A mystery billionaire is seeking a dynamic duo to take on the role of a lifetime: living on and promoting his private Caribbean island as their full-time job. While the identity of the businessman and the specifics of the island are shrouded in secrecy, the British Virgin Islands location places it in proximity to high-profile private-island owners like Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Google co-founder Larry Page.
The offer, managed by recruitment agency Fairfax and Kensington, boasts an annual salary of £160,000 (€183,500) for the fortunate pair. The chosen influencers must dedicate themselves to showcasing the transformation of the island’s retreat, from a construction site to a luxurious paradise.
“He really wants to capture how the island transforms, too, so they’d tell the story from Day 1, with the skeleton of a building site, to hopefully one year on, where the majority of the work is completed”, George Ralph Dunn, from Fairfax and Kensington, told Kennedy News.
According to Dunn, the primary responsibility of the chosen couple is to document the island’s evolution on social media, as well as consult on the creation of guest lodges and a main residence. Moreover, they’ll be responsible for managing facilities and events as the island starts opening its doors to guests and investors before the end of 2024.
The objective of the offer, as stated in the advert, is to attract “barefoot luxury tourism” – an unpretentious travel experience that combines a beautiful destination with excellent service and a light, relaxed atmosphere. “This is the ultimate influencer role”, Dunn stated. “The owner wants to emphasize the beauty of the place. [The selected couple would] need to capture it and then put their own stamp on how everything looks and works”.
To qualify, applicants must be social media-savvy and have prior experience in managind luxury estates. “We’ve had applications from candidates we represent, but the reason we’re trying to reach out is that a lot of people in private service roles don’t have the media side to them”, Dunn explained. Seeking couples rather than individuals, the billionaire aims to leverage diverse skill sets.
The recruited influencers, set to jet off to the undisclosed paradise in January, are expected to work six days a week. Besides the salary, flights, food and accommodation as well as one return flight home per year are included in the offer. The couple will also get 25 vacation days.
“They’d have to pick up their whole life and move, but it’s a cool role to pick up your life for”, Dunn noted. “If I wasn’t sitting at this end of the table, I would have applied myself.”
To apply, interested couples must submit their CVs accompanied by a link to a TikTok video, which will be reviewed by the billionaire’s personal video team. Dunn plans to select the lucky couple before the holidays, offering them a chance to start 2024 by becoming ” the face of a private island in paradise”.