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Moving to Jersey

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Moving to Jersey

Hi, It is highly likely that my family and I will move to Jersey for work reasons.

We will have to move under the 'essentially employed' category. Can anyone tell me how we go about this. I understand that the job will have to be advertised to make sure a resident cannot fulfil the role. If there is no-one else (which we believe there isn't) how long will it take from application to approval for us to live there. Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Moving to Jersey

It sounds like you would be coming in on a J Cat.In some jobs these used to be for 5 years but it varies whether you are employed by the States, as in teaching, or through employers like the Banks who have a specific allocation of J cats. It is all very confusing until you get here and get your head around it. If the job needs to be advertised it will probably mean in the Jersey Evening Post. States positions are advertised on a Thursday normally. There will then be a reasonable time for applications to arrive following the advert, normally 2 weeks and then there will be a panel drawn up for shortlisting, probably another week or so and then a time between shortlisting decisions and the final interview, you can probably say two weeks. At the interview, if you are offered the job they will agree a starting date to fit in with your resignation terms in your current employment, if you need to resign that is. So, all in all you can say from the time of the advert to interview will be about 5 weeks if they move swiftly or up to two months depending on efficiency of the department that is recruiting. If someone with residential qualifications applies for the position and has the qualifications/experience, they will be in a strong position. If you are offered the job, you would be able to move to Jersey almost straight away. In specific answer to your question, there isn't much to 'go about' really. Once you know the job is advertised just request an applicatrion form and return it and the wheels will start rolling! More often than not, applications are completed on-line.

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2. Re: Moving to Jersey

Also make sure that your accommodation is sorted as you will not be able to rent/purchase at whim.

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Also you will need a large increase in pay - Jersey is a very expensive place to live

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