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Number of non-entitled employees (FOI)

Number of non-entitled employees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 March 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many full time employees of the Government of Jersey, IHE department are not ‘Entitled’ to work in Jersey? 


What processes are implemented to justify that an ‘Entitled’ person is not prioritised for the role?



As of 27 February 2023, there are 107 staff within the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment department who are employed with a residential status other than “Entitled”. This will include those who are “Entitled to Work”, “Licenced” or “Registered”. 

Further information on the differences between the residential/employment statuses can be found on in the following link. 

Residential and employment statuses and what they mean ( 


The Government of Jersey’s Recruitment and Selection policy notes that it is the policy of the organisation to always give preference to candidates who are “locally qualified” under the Regulation of Undertaking and Development Law. 

Only in limited circumstances (for instance where it is not possible to locate the relevant skills required for a role within the island’s population) it may be deemed possible to appoint someone who has not attained locally qualified status or 5 years residency and would be required to follow the Recruitment Licence process as governed by the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012. When deciding to grant registered and licenced permissions the law specifies that the following matters are relevant:

a. preserving and maximising the benefits of Jersey’s resources

b. promoting a balanced and prosperous economy

c. protecting the integrity and reputation of Jersey in commercial and financial matters

d. any relevant policies of the States of Jersey

e. whether such a grant would be in the public interest.

Further guidance on the application of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 is available on in the following link:

Residential and Employment Status - Policy Guidance (May 2019).pdf (

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