REMOTE ISLAND REQUIRES AN EMPLOYEE
One of the most remote islands in the world is looking for an employee to track seabird species.
Gough Island forms part of the UK territory of Tristan da Cunha.
The island is administrated by a British wildlife group, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and is home to nine humans and millions of seabirds. The only way to get there is to take a seven-day boat trip.
The current field officer has completed her stint on the island and a new recruit is required.
A field officer is required to work on the island for 13 months. According to an ad placed by the wildlife group, the “frequent long days” will be worth it as they’re offering a salary of between R573,000 and R619,000.
The position also includes pension, life assurance, and 26 days of annual leave.
Some things that the field officer will have to get used to are a “challenging… environment” and absolutely no fresh food.
According to Daily Hive, fresh fruit and vegetables are a biosecurity risk because they can germinate and spread across the island. Food is sourced from two walk-in freezers which are stocked once a year.
The new field officer, who will be required to have a science degree or similar experience, will have to start in September.
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