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Our Stars Jersey Public Service Awards 2021

11 November 2021

​Employees from across Government have been honoured at an awards ceremony. The evening of celebration took place at the Royal Jersey Showground and saw 11 awards presented in a variety of categories.

In the months leading up to the awards, colleagues made 426 nominations for outstanding individuals and teams from all departments and at all levels. A panel of judges chose the finalists and winner for the main ten categories.

The winner of the final award of the night, the Superstar Award, was chosen from all nominations by the Chief Minister and Interim Chief Executive. Each award was presented by a member of the States Employment Board.

The night included a drinks reception, food and entertainment, with five sponsors – EY, JT, TDP Jersey, Marbral Advisory and ROK FCC Joint Venture – covering the drinks, food and entertainment.

During the evening the Interim Chief Executive, Paul Martin, said: “What makes these awards so special is that every single colleague had a chance to nominate – and I was delighted to hear that you made a record-breaking 426 nominations this year, the highest number ever.

“While not everyone will get an award tonight, everyone who was nominated has already won the esteem of their colleagues, and should rightly feel proud of that.”
Also speaking at the event, Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, said: “On behalf of the States Employment Board, and the Council of Ministers, I’d like to thank everyone here tonight – the finalists, the nominators, the nominees, the judges, and all those responsible for putting this brilliant event together.”

The winners
Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Elise Falla, Children, Young People, Education and Skills

Employee of the Year award 
Donna Murphy, Health and Community Services

Manager of the Year Award
Cath Mearman, Customer and Local Services

Team of the Year Award
Covid 19 Vaccination Team Covid 19 Vaccination Team, Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance

Community Champion
Raluca Kovacs, Customer and Local Services

Innovation Award
Fees Uprating Team (legislation services drafting), Non-Executive and Legislature 

Customer Service Excellence Award
Steven Dicker, Chief Operating Office

Rising Star Award
Patryk Kucza, Chief Operating Office

Working in Partnership Award
Work and Family Hub – Care Leaver Support, Customer and Local Services

Sustainability Award
Commercial Services Team, Treasury and Exchequer

Our Superstar Award
COVID-19 Testing Team

The organisers ensured a COVID-safe event by:

  • the COVID Safe team undertook a full site audit before the event began

  • all attendees were instructed to take a lateral flow test before leaving for the event

  • all attendees were temperature-checked upon arrival

  • the venue was well-ventilated and at 30 per cent of capacity to allow for distancing 

  • hygiene stations and enhanced cleaning arrangements were in place 

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