Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Amendment No. 8) (Jersey) Regulations 2017

Made                                                                        28th March 2017

Coming into force                                                     29th March 2017

THE STATES, in pursuance of Article 42 of the Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Jersey) Law 2005[1], have made the following Regulations –

1        Interpretation

In these Regulations “Law” means the Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Jersey) Law 2005[2].

2        Article 18 amended

In Article 18 of the Law –

(a)     for paragraphs (4) and (5) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

“(4)    Subject to paragraph (5), a Commissioner shall not hold office for a period exceeding 9 years regardless of whether, during the period of holding office, the Commissioner holds office for a term that is less than 9 years and is re-appointed and regardless of whether during all or any part of that period the Commissioner holds office as Chairman.

(5)     In exceptional circumstances, a Commissioner’s appointment (whether or not as Chairman) may be extended by a period of not more than 12 months beyond the period of 9 years referred to in paragraph (4) for the purpose of facilitating a transition period before a replacement is appointed.

(5A)   Where paragraph (5) applies, the total period for which a Commissioner holds office shall not, in any event, extend beyond a period of 10 years.”;

(b)     paragraphs (7) and (8) shall be deleted;

(c)     in paragraph (9) the words “For the purposes of paragraphs (7) and (8),” shall be deleted.”.

3        Article 26AA inserted

After Article 26 of the Law there shall be inserted the following Article –

“26AA   Recruitment to the post of Chief Executive Officer

(1)     This Article applies –

(a)     when a recruitment is carried out for the appointment of a person to the post of Chief Executive Officer; and

(b)     notwithstanding anything in Article 26 to the contrary.

(2)     The States Employment Board shall require the Commission to nominate a Commissioner or Commissioners who are to be involved in the recruitment to that post.

(3)     The Commissioner or Commissioners nominated under paragraph (2) shall be involved in deciding –

(a)     which candidates for recruitment shall be interviewed;

(b)     which candidates following interview have met the required standard for recruitment; and

(c)     which candidate is to be offered the post.

(4)     The States Employment Board shall nominate a person other than a Commissioner who shall be responsible for overseeing the recruitment to ensure that –

(a)     it is fair, efficient and conducted in accordance with best practice and principles; and

(b)     the successful candidate is appointed on merit.

(5)     The person nominated under paragraph (4) shall chair any meeting at which candidates are interviewed but shall not be involved in deciding any of the matters referred to in paragraph (3).”.

4        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Amendment No. 8) (Jersey) Regulations 2017 and shall come into force the day after they are made.

dr. m. egan

Greffier of the States



[1]                                    chapter 16.325

[2]                                    chapter 16.325

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