A family’s job listing for a live-in nanny position has gone viral due to the extreme requirements and compensation package being offered. The annual salary works out to around $130,000. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the childcare field, a college degree in child psychology, and, preferably, self-defense training.
As reported by Fox News, the role is described as “demanding.” The job listing, placed on a UK-based childcare site, states, “Our children are home-schooled and require constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers.”
The post says, “We are a friendly family of six with 4 children ages 2, 5, 7, and 15. We split our time between 4 residencies, which include London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta.”
The selected nanny is requested “to eat with the children at every meal,” but does state it “will be cooked for them by a Michelin star chef.” However, this isn’t considered a requirement.
Other perks that come with the position include access to “multiple cars including a Porsche, Range Rover and Maserati which are available for the candidate to use.”
The post also states, “Ideally our nanny will be trained in self-defense, however if the right candidate doesn’t already have this training we will provide and pay for it. This is non-negotiable.”
It does not say why self-defense training is considered a requirement.
The family is not identified in the job listing. The successful candidate will be expected to sign an NDA “for privacy reasons.” Any selected person will also be subject to “a non-negotiable 2-week paid provisional period, where the nanny is required to live with us in one of our homes, so we can test the water!”
Ideal candidates “must be willing to work six days a week, 7am to 8pm.” They also “must be comfortable flying regularly, as they may be required to travel internationally up to three times a week, depending where the children are.”
The full-time position has received over 1,000 applications since the post went viral. However, “only a small handful meet the specific requirements and criteria clearly stipulated in the advert.”
As a result, the job posting has been updated, and the family is asking that “if you do not have ALL of the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for the role then we would politely request that you DO NOT bother making an application as it is a WASTE OF OUR TIME and yours.