Friday 20 April 2018

Best job ever? Role on Richard Branson's island where A-listers pay up to €44K per night to stay

Island in the sun . . . Richard Branson's 'Necker' island (above and below) in the British Virgin Islands: reputedly a favourite with Harrison Ford and George Michael, this idyllic location offers the last word in luxury with a price tag to match
Island in the sun . . . Richard Branson's 'Necker' island (above and below) in the British Virgin Islands: reputedly a favourite with Harrison Ford and George Michael, this idyllic location offers the last word in luxury with a price tag to match
Richard Branson's luxury home, on Necker Island, in the Caribbean
The Great House on Necker Island has been rebuilt
Necker Island

Tom Barnes

A job advertisement for what could be the most glamorous admin role in the world on Virgin boss Richard Branson’s Necker Island has gone viral.

The listing for a "personal assistant and admin assistant", posted on social networking site LinkedIn, has received widespread attention after it offered one lucky applicant the chance to relocate to the billionaire’s private Caribbean island.

"Fancy working on Necker Island?" It begins, "Thought so!"

The advert says hopefuls can expect the job to be split across “two busy offices” and will be asked to deputise for Mr Branson’s PA when they are on holiday.

Richard Branson on Necker Island
Richard Branson on Necker Island

“It’s a busy role in two even busier offices so think carefully as it’s not for everyone, despite the sunshine,” the job description states.

“We are of course looking for someone with fantastic admin and organisational skills as well as practical experience in a busy office. But your personality is just as important.

“As well as being a top notch administrator, we’re also looking for someone who is self-motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic who can balance this with the essential need for discretion and confidentiality.”

Applicants are asked to submit their CV alongside a video no more than two minutes long, explaining why they should be given the job.

They were also asked to provide “an interesting fact” about themselves in their video pitch.

The closing date for applications is 10 March.

Necker Island, Richard Branson's Caribbean retreat.
Necker Island, Richard Branson's Caribbean retreat.

Virgin founder Mr Branson purchased 74-acre Necker Island in 1978 for just $180,000 and turned it into a private retreat.

Part of the British Virgin Islands, Necker can accommodate more than 30 guests at any one time, while a night’s stay costs somewhere in the region of £40,000 (€44K).

The island is known for its host of high-profile visitors, with the likes of Princess Diana, Kate Winslett and Barack and Michelle Obama all spending time there over the years.

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