Jodie Kidd and Virgin give bar owner first holiday in 18 years

Supermodel and pub owner Jodie Kidd has teamed up with Virgin Holidays in order to find a British bartender to provide cover for a bar owner in Jamaica, so that he can have his first holiday in 18 years.

The travel operator is offering the chance to work at Floyd’s Pelican bar, which is located off the coast of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea. The floating bar, which was built in 2001, is only accessible by boat and specialises in Piña Coladas and rum punches.

According to the published job description, the successful candidate must be willing to commute by boat or paddle board, chat with locals and tourists, manage the music playlist, throw the occasional fish to the resident pelicans, welcome passing boats with refreshments and be able to multitask. “It can be tricky to hand out beer and appreciate the glistening turquoise water at the same time,” it added.

For a chance to win the chance to pull pints for a week under the sun, bartenders should click here to apply.

Kidd (right) with the Floyd, the owner of Floyd’s Pelican Bar.

Kidd, who will be helping to judge the applications, commented: “I love being a pub landlady here in the UK, but if I had the opportunity to take the best of the job and do it all from an island paradise in the Caribbean, I wouldn’t say no.

“This is an incredible chance for anyone looking to combine the best job in the world with one of the best overseas destinations – and giving a local legend a well-deserved holiday – so what are you waiting for?”

Joe Thompson, managing director of Virgin Holidays, added: “We think the Caribbean is your playground – filled with so much fun and beauty to explore, from the white beach sands to the vibrant culture.  We have sent millions of British holiday-makers to explore this idyllic part of the world over the last few decades, but never like this. It’s an opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the Jamaican culture – a once in a lifetime experience.”

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