The Roles

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 talented leaders to join us for a career-defining opportunity: to make change happen on a unique, historic island.

  • Director of Financial Crime Strategy
    £Competitive

    The Government of Jersey is seeking an outstanding individual to provide advice to the Chief Minister, Ministers and Senior Officers on all aspects of financial crime policy, strategy and legislative development.

    The Director of Financial Crime Strategy will contribute to the strategic objectives of the Jersey Government’s Financial Services and Digital Economy Division. Working with Jersey’s marketing and regulatory bodies, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the financial services sector remains globally competitive, building upon its strengths further to enhance the opportunity to diversify and grow Jersey’s economy during a period of immense change internationally.

    Having the skills and experience to maintain and develop relationships with strategic partners on a local, national and international level will play a key part in the role. You must also have the following:

    • Substantial financial and economic crime experience and to have operated at a senior organisational level within one of more of government, financial regulator or international body e.g. FATF.
    • Awareness of the Island’s economy and Jersey’s place in the Global economy, with a significant understanding of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations and the international political and economic pressures facing the Island.
    • Experience of establishing and maintaining effective, collaborative working relationships both internally and externally in a challenging and complex environment.

    For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Roger Russell on 07710 701570 or email roger.russell@penna.com or Amelia Watkins on 07701 389738 or email amelia.watkins@penna.com

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  • Lead Policy Advisor
    £Competitive

    The Government of Jersey is seeking a talented individual to implement strategic initiatives, policy and legislative advice on all aspects of financial services policy and legislative development to ensure they are fit for purpose.

    Reporting into the Director of Financial Crime Strategy you will contribute to the strategic objectives of the Jersey Government’s Financial Services and Digital Economy Division. Working with Jersey’s marketing and regulatory bodies, the successful candidates will also support the goal of ensuring the financial services sector remains globally competitive, building upon its strengths and enhancing opportunities to diversify and grow Jersey’s economy during a period of immense change internationally.

    Having the skills and experience to maintain and develop relationships with strategic partners on a local, national and international level will play a key part in the role. You must also have the following:

    • An undergraduate degree and postgraduate qualification in the following areas:
      • Lawyer (either as an English Barrister, English Solicitor, Jersey Advocate, Jersey Solicitor or equivalent other jurisdictional qualification - e.g.: Scottish/ French / Australian), OR
      • Fully qualified ICAEW chartered accountant or similar
    • Highly developed specialist knowledge of financial services (or a sector of within the financial services industry), Jersey Law, international standards and Government process.
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting the future of Jersey’s market leading position in financial services and to take advantage of opportunities, both locally and internationally to sure its position as a leading financial services centre.

    For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our consultants at Penna: roger.russell@penna.com  07710 701570 or amelia.watkins@penna.com 07701 389738

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  • Chief of Police
    £Competitive

    We want a just and fair society with a good quality of life. One where vulnerable young people and adults are protected from harm and everyone feels safe. As Chief of Police, you will play a big part in creating this community by directing the States of Jersey Police. You’ll lead a senior leadership team to fulfil your agreed aims, setting direction, upholding objectives and building public trust in Police services.

    It’s a critical role where you’ll report to the Minister of Home Affairs through the Jersey Police Authority (JPA). You’ll be responsible for budgets and expert management as well as the provision of a co-ordinated emergency and public protection service. You’ll also need to develop the strategic and where appropriate operational relationship between the Government via the Director General for Justice and Home Affairs, linking into relevant projects, strategies and programmes.

    To make the grade, you must have held operational command at a senior level. You’ll therefore know about policing procedures and techniques plus relevant legislation. We’ll also expect you to have completed the Strategic Command course and gained a recognised leadership qualification. And in addition to this, you must bring proven experience of leading change and transforming cultures. You’ll now be ready to apply this expertise to a brand new challenge. A credible senior figure who’s adept at strategic thinking, you’ll inspire a large team and connect with a range of influential people. Politically aware and familiar with policy and governance in your area, you’ll play your part in a momentous move that will benefit a 100,000-strong island community.

    With a high-profile policing background, you’ll bring the boundless talent we’re looking for to help lead the biggest transformation in government for a generation. Join the States of Jersey Police and find your unique place in the world.

    If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please email resourcing@gov.je in the first instance.

    To find out more about the States of Jersey Police, please visit https://jersey.police.uk

    To view the 2018 annual report for the States of Jersey Police, please visit https://jerseypoliceauthority.je/

    Please note that formal applications can only be made via the apply button below

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  • Director of Communications
    £Competitive

    As the Director of Communications, you’ll work with colleagues, politicians and stakeholders to shape, develop and implement our communications strategy. You’ll use audience insights and the latest disciplines to drive innovative, multi-channel and objectives-based campaigns. You’ll also provide expert advice, offer robust challenge when necessary and bring our audiences’ voices into our decision-making. And you’ll promote and defend both the national and international reputations of the Government and our island.

    As your CV shows, you’re a superior communicator, able to inspire others and lead them towards a common goal. You’re used to producing and overseeing high-quality content, whether powerful narratives or speeches by Ministers and senior leaders, media announcements or corporate reports, social media campaigns or full-blown marketing campaigns. 

    You’ve been involved in organisational change before, in government or in other customer-facing organisations. You’ve ensured that both staff and customers understand what’s changing and why, and that they are able to engage with and respond to those changes. You’re a strategic thinker, credible and perfectly at home in a political environment, with an understanding and experience of policy and politics. As a leader, you’re used to managing performance and motivating teams to achieve and to operating confidently at executive leadership level. 

    Perhaps you have a high-profile background in marketing, design, digital, government or corporate communications. Or you hold an outstanding track record in public engagement in support of public sector transformation. 

    Bring the boundless talent we’re looking for and help to lead the biggest transformation in government for a generation, in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Join Team Jersey and find your unique place in building our future. 

    For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Marek Dobrowolski 0121 654 5912.

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