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Tiny UK island is looking for couple to live there for ‘dream job’

Emma Guinness

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Tiny UK island is looking for couple to live there for ‘dream job’

The cost of living in the UK is currently astronomical, and that's putting most people's financial situation mildly, to say the least.

But if you're tired of paying through the nose to keep a roof over your head, there could well be a solution in the form of this 'dream job' on a tiny island.

The Isle of Rona look absolutely stunning. Credit: Alamy / Image Scotland
The Isle of Rona look absolutely stunning. Credit: Alamy / Image Scotland

Far from the likes of Wakey Wines and shops rationing vegetables, the Scottish Isle of Rona can be found in the Inner Hebrides, north of Raasay, which is close to the larger island of Skye.

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As well as its distance from the rat race, the island comes with the added bonus of having been a pirates' refuge in the 16th century too - so whoever gets the job will get added cool points too.

The island, which is accessible only by boat, is just 3.6 square miles and contains a mere four cottages and no shops.

So what jobs are available in such a remote, isolated place? Well, quite a few actually.

To begin with, the island needs one person to look after its two-holiday rental properties and to help out with the 180 deer - so they'll likely need to be a whizz around the house and good with animals.

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A second person is needed to be a bit of a Jack of all trades 'including estate and property maintenance and management, housekeeping, logistics, and assisting with deer management, stalking and venison processing'.

Part of the job description involves looking after the island's deer. Credit: Alamy / Image Scotland
Part of the job description involves looking after the island's deer. Credit: Alamy / Image Scotland

While it obviously makes sense for the people who bag these jobs to be a couple, they should also ideally have an interest in forms of renewable energy like solar panels, generators and inverters because of how off-grid the location is.

Although this might sound like quite a hefty job description, the successful couple will be rewarded with accommodation 'in a beautiful location, with outstanding views of the sea'.

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The couple will need to enjoy the outdoors as well as be 'reliable, resilient, competent, enthusiastic, happy in remote areas for long periods, sense of humour, sociable with guests, visitors and colleagues'.

The ideal couple must be happy to live a life of relative solitude. Credit: Alamy / Vincent Lowe
The ideal couple must be happy to live a life of relative solitude. Credit: Alamy / Vincent Lowe

The island manager, Bill Cowie, told The Daily Record: "We're looking for an enthusiastic estate worker and partner who will really throw themselves into our island life and outdoor work.

"Someone just like the island itself - self-sufficient, resilient and perhaps a little rugged. The island is our home and living, and we know the right candidate will fall in love with it just as we have."

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If this sounds like your ideal job, you can apply through the HiJOBS website.

Featured Image Credit: Ian Cowe / imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: UK News

Emma Guinness
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