A billionaire businessman is offering to pay a lucky couple £160,000 a year to live and “maintain” on their private Caribbean island as a full-time job.
The dreamy job ad is looking for a couple to oversee and maintain one of the British Virgin Islands and drive its transformation from a construction site to a luxury paradise.
Its full-time influencers flew to the secret island in January and shared their experiences of life on the “millionaires’ playground” on social media.
The online ad explains that applicants must submit a TikTok video to be reviewed by the owner’s media team.
Both the island and the name of the new owner are being kept secret until the sale is announced, but Richard Branson and Google co-founder Larry Page’s islands are nearby.
The perfect applicants must have “vast experience” in the luxury hotel industry. They will also be tasked with managing the operations of the country’s facilities and events once the project is completed to allow investors and guests to arrive before the end of 2024.
A collection of British Virgin Islands, including Richard Branson’s Necker Island (circled above) and Google co-founder Larry Page’s Eustatia Island (circled below).
The job advertisement – that sounds like a dream deal for an influencer couple
His full-time influencers flew to the secret island in January and shared their experiences of life on a “millionaire’s playground” on social media (British Virgin Islands stock image).
George Ralph Dunn of recruitment agency Fairfax and Kensington also wants to attract candidates from outside his company’s network, saying luxury workers typically don’t have the necessary influencer skills.
He claims the £160,000 salary job gives the couple the chance to “make the island their own” and joked he would apply if he wasn’t tasked with finding the ideal candidates.
“This is the ultimate influencer role,” George said. “You would have to pick up your whole life and move, but it’s a cool role to pick up your life for.”
“The surrounding islands have Richard Branson and Larry Page, so this area tends to be a billionaire playground.”
“The owner wants to highlight the beauty of the place and that’s a big part of their role.” They would have to capture it and then put their own stamp on how everything looks and functions.
“He really wants to capture how the island is changing so they can tell the story from the first day with the scaffolding on a construction site to hopefully a year later when the bulk of the work is complete.”
“As they begin to bring guests and investors to the island, they know it intimately and are familiar with the place so they can deliver a next-level experience and make it their own island.”
The job description and what it would entail, including key responsibilities
He added: “The principle of ‘barefoot luxury’ is essentially being in a beautiful part of the world, having good service but not feeling constrained. It’s unpretentious luxury.”
He said it would appeal to people who are adventurous and have a good idea of luxury because they work on yachts or in very wealthy households.
George says it’s normal for wealthy individuals to hire “house couples” because they typically have different skills that complement each other, such as a groundskeeper and a housekeeper.
The island already has a general manager and engineers responsible for building the facilities, so all the couple would have to do is make suggestions.
They would work six days a week and fly home once a year, along with 25 days of vacation that they could spend on one of the nearby islands.
George plans to select a couple before Christmas before they can apply for a visa early next year and pursue their dream of becoming an influencer.
The job posting seeks a couple to oversee and maintain one of the British Virgin Islands and drive its transformation from a construction site to a luxury paradise (stock image)
THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT:
We are looking for a highly experienced local couple with experience in luxury hospitality and ultra-high net worth real estate to pursue an exciting opportunity on a newly acquired private island in the British Virgin Islands.
The director envisions this dynamic couple not only managing and overseeing the island, but also actively promoting it and taking part in a unique campaign to attract “barefoot luxury tourism” as the island undergoes significant change.
Previous knowledge of luxury restaurants or very wealthy real estate is essential. However, if half of the couple comes from a private household and the other half is more media oriented, such applications will be considered.
Island supervision and maintenance.
Ensure the smooth daily operation of the island’s facilities and infrastructure.
Supervise landscaping, beaches and outdoor areas to an impeccable standard.
Contribute to the creative vision for the primary residence and guest accommodations.
Ensure initial basic staff provides high-level food preparation, housekeeping and concierge services.
Coordinate and manage events and special occasions on the island.
Offer the client’s investors and guests the “Barefoot Luxury Hospitality” experience before the project is completed.
Advertising and public relations:
Take an active part in a campaign to promote the island as a “barefoot luxury” destination.
Make yourself comfortable documenting your experiences and the changes on the island.
Share your experiences and promote the island on various media platforms.