Research and Project Officers
The Research and Project Officers are responsible for producing evidence-informed, expert, wide-ranging research and advice to senior officials, States Members and the Assembly’s Panels and Committees, to improve decision making by the States Assembly and Senior Leadership Team of the States Greffe.
This should serve to increase trust and public engagement with the Island’s parliament as well as enhance Jersey’s legal and political frameworks, international reputation, and public services.
There are a number of Research and Project Officers in the Department, split across different departments in the States Greffe, including Chamber & Members’ Support and Committees and Panels.
Here's some of the job specific outcomes:
Undertake high-quality objective research into complex legislation, policy and topical matters to inform the work and improve the decision making of a range of senior colleagues, individual States Members, the States Assembly and its Panels and Committees, and the knowledge of the wider public.
Give presentations, write briefing papers, reports, Freedom of Information responses, question plans, speeches, news releases and website and social media content to communicate research outcomes in formats appropriate to the requirements of each individual project or piece of work.
Lead on or engage with inquiries and project work associated with either the States Assembly’s Committees and Panels, Members’ Support or Digital & Public Engagement, adding valuable research expertise to deliver on departmental and political objectives.
Manage a dynamic day-to-day workload in a highly professional and efficient manner, meeting deadlines, completing (and delegating where appropriate) all necessary administrative tasks and ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements, to ensure effective service delivery and attainment of personal and departmental objectives.
Please find the full job description and link to apply HERE. Closing date is on Wednesday 29 March.
Rosalyn is one of our Research and Project Officers at the States Greffe. Find out more about her experience in working in the role:
"When I moved to Jersey, I wanted to find a role where I felt like my day-to-day work had an impact on all aspects of Island life. This is something I feel every day with the work I carry out at the States Greffe - everything we do is with the objective of making Islanders’ lives better.
Working in Scrutiny feels like a true privilege, as all members involved are working to ensure that the policies government create can be the best possible, as well as giving the public a voice to express their opinions and have their say.
As a Research and Project Officer, day-to-day tasks are very varied (which keeps the working day fun!). The role includes building relationships with States Members, undertaking research to prepare briefing papers, minute taking, liaising with ministerial departments, attending hearings and briefings as well as providing other general support to our Scrutiny Panel.
All colleagues in the States Greffe are friendly, welcoming, and approachable – they’re always happy to help me with any questions I have. Something that struck me as great from the beginning is the team spirit. There is an underlying sense that everyone is there to support you when you need it. At the States Greffe you really feel part of a team.
I have learnt so much about many aspects of the political system, research, administrative elements and much more in the short period of time that I have been in my role, and I am very excited to continuing learning and gaining further skills. The office is an environment where you can continue learning and enhancing your skills every day – you don’t need to be a master at all things politics from day one.
At the States Greffe there is an opportunity to participate and assist in varied projects, from question time with candidates during election period to supporting the Digital and Public Engagement Team, webcasting the States Meetings and Chairing meetings. There is always time made for continual development and self-improvement."