Non-Executive Director

Jersey Water

Location We are looking for one local NED, based in Jersey and the second can be local or non-local. Meetings will be held in Jersey.
Salary £22,000 gross, per annum.
Team Board of Directors
  • Closing: 10:44am, 20th Dec 2022 GMT

Job Description

Non-Executive Director – Candidate profile

Jersey Water is a purpose-driven, values-lead Company going through a period of intense transformation.  We are looking for candidates with the passion and skills necessary to support the organisation through an exciting period of change; ensuring Jersey Water continues to meet the needs of our Island community now and for generations to come.

Experience and skills

We are recruiting for two new Board members, one to join our Audit Committee who must have a strong financial awareness and for the other role, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate expertise in one or both of the following areas:

o   People, culture and organisational change – this is important as we are mid-way through a business transformation programme focussed on building resilience in our people, systems and processes.

o   Sustainability – we are looking for an NED to support our sustainability strategy and champion this area of our work.

All candidates must also be able to demonstrate substantially the following attributes:

-         Demonstrable strategic leadership experience.

-         Experience of operating at board (executive or non-executive) or near board level within a commercial or similar organisation of comparable size and complexity.

-         Ability to work as an effective Board member, read and critically appraise complex board papers and contribute to high level debate with an independent perspective, objectivity and balance.

-         Ability to marry the financial drivers of a commercial business with the need to maintain public trust and integrity in the delivery of essential public services.

-         Understanding and experience in the range of disciplines that underpin corporate performance including planning, financial control, information technology, health & safety, operational resilience, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement and customer service.

-         Sound knowledge of financial reporting and commitment to effective corporate governance, risk management & sustainability.

-         A thorough understanding of the political, commercial, and social context of operating in Jersey.

-         Well-developed communication skills with the capability to constructively challenge, support, influence and inspire others.

-         Established interpersonal skills with an inclusive and collaborative approach to meetings and decision making.


-         A strong & demonstrable personal commitment to Jersey Water’s values: We Care, We are Ambitious, We Work together and to the principles of public service (Nolan Principles): Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.

Personal qualities

-         Friendly, positive, and outgoing disposition and natural team player.

-         Self-aware with strong emotional intelligence and empathy.

-         Well organised and self-motivated with a continuous improvement mindset.

-         An open and enquiring mind and well-developed problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly understand complex issues.

-         Calm and considered under pressure.

-         Politically aware.

-         Preference will be given to candidates who are ordinarily resident in Jersey.

Independence criteria

-         Candidates must meet the criteria for independence set out in The UK Corporate Governance Code, provision 10.

Statement on diversity

Jersey Water is committed to valuing diversity and to equality of opportunity for employment, career, and personal development. We believe that people from different backgrounds bring perspectives and skills that create fresh ideas, thinking and approaches which make the way work is undertaken more effective and efficient.  We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We are committed to continuous improvement in this space.  Our new Board Members will help inform this journey.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 20th Dec 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 20th Dec 2022