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Industrial Disputes Officer(s)


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


You could use your employment relations skills to help resolve industrial disputes in Guernsey.

The Committee for Employment and Social Security is recruiting for two lesser known public office roles – the Industrial Disputes Officer and Deputy Industrial Disputes Officer.

These are paid statutory positions and the postholders will be independent of the States. On average, there are four or five disputes between employers and employees in Guernsey each year, requiring 5-10 hours of input per case. Meetings are arranged around the diaries of the participants so these roles could be combined with a full-time (flexible) job. A five-day ACAS training course is provided and there is an allowance of approx £5,600 a year paid to each officer.

Applications are welcome from candidates who have employment relations experience eg human resources or trades unions.

There’s an excellent information booklet explaining the roles here and the application form is here.

More about the Employment Relations Service.

States goes to court to block pensions tribunal (11 April, Guernsey Press)

Closed 25 March 2022.


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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