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Living and working in Jersey

Overview

A safe place of natural beauty and amazing landscapes, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and has a population of some 90,000 people. It is located 80 miles south of England and 15 miles west of the french coast, and is well served by air and ferry services, being within a convenient hour's flight away from both London and Paris.

The Island has been a self-governing dependency of the British Crown since 1204 and is not technically part of the United Kingdom, though of course the links are many and close. Developed as an international finance centre, Jersey is regulated by robust legislation to protect its reputation and image as a place to conduct business.

Since it is a leading offshore jurisdiction and also physically close to the UK, jobs in Jersey can often be competitive to obtain. However, Hamilton Recruitment is well placed to advise prospective job-seekers who are focused on relocating to the Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Economy

The economy is mainly divided into three separate areas: Finance, Tourism and Agriculture. The largest sector is Finance, which contributes nearly half of the Island's gross domestic product. The Island enjoys a balanced economy with a healthy balance of payments surplus and no external debt. This has facilitated maintenance of low rates of taxation (income tax is 20%, although lower rates apply to certain corporate and trusts). Additionally, there is no capital gains tax, estate duty, capital transfer tax or sales (VAT) tax.

Recreational activities

Jersey’s welcoming climate means that time spent on the beach, playing water sports, fishing and dining out (the Island boasts first-class restaurants with Michelin Stars) form part of the activities that all residents enjoy. Sport also forms a major part of the local culture and, for tourists and islanders alike, Jersey is the perfect place to learn to surf, windsurf, sail and canoe – or simply relax and soak up the scenery. Other popular sports include football, cricket and horse-riding.

Work permits

Nationals for the UK and EU do not require a work permit or visa to enter the Channel Islands. If you are not one of these nationals, you are likely to need a work permit to live and work in Jersey, unless you are a Commonwealth citizen who is admitted on the grounds of UK ancestry. Everyone else will need a skilled worker visa which will be applied for on your behalf by your new employer, once you have provisionally secured new employment.

Finding accommodation

When it comes to accommodation, most employers are annually issued a limited number of "J-Category" housing licences which they can pass on to certain (especially senior) staff to give them access to the otherwise restricted local property rental market. Employees without such a licence rent on the open market, which is more expensive because the housing stock is more limited.

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Jersey Financial Services Commission
Jersey Tourism
Jersey Island
Immigration

Career opportunities

For anyone who wants to further their career with a job in a world-class offshore jurisdiction close to the United Kingdom, Jersey offers excellent potential for both personal and professional development. We encourage you to apply.

 

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