Something for the weekend: A London-based French family are offering a £60,000 salary for a tutor to home-school their two sons during a 12-month family gap year that will see them travel across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
The job posting, advertised on the online platform of agency Tutor House, asks for an experienced tutor, ideally French-speaking, who can teach two boys, aged six and nine, an array of subjects while the family takes a year to explore the world.
As well as a generous salary, the chosen candidate will receive free travel and accommodation in their employment package, as the family plans to jet off to far-flung destinations. The tutor will also be given full sick pay entitlements and 24 days of holiday.
When taking a break from teaching the boys, the lucky educator will be able to participate in the family’s adventurous itinerary, which includes snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand and holidaying at Disney World, Florida.
In order to nab this dream job, applicants must have tutoring experience and be prepared to work up to 35 hours a week, including time for lesson planning; due to the boys’ different ages, the tutor will need to split teaching time evenly in half each day to accommodate the students’ learning levels.
The family aims to have selected their ideal candidate by the end of July, in preparation for the start of their trip in October 2019.
Alex Dyer, founder at TutorHouse.co.uk, said: “We sometimes receive quirky requests, but this is one of a kind and definitely something we haven’t seen before. As a former teacher, it makes me very happy to see that the family are still putting their kids’ educational needs first [while] they go on their once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”
Here at Employee Benefits, we think this makes an idyllic employment offer. Not only is the salary impressive, but we love the packed holiday agenda and the chance to explore distant corners of the world for free. We might see if the family needs someone to teach their sons some excellent journalistic skills…