A TOTAL of 27 candidates have applied for the interim government chief executive role.
Ten of these are Jersey residents, with a further two working internationally but with connections to the Island.
Candidates applied from as far afield as Canada and Australia.
The search for an interim head of the civil service follows the resignation of government chief executive Suzanne Wiley in March.
Two recruitment firms were used in the process, with Thomas and Dessain handling candidates with a connection to the Island and UK-based firm Gatenby Sanderson looking after the international candidates and UK market.
Chief Minister Kristina Moore had previously stated that she would be pushing for local candidates to take on the £250,000 role as ‘there is a benefit to understanding our unique Island, our governance and constitution, as well as respecting our culture, heritage and traditions’.
The next stage in the recruitment process involves a technical assessment, a psychological assessment and a final panel interview for a shortlist of five candidates.
The final selection is expected to be confirmed within the coming weeks, once contractual details have been confirmed.
Deputy Moore said: ‘I am really encouraged by the interest in this role, which demonstrates Jersey’s global presence and the attractiveness of working in our government.’
She added: ‘I am particularly encouraged by the applications that have been submitted from Islanders. They have demonstrated both their passion for our community and the talent we have here in Jersey.’