New Lieutenant-Governor being recruited

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JERSEY’S next Lieutenant-Governor is being recruited, with an appointment set to be made by the spring or summer of this year.

The Bailiff’s office has placed advertisements for the role as the Queen’s personal representative in Jersey in The Times and on the website. Applications have been invited by 28 January.

The new recruit will take over from the current Lieutenant-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, who took office in March 2017.

Although the usual term of office for a Lieutenant-Governor is five years, the Bailiff’s office has confirmed that Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton will remain at Government House until the end of June.

This will ensure they will be able to participate in Liberation Day on 9 May and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the start of June.

Applicants for the role are expected to have ‘a distinguished record of service to the Crown in Military Service at the highest level’, according to the job specification.

‘Proven experience of working successfully with an overseas jurisdiction or agency’ is a further key requirement.

The Lieutenant-Governor is the Queen’s personal representative and impartial adviser in Jersey.

Final interviews for the position are expected to take place in late March in front of a four-person panel: Dame Janet Paraskeva, chairperson of the Jersey Appointments Commission; the Bailiff, Timothy Le Cocq; the Deputy Bailiff, Robert MacRae; and Chief Minister John Le Fondré. Senator Le Fondré will act as a non-voting member.

The panel will select the successful candidate, who will then be recommended to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

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