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Recruitment of Interim Chief Executive

11 December 2020

Recruitment is underway for an interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the Government of Jersey for 6-12 months, until a permanent CEO is appointed.

The Chief Executive is responsible for overseeing the work of the Government as a whole and ensuring financial stability. The CEO answers to Ministers and provides leadership to the public service. 

Applications will be reviewed by an Appointment Panel, which consists of:
  • Chief Minister
  • Dame Janet Paraskeva – Jersey Appointments Commission
  • Peter Charalambous – Jersey Appointments Commission
  • Jane Burgess – UK Civil Service Commissioner
  • an independent Jersey member who is in the process of being appointed
Candidates who are shortlisted will be interviewed during the second week of January. The successful candidate will start as soon as possible after that date, to ensure that they can complete a transition period with the current CEO.

Vice Chair of the States Employment Board, Constable Richard Buchanan, said: “It is extremely important for the public sector to have strong leadership so we can continue to build on the ambitious Government transformation programme, started by the current Chief Executive.

“The Government is determined to continue to drive transformational change and improve the quality of life for Islanders. The interim CEO will need to be someone who can ensure that progress to date is not lost, and that we maintain the pace of transformation without interruption.

“I would very much encourage all Jersey candidates who have the relevant experience and qualifications to consider applying for this vital role.”

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