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EMPLOYMENT
I'm thinking of
changing my job,
by KATE ALLAN
RECRUITMENT MANAGER,
Rowlands Recruitment
what job opportunities are there
around at the moment?
Many people feel that the best measure of the recruitment years administration experience is constant. The funds
market is reading classified adverts in the JEP. Although it industry in Jersey has seen dramatic growth over the past
is certainly an indicator it does not tell the whole story and few years and the number of vacancies reflect this,
many times, when our recruitment company has been particularly private equity funds, property funds and
particularly busy with new and newly created vacancies, hedge funds. The need here is on both the administration
the voices of gloom are predicting a poor market! For the and the accounting side.
past two years vacancies in terms of numbers have been
fairly consistent – very high levels throughout the finance In Jersey there are a number of other areas of opportunity
sector and from our figures only approximately 4 % of the in the more traditional accounting roles – client
positions we have available accounting, audit and to a
ever appear in the local paper. lesser degree management
Whilst the media often focus accounting. Specialist IT skills
on the number of are also in demand in
redundancies being particular for those with
announced, the reality is many particular infrastructure or
companies are experiencing software knowledge.
increased growth resulting in
new and exciting job Interestingly, the way many
opportunities. organisations are recruiting
has changed over the past two
At the time of writing this we years. Rather than responding
have positions in all of the to the needs of the business by
following areas: Accounts, recruiting the best person
Banking, Securities, Risk & available at the time for the
Compliance, Insurance, Trust, role, the standards are set very
Employee Benefits, Customer high and most organisations
Services, Distribution, will operate without filling the
Company Secretarial, Filing, role rather than take someone
Business Development, on that may not be exactly the
Human Resources, Investment type of person they are
Services, Legal, Project seeking. Many companies are
Management, IT, Fund adopting a more formal
Administration . These span recruitment process to ensure
from entry level positions to the person they recruit
senior level director roles. matches the competencies,
Your recruitment company can offer confidential, free aptitude and attitude required by, not only the job itself,
advice on what positions are available which could be but also the culture of the company.
suitable for you. They will also advise what steps you
would need to take to secure your ideal role. The job market in Jersey is currently fluid and dynamic
with a large number of opportunities in front, back and
Obviously there are niche areas within the finance sector middle office across all levels. As well as checking the
where demand for staff is greater. Private Client and local press, looking at the websites of recruitment
Corporate Trust for example are areas where the request is companies will give you a very good indicator of what job
most often for formally qualified individuals with 3 – 5 opportunities there are around at the moment.
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