Welcome from Paul Martin, Interim Chief Executive of the Government of Jersey and Head of the Public Service

This is an exciting and challenging time in our Island’s history and for the Government of Jersey. The departure of the UK from the EU will lead to a period of uncertainty. We need to ensure that our range of businesses, from financial services to agriculture and fishing can thrive through this period of change. Closer to home, we are continuing with an unprecedented programme of transformation, bringing together ten separate departments under a new, unified One Government structure. We have a need to ensure world class health and social care for a changing population, a clear commitment to the education of our children in a safe and inspiring learning environment and an ongoing drive for economic development harnessing the Island’s natural resources and the talents of our people. Protecting all Islanders, especially those at highest risk from the effects of Covid-19, will remain our priority as we continue to react to the medical and healthcare challenges presented by the pandemic. This includes ensuring the wellbeing of our Island’s children; protecting our older citizens and those who feel isolated by the pandemic; and supporting those whose livelihoods are threatened.

We will develop the skills that support our Island’s current and future employment needs and improve the life chances of all Islanders, and make sure that our public service has the right people, visible leadership and collaborative culture in place to deliver the policies and services that Jersey needs. And we will develop clear, transparent and responsive policies, combined with sound business management processes, to create the right framework for politicians to lead a modern society that competes internationally.

For these exceptional senior leadership roles, we are seeking exceptional individuals. We are open-minded about what you are doing now, and we welcome a wide range of experience. However, you should be ready to demonstrate a successful track record of delivering services for the public and an ability to provide leadership within our Civil Service in a fast-moving political environment.

We’re transforming so we can deliver modern, quality, value-for-money public services for islanders, that are effective and responsive to the needs of our community and stakeholders, as well as establishing a right- first-time culture.

Paul Martin, Interim Chief Executive of the Government of Jersey and Head of the Public Service