Richard Branson Is Hiring an Assistant To Work on His Private Caribbean Island
Richard Branson is hiring a personal assistant, and you're going to want to brush up your resume, stat.
Not only does the billionaire Virgin Group founder seem like a pretty great guy to work for — his business trips are next-level, he believes in taking relaxing bubble baths for brainstorming purposes, he regularly hosts celebrity guests, and he owns spectacular properties all over the world — but this job comes with one major perk: You get to live on Necker Island.
To put this opportunity into perspective, even Michelle Obama couldn't keep her cool the first time she stepped onto Necker Island, Branson's private spot in the British Virgin Islands. It's that beautiful.
But, unlike the Obamas, you won't get to kite-surf in the Caribbean all day. There will be work involved, and not the most glamorous work, either. According to the job listing on Linkedin, “this is an administrative role, covering two busy offices.” This includes the office of Branson and that of Necker Island General Manager Keny Jones. The assistant's main duties will be “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 listing adds that this busy (read: stressful) role is not for everyone, “despite the sunshine.”
If you're ready to take on this level of responsibility (and sunshine), you can apply by sending your resume and a video of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10. The video should explain why you want the job, an interesting fact about you, and the skills and experiences that make you a unique fit for the job.
You must, again, be willing to move to Necker Island indefinitely. The 74-acre Caribbean island did sustain major damage in Hurricane Irma, but Branson has been working tirelessly to help get it and the rest of the British Virgin Islands back on their feet. He previously announced he plans to partially reopen the island by October. And according to his recent Instagram photos, it looks like it has retained its idyllic tropical charm.