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Dream job alert: Cornwall’s castle island is hiring a live-in guardian

The successful candidate will actually get to live in the iconic, twelfth-century castle on St Michael’s Mount

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson

Looking for a fresh start but not sure a job in cyber is really for you? Maybe a new role as the Castle Officer of St Michael’s Mount is more your speed.

Accessible by land only at low tide via a man-made causeway, the jaw-dropping tidal island off the coast near Penzance is one of Cornwall’s biggest tourist attractions, with up to 300,000 visitors dropping by its castle and village each year. Now local landowner St Aubyn Estates and the National Trust are searching for a full-time castle officer to help with the upkeep and running of the medieval island fortress.

The full-time role involves assisting the St Aubyn family, who have called the castle home since the English Civil War, as well as working with the island’s conservation and maintenance teams to ensure that the castle and grounds are kept in tip-top condition, ready to welcome visitors year-round.

And in addition to a decent salary, the lucky individual who nabs this coveted role will actually get to live within the twelfth-century castle itself. At 500 yards from the mainland, the takeaway delivery options probably aren’t great and we’re not sure if you can get Amazon Prime deliveries. But who really cares when the views are this scenic?

Like the sound of it? Ready to go full ‘Game of Thrones’? Have a look at the job specification and send off your CV here

Elsewhere, this English county will pay you £28,000 to go on a 50-mile pub crawl.

Plus: Cornwall is getting a stunning new 150-mile cycle route.

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