If you’ve been struggling for work, an ad has just gone out for what might be your dream job, paying more than $75,000 a year: photographing the U.K. government and its ministers.
Do you want a full-time photography job that will take you on trips around the world? You might want to apply for the post of photographing the U.K. government — including, of course, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Advertised by the Cabinet Office, the role asks you to “promote the work of ministers and the wider government visually.” The Guardian speculates that this job has emerged in response to the falling popularity of the current administration and its seemingly chaotic response to Covid-19. No doubt the looming prospect of no-deal Brexit is also denting its reputation.
Those applying can expect a salary of between £54,700 and £60,635, irregular hours, and a lot of domestic and international travel.
"No two days will ever be the same in this role," says the advert listing. "One day you may accompany a Cabinet Minister on an international visit, working closely press officers across Whitehall to deliver a series of coordinated announcements, and the next you will be working in the Cabinet Office producing innovative visual content."
With such close proximity to senior figures, applicants will undergo extensive screening by security services to ensure that they don’t pose a risk. One would imagine that being a keen supporter of the Conservative party would also bode well for your chances of being employed.
Do you fancy the gig? Can you make Boris Johnson look good? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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