Most employers offer perks to attract the best applicants.
But it’s rare to find a job posting that promises access to several cars, including a Range Rover, Porsche, and a Maserati — in addition to Michelin-chef prepared meals and a six-figure salary for the right candidate.
The London-based role offering such luxuries?
Nanny to four home-schooled children, ages 2, 5, 7, and 15, according to a job listing posted on a UK-based childcare website.
While some well-to-do couples shell out for 24/7 surveillance and virtual coaching to become better parents themselves, others opt to outsource the job of exceptional day-to-day child rearing.
It’s well-documented that having money doesn’t guarantee well-behaved children, as Business Insider’s Tanza Loudenback reported. “Research on affluence suggests children coming up in wealthy households have ‘comparable levels of delinquency’ to lower-income households,” Loudenback wrote. But hiring the right people to help may make a difference.
Plenty of prospects are eager to take on the challenge: Over 300 childcare professionals have already applied. Although the job may seem too good to be true, CNBC confirmed that the listing is real.
Despite the appealing benefits, the family makes it clear that the job is demanding. In addition to 13-hour workdays, the position also requires international travel as frequently as three times a week. The right person for the job will have to look forward to jet-setting between homes in London, Cape Town, Barbados, and Atlanta, with four kids in tow.
To be considered, however, applicants must have a degree in child psychology and 15 years’ experience as a nanny — but no children of their own. The discerning family has high expectations for the successful candidate, including hiring someone who is certified in self defence, has a clean driving record, and abstains from drugs and binge drinking outside of work hours.
Ultimately, impressing the parents is only the first step of the interview process. To hear “you’re hired,” the kids have to sign off as well.
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