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LOCAL INFORMATION

6.2.0
Finding employment in Jersey

Extent: Jersey
March 2001
Updated 19 September 2016
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Words you may need to know

 

Cross-departmental - covers more than one department

Vacancies - a job that is available, it is unfilled

Advertisements - a public announcement such as an advert

Charitable trust - money put aside for a specific purpose or reason

Jobseeker -  someone looking for a job

Sensory impairment - problems with sight, hearing, touch, taste and feelings

Physical impairment - a problem relating to the body

Mental health problems - a problem relating to the mind

Neurological impairment - the working of the nervous system is faulty. Nerves carry information to various parts of the body which allow them to work.

Social Security Contribution – anyone who works in Jersey needs to pay Social Security contributions from their wages unless they are exempt.

 

Work Zone

The Work Zone is based at the Social Security Department. The team provide advice on job seeking as well as what to do if you do not have a job and are on Income Support benefit.

 http://www.gov.je/working/jobcareeradvice/pages/findingworksocialsecurity.aspx

 Contact details:

Address: Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier
Opening hours:   8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone :   445505

 Back to Work Team

Back to Work is a cross-departmental team which works closely with employers to match their job vacancies with locally qualified jobseekers.  See the following link for more information:

http://www.gov.je/Working/BacktoWork/Pages/index.aspx

Other ways of finding a job:

Job vacancies which are advertised
Employment Advisers
Special Employment Needs Co-ordinator
Job Coach Scheme
Jersey Employment Trust website www.jet.co.je
Jersey Employers Network on Disability see 10.2.0.L4

Job vacancies are brought up to date every day at the Work Zone at Social Security. They have a website where you can look at vacant jobs online. Members of the public can also *register on the website and be sent e-mails when suitable vacancies are available. www.gov.je/Working/JobCareerAdvice/Pages/Jobs.aspx

NOTE: * This registration must not be mixed up with registering with Employment Services as unemployed in order to have Social Security Contribution Credits paid.

For more information on Social Security Contribution Credits see    http://www.gov.je/Working/Contributions/Payments/Pages/Credits.aspx

Newspaper and radio advertisements

The Jersey Evening Post has job advertisements in the paper. These are also available on their website http://jobfinder.thisisjersey.com/

Recruitment Agencies in Jersey

See Yellow pages in the Jersey Telephone Directory.

Employment in child care

If you are interested in working with children you could contact the Jersey Child Care Trust for information.

Fiona Vacher - Executive Director , The Bridge, Le Geyt Road, St Saviour, Jersey JE2 7NT

Telephone: 629901                  Fax: 629902                e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to become a Family Day Carer (which used to be known as A ‘childminder’) you need to register with the Education Department. For further details contact:

Manager for Day Care Services , PO Box 142, Highlands, St Saviour,  Jersey

Telephone: 509490

Employment for the disabled and those with special needs

If you have special needs or are disabled you should contact the Social Security Department in La Motte Street for advice. (See  ‘Work Zone’ above for contact details.)

Careers Jersey

For more information see 6.2.3.L1

Jersey Employment Trust

The Jersey Employment Trust ( JET) is a charitable trust which aims to help people with a disability to find and keep employment. This includes people with a brain injury, sensory impairment, learning difficulty, physical impairment, mental health problem or neurological impairment.

Contact details:-

Gill Misson, Employment Co-Ordinator                    E-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:- www.jet.co.je                                             Telephone:- 788980

Advance to Work Scheme-Youth Training

Work placement and training scheme for school leavers aged 16-19.

See www.gov.je/Working/careers/16To19YearOlds/