Transition of the Communications Team Director (FOI)
Transition of the Communications Team Director (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 October 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
On what date did former Communications Director Stephen Hardwick's job officially come to an end?
On what date did Dirk Danino-Forsyth take over the role?
Between Mr Hardwick's departure and the present date, please state how many occasions (and the dates of each) he has worked for the Government of Jersey and what he was specifically contracted to do. Please state whether this work was conducted remotely or in person.
Please provide the amount paid to Mr Hardwick on each occasion, and any associated travel and accommodation expenses for each.
Please provide details of any other work Mr Hardwick has been asked to carry out in future - the dates of each, purpose, and associated cost (pay and expenses broken down).
From January 2020 to the present date, has the Government used any other communications consultants / consultancy firms? If so, please state the names of each, the purpose of their contract(s), the length, and the cost (pay and expenses broken down).
Mr Hardwick’s contract with the Government of Jersey completed on the 29 February 2020.
Mr Danino-Forsyth’s contract with the Government of Jersey commenced on the 2 March 2020.
As part of a transition to the new Director of Communications, Mr Hardwick voluntarily completed some handover work with Mr Danino-Forsyth after leaving employment of the Government of Jersey. Mr Hardwick was not contracted or paid any fees for this work nor has he been contracted or paid for any work since leaving.
Mr Hardwick has not been asked to carry out any future work.
From January 2020 to the present date the Government has procured one communications consultant working on the Our Hospital project. This is not Mr Hardwick.
Complete Insight Media Training were recruited through an open recruitment process to cover the following: Responsibility for producing and implementing the communications and engagement strategy for Our Hospital.
The contract has been procured to March 2022.
Between the 1 January 2020 to 1 October 2020 £52,497 has been paid in fees to the company for the above work.