Something for the weekend: A high salary can often act as an incentive to attract candidates to unusual job roles they may not have previously considered. Boutique corporate hospitality organisation Team Tactics has decided to use a stand-out salary as the main motivator in its most recent job advertisement, offering to pay £50,000 pro rata for a Donald Trump lookalike.
The organisation, which provides team building events for businesses, is searching for a realistic Donald Trump lookalike to feature in its The Apprentice-themed treasure hunt events. The US version of the television show was fronted by the businessman before his foray into politics.
The successful candidate will be required to remain in character for eight-hour shifts, working 40-hour weeks, Monday to Friday. The Trump lookalike will be subject to weekly spray tans and daily hair stylist appointments in order to resemble the current US president. They will then lead contestants around London as they take on business-based challenges, and help teams when needed. The chosen lookalike will also be required to take part in promotional voiceovers and videos to be used alongside the events.
Team Tactics is offering the £50,000 pro-rata salary after encountering difficulties recruiting for the role. The organisation will also cover beauty and travel expenses, which will help to combat the costs associated with maintaining a Trump-like personal appearance. The successful candidate will be entitled to 28 days’ holiday, enabling them to take some downtime as themselves. The chosen lookalike will also be able to access other Team Tactic events for free as an additional employee perk.
Tina Benson, managing director at Team Tactics, said: “The Apprentice treasure hunt has been very popular since its launch, but now we want to give visitors an even more immersive experience. Donald Trump was an iconic part of The Apprentice in America and we’re sure his character will be an excellent addition to the event. Whether it’s a lack of people willing to work as a lookalike or that there are a lack of people that do indeed look like him, we don’t know, but we’re willing to pay a great rate to finally be able to tell a lookalike ‘you’re hired’.”
Here at Employee Benefits, we would certainly be tempted by such a generous salary, and although daily hair styling and weekly spray tans do not sound too strenuous, we think we may struggle with the requirement of having a striking resemblance to the current US President…