace party

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Employee Benefits poll: Almost seven in 10 (69%) employers held a workplace picnic or party as part of their celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Just 2% of respondents to an online survey conducted by Employee Benefits at the end of last month said that they had given staff additional time off, while almost three in 10 (29%) said they had not planned any celebrations at all.

To celebrate 70 years on the throne, and being the first British monarch to do so, the Queen held various celebratory events that lasted four days. These included two additional bank holidays on 2 and 3 June, the Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), Platinum Party at the Palace broadcasted by the BBC, a service of Thanksgiving that was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on 3 June, Derby at Epsom Downs, and a Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Street parties, public events and museum exhibitions were also held in cities and towns across the UK to honour the Queen.

In addition, the Royal Household is on the hunt for a housekeeping assistant at either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, which according to the job advert is “a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise” and an “opportunity to use your enthusiasm and passion to deliver the exceptional”.

The 40-hours a week job pays £7.97 per hour after the salary adjustment for accommodation if you choose to live on-site, and also offers 33 days holiday allowance that includes bank holidays. Also on offer is a 15% employer contribution pension scheme, with the option for flexibility to increase contributions or draw down as salary. The role also includes meals while on duty.

Candidates have been given until 19 June to apply, with interviews set to take place the following month.