If you’re looking for a job with a great view, we may have just found your ideal position. Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Group and the millionaire that always looks like he’s having a great time, is hiring someone to be his personal assistant and admin assistant in his private paradise, Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands.
The average temperature in Necker Island is about 27 degrees Celsius, with a high of 28 in September and a low of 25 in December. So, it’s heaven — you would be living and working in heaven.
Branson has been known to host celebrities and politicians on the island, which is also where many of his business ideas were developed.
The job posting on LinkedIn states that Virgin’s looking for one person to handle two roles: act as a new personal assistant for Necker Island’s General Manager, Keny Jones, as well as a new administrative assistant for Richard Branson’s office. The job description includes “diary and email management, general correspondence, filing and archiving, booking travel and providing cover for Richard’s PA when they’re on holiday, amongst a whole host of other admin-related tasks.”
The posting specifies that both offices are busy, cautioning applicants to think carefully before applying (it’s not all pina coladas and beach volleyball). But if you can handle some hard work, you would be living on the island that makes President Barak Obama look this happy:
The job posting says that Virgin is looking for a candidate that is a ‘top notch administrator,’ as well as ‘self-motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic.’ Since the private island often hosts Branson’s famous friends, like the royal family, the chosen applicant must also be able to practice discretion and confidentiality. We could totally stay quiet if it meant getting to meet the queen. Even a Prince would do!
If you think swapping your cubicle for a private island sounds like the next step in your career, applicants are encouraged to send in their resume and a two-minute video explaining why they want the job, interesting facts about them, a list of their unique skills and experience and anything else they think is pertinent to the role. Applications are due March 10, 2018, and anyone who’s interested can apply here.