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Job ads for Pope unveiled on Jobsite and Job Bounties

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

February 11, 2013 | 2 min read

It’s only been a few hours since Pope Benedict XVI announced that he is set to leave his role at the end of the month, and already Jobsite has an ad up for his replacement, created in conjunction with iProspect.

The ad suggests that there is no direct salary, but are various benefits ‘including company car (Pope-mobile) and accommodation’.

It continues: “Applicant must have experience working in a high-pressure and high visibility environment. Being a Pope is not always easy, and the applicant will be required to demonstrate cases where they have acted calmly under pressure.”

This isn't the only job ad for Pope - Job Bounties has also unveiled an ad, which begins: "Hi there, God here. Seeing as I haven’t had to deal with a Pope walk out since 1415, I’m looking for some divine intervention to help with finding the new guy. The last few have been a bit of a let down, so I’m up for a change and appointing a lady Pope. Unfortunately, the Congregation insists on a secret ballot and I always get out-voted. Speaking of moving with the times, Pope Benedict XVI was a bit of a hit on Twitter (which I invented BTW) so I’ve asked social recruitment experts Job Bounties to put the word out and help me find his replacement."

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