Working in Jersey
Jersey is a stunning Island surrounded by unspoilt beaches, dense woodland, field upon field of agricultural land and rocky, heath-covered cliff-tops. It boasts many picturesque locations in which to live and high net worth residents are generally spoilt for choice when it comes to a property purchase or rental.
A dramatic sea view or a lush, green rural outlook; a traditional granite farm house or a contemporary beach property; modern town living or the privacy of the countryside – there is something for everyone in Jersey.
All property sales and leases here are overseen by the Island’s Housing Minister. It is s/he who also grants licences to High Value Residents. Only a small number of consents are given every year (although there is no formal annual limit). Each submission is considered on the basis of the financial and social attributes that a candidate could bring to Island life.
Successful applicants retain their residential status for as long as they remain resident in Jersey.
Whilst Jersey has been inextricably linked to the UK and France through history, it is governed by neither. Nor is it governed by Europe. We are officially one of the British Isles, but we are independently ruled by The States of Jersey.
Our currency is Pound Sterling, but we issue our own Jersey notes and coins. English is the main spoken language and the Island has a traditional, British feel about it, but the French influence on Jersey is very apparent, especially in the old Jersey language of Jèrriais. Driving around the Island you will notice that most of our road names are in French.
Jersey is situated less than fourteen miles from France and under an hour from London. With frequent flights to all major European business centres and fast ferry links to France and the UK, getting to and from the Island couldn’t be easier.
Some useful local websites
Locate Jersey provide comprehensive, confidential and free advice to facilitate, support and guide companies and individuals through the process of moving to or setting up their business in Jersey.
The Commission is responsible for the regulation, supervision and development of the financial services industry in the Island of Jersey. The Director General is also the Registrar of Companies.
The Citizens Advice Service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
States of Jersey (Governement)
Online information and public services for the island.
The Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (more commonly know as JACS) is an employment relations service that helps employers, employees and trade unions work together for the prosperity of Jersey business and the benefit of employees.
Information of people’s employment and housing entitlements when moving to the island.