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Guernsey Language Commission


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


Are you interested in helping to preserve and revitalise Guernsey’s local language?

The Guernsey Language Commission is recruiting for Commissioners. This is an exciting voluntary opportunity to shape the future of the island’s language, ensuring it is still alive for generations.

Commissioners will be directors of Guernsey Language Commission LBG. LBG means ‘company limited by guarantee’ and is a standard structure for third sector organisations that are employers. As a board members and directors, Commissioners will provide guidance and support to the staff team.

Job spec, including the background and core objectives of the Commission.

Additional information

Board meetings take place monthly, chaired by Sir Richard Collas. They currently take place during the day, but this can be reviewed depending on availability of the Commissioners once appointed. The expectation is that Commissioners would take on responsibility for delivering projects in addition to attending board meetings. The level of time commitment will vary depending on the role/project, and can be adapted to the availability of the individual.

These roles are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid.


To apply, please send a covering letter, demonstrating why you would be excellent for this role, and a CV, no longer than two pages, to:

By email:
By phone: 01481 226518
By post: Priaulx Library, Candie Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1UG

Closed: Tuesday 11 April


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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