Your commitment should be rewarded

We know this is a challenging move, which is why we want to reward you well. Along with a competitive salary, you will have access to generous benefits and relocation assistance.

Salaries

Social Worker     £49,801 -  £54,878
Advanced Social Worker     £54,878 - £61,132
Practice Manager     £54,878 - £61,132
Team Manager - Children In Care Team     £61,132 – £67,189


Lower income tax than the UK

In Jersey, you will pay less tax. The standard rate of income tax in Jersey is 20% with up to a maximum of 1.5% for a long-term care fund. However, you may be entitled to reliefs and allowances that reduce your tax bill. You must register for taxes and social security at the Customer and Local Services department as soon as you arrive.

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Social Security (equivalent to National Insurance in the UK)

Social Security contributions for the employee are currently capped at a maximum of £266.52 a month or £3,198.24 a year.

Pension

We’ll make an employer pension contribution of 16%, while the employee contribution is 7.75% (10.10% for uniformed staff).

Annual leave

As a full-time employee, you’ll be entitled to 22 to 24 days leave (depending on the role) plus all of the normal UK bank holidays. We also have an extra day off in Jersey to celebrate Liberation Day on 9th May.

Comprehensive relocation and support package

  • A generous taxable lump sum
  • Key worker housing (subject to availability)
  • Help with finding temporary accommodation, if required
  • Help with finding a home to rent or buy
  • A two-day orientation visit to the island for you and your family
  • Help with finding a suitable nursery or school for your dependants
  • A settling-in package for you and your partner/spouse
  • Removal costs.

Ashore - Your Relocation Partner

Ashore Relocation are contracted by the Government of Jersey to help you move to the island, so that you are supported throughout the process.  They have more than ten years of local experience helping people and families with their move to Jersey.  Ashore understands that although everyone’s needs are broadly the same, you are different, so their services are personalised to suit you.

You will be in safe, expert hands.

Ashore will help you with: 

  • Initial Orientation: showing you around the Island so you can see what Jersey has to offer you.
  • Finding you a Home: from searching and selecting on and off-market rental properties, to agreeing all the paperwork, to getting your utilities set up and liaising with the removal company.
  • Schooling and Nursery: explaining the education system in Jersey and the different catchments areas and helping with your applications to schools and nurseries.
  • The Admin of the move: registering you with Social Security and Income Tax,  importing your car, opening a bank account, registering with the doctor.

When you have accepted your job, Ashore will start with an initial chat to get a detailed picture of all your needs, answer your questions on Jersey and explain how they will be helping you through the process of your move.  Your relocation support includes a two-day Accommodation Visit for you and the family members that are moving to Jersey with you.  Typically, this will be six to eight weeks before your start date.  The aims of the Accommodation Visit are to show you around the island and look at some shortlisted properties. 

Professional development and Training

We are at an exciting time in this process and are embarking on a long term learning and development journey, that includes practice development and career development. This is a collaborative process and you (along with the families and partner agencies we work with) will be able to shape and influence this process.

We have a strong partnership with Research in Practice who provide a range of training and learning events that are designed to increase both knowledge and practice skills. As part of the delivery of the new social work degree course in Jersey, we are also working with Highlands College (in partnership with the University of Sussex) to build a resource library that all social workers will be able to access.

A culture of continuous learning, secondment opportunities and annual appraisals helps to drive and ensure that individual, team and whole organisational learning is a priority.

Discounts on the high street and with local Jersey businesses

As a Government of Jersey employee, you’ll benefit from many discounts: from opticians and beauty therapies to language lessons and health club membership. Please note that these are non-contractual and can change from time to time.