Hey there experts,
Here is an email which my daughter received - re an Au Pair job in UK.
Please investigate it for me?:
"Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:31:54 -0700
Subject: CONTRACT LETTER/TRAVEL INSTRUCTION
Dear Au pair,
I hope your week started out on a beautiful note. After discussing
your employment with my wife, we have decided that you match our
requirements so please find the Contract Letter that is approved by
the UK Home Office.
I received approval from the UK Home Office to employ you, I have
attached the approved contract letter issued me for your review.
The UK Home Office would provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility
which is very important to prove that we are sponsoring your travel
down to the UK and to prove that you are eligible to take up a job
position, live and work in UK before they send you Date for Interview
and reference number for you to visit the nearest UK Embassy in your
country. The Certificate of Eligibility would be issued to you with
your Appointment Reference Number and Interview Date to visit the
nearest UK Embassy in your country for Entry approval.
You are to sign the contract after going through it and send a scanned
copy via email indicating your intended travel date (For Flight
Booking which we shall pay for) , to the UK Home Office in charge of
applications for Certificate of Eligibility for their records and
advice to us:
UK Home Office, Border Agency,
PO Box 3468, Sheffield,
On receipt of the Form COE-UKIMG2010 by me, I shall courier it to you
with hard contract copies, prepaid flight tickets and any accompanying
permit documents to enable you receive approval from the nearest UK
Embassy following instructions from the UK Home Office as they shall
let you know date to visit UK Embassy nearest to you, hence follow the
procedure as I have instructed you to ensure everything is proper and
that you do not make any mistakes.
If you have any inquiries you can reach me on + 44 7024052801 or
leave me with a direct number to reach you while you start doing the
needful. Keep me posted in regards to reply from the UK Home Office.
Also attached to this mail is my family picture, i will send you more
We wait to receive you when you arrive. God bless you as you come.
Mr leonard cole Family.:\"
AND ......................... here is the text of the attached 'contract':
Road Shorwell, Isle of Wight PO30LP
Direct Line: + 44 7024052801
LETTER OF OFFER
We would like to offer you the position of Au pair to our family. The terms and conditions of the job are as follows:
You will be required to work for approximately 35 hours per week. Every weekend, will be spent with the family or anywhere you wish as you would have the weekends off.
You would have a Private Live-Out or Live-In Accommodation depending on your preference with Private Bathroom, Sitting Room and Bedroom. Your room would also be furnished with a Television Set, an Internet Ready Computer System and a Fixed Landline telephone. We ask that all rooms be kept tidy and that friends staying over should only do so with our permission. If we go out as a family, you will generally be invited to come with us (at our expense) should you so choose.
Duties and responsibilities
Your main duty is the due care of John. You will be required to get him ready for the day, get him to kindergarten school, collect him after school and see to his needs in the afternoon. You will also be required to assist with homework, bath and change as required, arrange visits with friends, see to after school activities, play games together as well as anything else that may be necessary for their amusement and wellbeing.
You will be paid an amount of £500 (Five Hundred Great British Pounds per week and this money shall be given to you every Friday. Additional hours will be paid at a rate that we may agree between ourselves from time to time.
Start Date and Period of Employment:
You are expected to start 12th of June, 2010 and to stay for a minimum period of 6 Months or One Year. If due to circumstances beyond your control or for any other reason, you wish to leave at an earlier date than our agreement, you will be required to give one month’s notice. If we require you to leave, subject to the conditions specified under discipline we will give you a minimum of one month’s notice.
Medical Insurance has also been put in place so you can receive free medical attention.
Reasons which could give rise to disciplinary measures are as follows: Causing a disruptive influence in the household.
In the event of a need for disciplinary action, the procedure will be: First - a verbal warning.
Second - a written warning.
Third - dismissal without need for further notice.
Reasons with would give rise to summary dismissal would be:
Theft or other dishonest offences.
Illegal drug taking. Child abuse or neglect.
You will have 3 weeks paid vacation after 4 months of work. Vacation must be negotiated however, well in advance.
You will be enrolled at a Public School to attend a course in any language of your choice for foreigners for the duration of your stay. We look forward to having you with us and are sure that our association will be a long and happy one. Please sign a copy of this letter as acceptance of its terms and conditions.
A Certificate of Eligibility is important to prove that we are sponsoring your travel down to the UK and to prove that you are eligible to take up a job position in UK before they send you Interview Date and reference number to visit the nearest UK Embassy in your country. The Certificate of Eligibility would be issued to you with your Appointment Reference Number and Interview Date to visit the nearest UK Embassy in your country for Entry approval.
You are to sign the contract after going through it and send a scanned copy via e mail indicating your intended travel date and Airport (For Flight Booking which we shall pay for), to the UK Home Office in charge of applications for Certificate of Eligibility for their records and advice to us:
UK Home Office, Border Agency, PO Box 3468, Sheffield,
We look forward to receive you at the airport when you arrive the Country.
Cheers. Mr leonard cole (For the Family)
Complete the details below to signify acceptance:
Full Name:……………………………………………………………………….. Home Office Seal
Date: ……………………………………………………………………………… Signature: ………………………………………………………………………….