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[b]Best job in the world? Earn £70,000 to live on this island, watch whales and scuba dive[b]
Earn £70,000 to live on this island, watch whales and scuba dive.
It is the perfect job to help you forget freezing, credit-crunch Britain.
Tourist officials in Australia are looking for somebody to look after a desert island.
They are willing to pay £70,000 for someone to work 12 hours a month for six months while carrying out such duties as feeding turtles, watching whales and picking up the island's post.
No academic qualifications are needed, but good swimming skills and a love of snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports are a must.
A passion for the great outdoors and the ability to speak English are also considered to be an advantage.
They will live rent-free on Hamilton Island (population 5,000), the 'jewel in the crown' of the Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland coast, and also look after some neighbouring islands.
The salary equates to an astonishing £972 an hour based on a flexi-time schedule of a 12-hour working month.
It says the role is an ideal opportunity for Britons to swap the rat race and the cold winter for a more relaxed life Down Under.
Jonathan Sloan, who works for Tourism Queensland in the UK, said: 'This is the best job in the world, there's no question about it.
'It has everything most people dream of - white sandy beaches, blue skies, warm seas and friendly people.
Described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity', the role of 'Island Caretaker' is being advertised in 18 countries. Starting work on July 1, the successful applicant will have few responsibilities and can decide how best to fill their days.
Best job in the world? Earn £70,000 to live on this island, watch whales and scuba dive | Mail Online
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