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Mamagin Fri 12-May-17 10:42:18

I've received an email from the parents posting this advertisement, saying that they like my profile and would I look at the job.
http://www.nannyjob.co.uk/job/403106/Nanny-Housekeeper-Kent
I'm obviously not going to apply, (memo to self, take profile down from nannyjob as am happily employed) but who would want to work with no employment or tenancy rights? For no pay? Is this legal?

Mamagin Fri 12-May-17 10:43:09

Sorry, can't work out how to make it link.

Letmesleepalready Fri 12-May-17 10:49:56

www.nannyjob.co.uk/job/403106/Nanny-Housekeeper-Kent clicky link.
As far as I'm aware they can deduct money for lodging, but not all of the wage!

Letmesleepalready Fri 12-May-17 10:55:42

This is about accommodation via gov.uk
From what I gather they have to pay minimum wage, but can deduct up to £6.40 a day, so the person they employ would need to work less than 1 hour a day
www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-accommodation/rates

Yukbuck Fri 12-May-17 12:33:47

I've seen that posted on a childcare group I'm on. It's disgusting I agree with you

QuiteLikely5 Fri 12-May-17 12:41:56

Going against the grain here - if it was set hours per week I would consider it.

The rent on a two bed property would likely be 400/500pcm

So if it was 15 hours or so I'd take it!

Mamagin Fri 12-May-17 12:53:03

But if you were renting, you would have some sort of security. And wouldn't have your landlord as your employer, with the possibility of them adding hours and 'occasional' babysitting.

underneaththeash Fri 12-May-17 17:30:16

No its not legal. I've reported it to nanny job, they should remove it.

Mamagin Fri 12-May-17 18:14:01

Good. I am crafting my reply, which will include the link above!

IamADalek Sat 13-May-17 19:29:07

Going against the grain isn't the "salary" the rent? I actually think it is probably quite a good deal if only a few hours of babysitting are required?

AndNowItIsSeven Sat 13-May-17 19:33:48

It's basically approx £600 a month net for 18-20 hours work. I really don't see the issue.

Mamagin Sat 13-May-17 21:16:33

They are asking for half the working week, plus occasional babysitting, plus taking to sports commitments etc.
If I wanted a job as a live in Nanny, I could apply for one of the many jobs listed with a wage as well as accommodation.
And how would this work out with tax, pension, sick pay, holiday pay etc.

JustHappy3 Mon 15-May-17 20:35:07

The big house looks nice and they prob did a good job on the granary conversion. Not sure it makes up for slavery tho!

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31538546.html

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