TOURISM chiefs in Oz are offering Brits the best job in the world as caretaker of a paradise island.
The role in tropical Queensland involves minimum effort for laidback duties that work out at nearly £1,000 an HOUR.
The new post on Hamilton Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, offers the chance to swap credit-crunch Britain for sizzling sunshine and blue seas.
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It requires no academic qualifications, but applicants must be able to swim and have an adventurous attitude.
The six-month contract comes with a £72,000 salary package, a free three-bedroom house and free flights.
Bosses say they want the caretaker to promote the island to a global market.
The only requirement is that he or she keeps a blog of whats going on, a job that should take less than three hours a a week.
The rest of the time they can go diving, help marine biologists or come up with ideas for new activities for visitors.
British-based Tourism Queensland spokesman Jonathan Sloan said: This is the best job in the world, theres no question about it.
The post is being advertised in 18 countries and the successful candidate will be announced in May.