With long sandy bays in the south and rugged cliffs in the north, Jersey is the largest of all the English Channel islands. Despite relaxed culture, the island has a thriving economic scene, offering professionals challenging and interesting work, as well as that much sought after quality of life.
Located 85 miles from the English coast and just 14 miles from the coast of France, Jersey has distinguishing Anglo-French features. Many places bear French names, however the most commonly spoken language is English. Some locals still speak a unique Jersey-French dialogue, however traditionally there is still a loyalty to the British crown. There are several daily flights from the UK to Jersey with the journey flight time being approximately one hour.
With mild winters and cool summers, the landscape of Jersey is admirable and appealing for those wishing to experience a calm and measured lifestyle. Not just famous for creamy milk and their crop of potatoes, the Island of Jersey is also an internationally recognised offshore jurisdiction with 60% of the island’s revenue generated through finance and the support industries. Jersey's finance centre offers qualified professionals an opportunity to work in an environment that is far more relaxed than mainland financial districts. Income tax has remained at a flat rate of 20% for decades.
Jobs in Jersey
Jersey offers its professionals the opportunity to work in smaller teams than many people are used to and therefore they become integral to the business they join. Due to the size of the island, commuting distances are negligible so there’s more time to enjoy outside work pursuits.
Salaries are considerably high and with the favourable tax position UK professionals are roughly 50% better off in real terms. Relocation expenses and temporary accommodation and transport are also included as standard in most packages.