A new head of travel is being sought by The Queen to cut down on the cost of royal trips.


A salary of up to £75,000 is being offered for the position which is based at Buckingham Palace. The job will include sourcing the cheapest, greenest flights and manage the royal train and helicopter.


The job description on the royal website royal.gov.uk describes the role as being  “critical to ensuring that the Royal Household operates and purchases efficient, cost effective and appropriate travel services” for the official duties of members of the Royal family and their households.


The advert says the head of travel will have overall responsibility for organising travel provided by scheduled aircraft, chartered aircraft, The Queen’s helicopter flight, the RAF and Air Forces of Commonwealth and foreign governments, as well as overseeing usage of scheduled train services and the royal train.


“Leading a small team in the Royal Travel office, you will be required to ensure planning and procedures are highly effective, and research and negotiate value for money contracts and options for travel, while understanding and recommending best industry practice in risk and safety management,” it says.


Applications for the post have to be in by March 18. The salary range is £55,000-£75,000.