Director General for the Economy

Location: Jersey
Salary: Competitive
Reference: A000028
Deadline: Closed

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We are continuing to build a future for Jersey that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they have never done before.

The Economy Directorate is responsible for securing the future of Jersey’s economy, by sustaining, diversifying and growing our economic sectors. It provides strategic economic advice and analysis across Government which has proved critical in the Government’s successful policy response to support businesses and individuals financially during the coronavirus crisis and will also be of paramount importance to support policymaking for economic recovery.

The financial services industry is a fundamentally important part of the Island’s economy and for it to thrive, Jersey must continue to demonstrate high standards internationally whilst supporting innovation and promotion. Technologies of the future and digital capability are as an important part of the Department’s brief as the traditional mainstays of the economic landscape such as tourism and agriculture. These must be preserved, nurtured and enhanced so they can support Jersey’s thriving sports, arts, heritage and culture scene.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the role of Director General for the Economy is at the heart of Government. The post holder will be expected to work with partners to deliver economic growth and prosperity for Jersey. We are open-minded about what you are doing now, but it’s likely that you will bring a range of different experiences and have extensive knowledge of financial services and economic development principles and practices from settings that resonate with our context here in Jersey.

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Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications:  Friday 26 March 2021

Preliminary interviews:  w/c 5 April

Stakeholder Panels/Assessments:  w/c 19 April 2021

Final interviews:  23 April 2021

In light of Covid-19 it is likely that all assessments will be held remotely rather than face-to-face.

We will keep you up to date with any changes.


If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Martin Tucker
0113 532 5900

Sarah Longbottom
T: 0121 312 3755


To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy: Director General for the Economy, Reference: A000028’.

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Your Supporting Statement should address the criteria set out in the ‘Experience’ section of the person specification using examples to demonstrate how you meet as many of the essential requirements as possible. Please note the indicative timetable above and let us know if there are any dates when you are not available. Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, then you should state this clearly.