Culturally rich in history and a landscape steeped with natural beauty, Guernsey offers a peaceful yet cosmopolitan lifestyle with also competitive employment opportunities within the offshore market. This makes for a much sought after quality of life. Sailing is a particular feature of life on the Island.
Located 75 miles from the English coast and just 30 miles from the coast of France, Guernsey boasts a harmonious lifestyle. With impressive employment statistics, Guernsey has an entrepreneurial spirit. It has a population of approximately 60,000 people. Though close to France, Guernsey is English speaking. The island is accessible by air and sea from the British and French mainland.
The island is an internally self-governing dependent territory of the Crown that is not part of the United Kingdom. Local authorities make their own laws and oversee all internal administration, fiscal and social policies. In turn this means that all tax is controlled and is positioned at a favourable banding for corporate and personal investors.
Jobs in Guernsey
Many large organisations and smaller boutique firms exist in Guernsey and as a result the island offers its professionals the opportunity to work in smaller teams than they are used to and therefore become integral to the business they join. They will also work closely with their clients in an environment where they will be treated as a valued member of the team.
Due to the size of the island, commuting distances are negligible which mean there is more time to enjoy outside work pursuits. The island has a thriving social community and it is easy to make friends in a place where there are so many likeminded people keen on socialising and also their careers.
Salaries are uniformly high and with the favourable tax position. UK professionals can in some cases be 50% better off in real terms. Relocation expenses and temporary accommodation and transport are also included as standard in most packages.
Housing can be limited in Guernsey. However for the best professionals, employers will sure that there is a good range of affordable property available.