£60,000 to water Jermain Defoe’s plants… could you be his new PA?

Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe’s plea for a new Personal Assistant (PA) has gone viral this week since he placed an advert

Are Bonfire Night parties your speciality?

Perhaps you excel at watering plants? If you can do this AND develop iPhone apps, your career could be about to enter the Premier League…

Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe’s plea for a new Personal Assistant (PA) has gone viral this week since he placed an advert on secsinthecity.co.uk listing 45 ever-more demanding tasks.

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For running dry cleaning errands; planning Defoe’s designer wardrobe; and building his “global brand”, the successful applicant will be rewarded with a £60,000 salary – the equivalent of a single week’s wages for the former England player.

The 24/7 jobs spec starts: “We are looking for a highly experienced Executive Personal Assistant who will be working closely with senior manager of Defoe Enterprise Ltd. You will be working for a high-profile individual within the sports industry so the candidate must therefore, by nature, be very flexible and hands-on and be capable [of] multi-tasking. Most importantly, you must maintain the highest level of confidentiality in order to assist the manager.”

Scheduling and organising the manager’s and family’s private, social and business calendars; arranging all public appearances and securing travel arrangements; working on selected business projects; and maintaining daily itineraries are all a must – as well as tasks which – as Mashable UK pointed out – are usually jobs in their own right… creating a clothing line and fragrance, anyone?

Even better if you are able to ‘create a global brand for the Jermain Defoe name – growing his online database on his website, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms’, as well as ‘gaining further recognition within the media’ and produce ‘his own iPhone apps’.

The job advert, which Twitter wags have branded everything from ‘outrageous’ to ‘genius’ has now expired, so the question remains: who was the lucky candidate?!’

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