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States Members’ Pay Review Panel


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


Policy and Resources are looking for three people to form an independent panel to review Deputies’ pay and determine what their remuneration should be in the next States term.

Of the three successful applicants, one will be chosen to chair the panel.

Skills sought:

  • Experience of reviewing pay
  • The ability to offer constructive feedback and expand the boundaries of debate
  • The ability to evaluate a range of options and draw objective conclusions
  • An understanding of Guernsey’s political system
  • A strong commitment to achieving excellent outcomes for the community

The panel will meet monthly for six months. Time commitment is about 4-5 hours a months for members and 8-10 hours for the Chair.

The roles are voluntary, no remuneration.

To express an interest, write to setting out why you would like to join the panel on no more than two sides of A4. Outline what you would bring to the review and include your preference for being a member of the panel or the Chair.

Further information

Previous panel’s recommendations for Guernsey in 2019

Jersey has just published its pay review. They have a different system based on an independent reviwer rather than a panel, but the issues are similar.
Recent recommendations for States Members Pay in Jersey from an independent reviewer
‘Who decides States Members’ pay? – States Assembly of Jersey podcast with independent reviewer, Jennifer Long.


Closed: Friday 1 December 2023



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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