We’re continuing to build a new future for Jersey that is more modern, sustainable and prosperous for all. It’s a future that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. This approach is called Team Jersey and it’s a milestone in our history: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. Now we need a talented leader to join us for a career-defining opportunity: to make change happen on a unique, historic island.
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, with an area of 45 square miles. The island combines a lively and cosmopolitan main town, St Helier, which is home to our global finance sector, with sweeping, unspoilt beaches, fishing ports and rolling countryside. It is just 14 miles off the north-west coast of France and 85 miles south of the English coast and is traditionally very well served by air to a range of UK and international cities. As a Crown Dependency with a deep French and European influence, Jersey is in the British Isles, but not part of the UK, yet it feels like a home from home for UK visitors, thanks to its sterling currency and familiar high street shops.
Whilst small in size, Jersey’s global position and reach is unprecedented. We are leaders on the global stage in regulatory compliance and transparency, which combined with a sophisticated legal framework sets a benchmark for other financial centres to enviably follow.
The Government of Jersey is lively, dynamic, agile and ambitious for the future. With a remit that extends across the full range of public services, we have tax raising and treasury powers, meaning that we are uniquely placed to steer the economy, lead public policy and continue to outwardly position the Island on the international stage. We have an exciting, far reaching agenda, which is progressing at pace, and will see us reform public services, relocate to a purpose-built HQ for government, roll out new models of care and harness new technologies, whilst also enhancing the look and feel of the Island, through our hospital development programme and wider regeneration and capital programme initiatives.
As our new Chief Executive, you will join us at an exciting time, and be at the forefront of our ambitious agenda, providing both leadership and direction to a broad range of public services, whilst ensuring our plans are realised and deliver tangible benefits on behalf of the Island we serve. We are seeking an exceptional individual, capable of providing effective leadership to a complex, multi-faceted organisation delivering a broad range of services to the public, in a fast-moving and agile political environment.
You will need to ensure that the strategic vision of one island, one vision, one community is reflected in the structure and operation of an efficient public service, whilst importantly, engaging with stakeholders, on Island and beyond, to ensure Jersey remains in a strong position internationally, and that domestically, our economy continues to thrive. We welcome applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds, from both on and off the Island.
Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact our retained consultants at Odgers Berndtson: Simon McDonald on +44 20 7529 6359; Jonathan Clark on +44 121 654 5926; Laura Spurgin on +44 20 7529 1072.Apply Job Description