Skip to content

Thinking of standing? 

A guide for potential candidates
Step 1
If you haven’t already, start with a look through our 'Learn about roles' section. You'll find detailed descriptions of the different roles, including videos of women already in public office in Guernsey talking about their experiences.

Step 2
Make sure you've signed up for our newsletter so we can let you know when vacancies come up. If you are into social media, join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram
Step 3
Let Women in Public Life know you're thinking of standing, we can help! We can keep you informed, build your confidence and save you time

Even if you are just at the very earliest stage, tell us and we'll get in touch. We’re happy to have no-obligation chat to help you think through your options and how we can help
Step 4
Check out our Events section. We aim to hold regular events where you can meet people who already have roles in public office in Guernsey or have particular expertise they can share. Importantly, you'll form bonds with other women on the same journey as you
Step 5
Feel free to make full use of our reports and other resources

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.

Want to learn more about public office vacancies in Guernsey? 

Sign up to our newsletter 

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

Want to learn more about public office vacancies in Guernsey? 

Sign up to our newsletter