If you fancy a job that gives you a chance to rub shoulders with royals and aristocrats, then we have just the thing.
For Prince William and Prince Harry’s favourite polo club is looking for somebody to run their clubhouse.
The “UK’s most historic club” is looking at ways of surviving the Covid lockdown by turning it into a destination for those looking to celebrate a special occasion both in and outdoors.
So they have revamped their clubhouse and are now looking for somebody to run the social side of the club which attracts some of the UK’s top socialites.
Described as a very exciting opportunity, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic dynamic individual with outstanding people skills because they will be dealing with customers from a wide range of backgrounds, says the advertisement on Indeed.
It explains: “Polo Club members include grooms and players, families with young children, more elderly ladies and gentlemen who have been members of the club for many many years, aristocracy, occasional celebrities, students and many more.”
What it doesn’t say is that the £12 an hour job could provide the perfect opportunity to observe the so called Glossy Posse, a name given to a group of Prince William and Prince Harry’s best friends when they were growing up in Gloucestershire.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry have all wielded their mallets on horseback at the Cirencester club which was once a popular destination for those looking for a blue blooded partner.
British Indian property developer and polo player Kuldip Singh Dhillon is the new chairman of the club once chaired by Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey, and his brother Mark. The current President is Allen Bathurst, 9th Earl Bathurst.
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Board members have struggled to keep the private members club alive during lockdown and have furloughed staff such as polo manager Tom Meyrick and asked contracted staff to work on much reduced fees.
It has now reviewed its membership structure so the clubhouse and facilities can stay open if polo moves behind closed doors again and is trying to woo social members to join for £50.
Would be members are told the club is “exceptionally welcoming” “relaxed” and family friendly” with a smart but causal dress code.
The restaurant and bar, which used to be run by external caterers, has been brought in house and will open on May 17.
But if you want to keep the costs down you can book space for a picnic bubble for between £50 and £150 depending on how high profile the tournament is.
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The polo season starts on Sunday, May 21, with the Gerald Balding Cup Final which is a memorial to racing pundit Clare Balding’s grandfather and the Queen Mother Trophy is in July.
And with Made In Chelsea being filmed in the Cotswolds and other celebrities heading for the countryside, don’t be surprised to see some new names watching the horses.
“Set in the heart of the stunning Grade I Listed Cirencester Park, it is the perfect venue to bring family and friends for the quintessentially British day out,” says the website.
“Whether you are looking for a quiet family picnic beside the field, a four-course lunch for hundreds in our marquee or just a Pimms in the clubhouse bar whilst watching the sun set over Ivy Lodge, we will be delighted to welcome you to our intimate and ‘wonderfully rural’ Club.”
‘ Some details of this article were extracted from the following source www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk ’