Director General Health and Community Services

States of Jersey


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    12 November 2018

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    States of Jersey

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We’re continuing to build a new and exciting future for Jersey that is modern, sustainable and prosperous for all. It’s a future that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. We are calling this Team Jersey and is an important milestone in delivering our strategy: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. We need talented leaders to join us for a career-defining opportunity: to make change happen on a unique, historic island.

As Director General for Health and Community Services you will lead an integrated health and social care service which includes a General Hospital, Adult Social Services, and Community and Mental Health Services.  You will be responsible for the Healthcare modernisation team which is implementing the transformation, modernisation and efficiency programme for health and community services designed to optimise primary, secondary and tertiary care, in order to improve the effectiveness of the service.  You will lead our commissioning function and you will oversee the commissioning of a new hospital for Jersey, due for completion in 2024. 

To deliver transformation and safe, resilient services, you’ll work as part of Team Jersey on all strategic matters. That means you need to be a highly credible figure with the ability and confidence to build strategic relationships. Able to hold sway with a range of influential people, you’ll be perfectly at home in a political environment. Meanwhile, you’ll also be used to managing performance and inspiring teams to achieve. With an understanding of policy and governance in your area, and your focus set firmly on the future, you’ll be equipped to give our Island – and its people – the tomorrow they deserve.

Bring the boundless talent we’re looking for and you can help lead the biggest transformation in our government for a generation. Join Team Jersey and find your unique place in the world.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please visit

Closing date5pm Tuesday 13th November
Preliminary interviews19th and 22nd November
Final panelTuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for 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, please state this clearly.

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Associated documents
  1. DG HCS.pptx
Contact details
Robin Staveley: 0113 205 6283