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**For information only: Nominations closed**. 


Non-States Members


A new States isn’t just about new Deputies. All of the members of the public who sit as Non-States Members on various committees also change.

Non-States Members bring external expertise and perspective to a States committee. It’s a big role – you’ll be reading and analysing the papers beforehand and going to all of the committee meetings, alongside the members who are Deputies.

You’ll contribute to discussions but you won’t vote on decisions. It’s not a salaried job but it’s not purely voluntary either – payment is £2,154 per year.

Currently five committees have asked people interested in being a Non-Voting Member to get in touch. They are listed below with links to the relevant media releases. Or you can read all the media releases on this page by scrolling to the bottom.


Committee for Employment and Social Security

ESS’s mandate includes benefits and contributions, social housing, equality and inclusion, employment relations, health & safety and legal aid.


Committee for Health and Social Care

HSC’s mandate includes diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases, illnesses and conditions, mental health, protection of children, health promotion and public health.


Committee for Education, Sport and Culture:

ESC’s mandate includes education, apprenticeships, sport, leisure and recreation, libraries, museums, galleries and heritage, archaeology, the arts, Island Archives and civic celebrations such as Liberation Day.


Committee for Economic Development:

**IMPORTANT: Read to the bottom of the media release**.

ED’s mandate includes the promotion and development of all sectors of business, securing and promoting air and sea links, competition and regulation, broadcasting and media, living marine resources and the tourist information centre.


Committee for Home Affairs:

HA’s mandate includes law enforcement, justice policy, population management office, immigration, prison and probation, fire and rescue, trading standards, emergency planning, lotteries and gambling.


[Applications for Non-States member on the Scrutiny Management Committee closed on 21st October and the new members have been appointed.]


More information:

Detailed explanation of the role of a Non-States Member






Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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