Contact: Gemma De Biasi
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 838200
Fax: +44 (0) 1534 838201
Over 130 people - including seven partners and directors, and 39 trainees - work in PwC Channel Islands' Jersey office, located in the bustling town and financial centre of St Helier. That includes staff from Ireland and Scotland, and from as far afield as Portugal, Malta, Canada, the US, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Australia.
We provide our clients with a broad range of Assurance, Advisory and Tax services, advising global and local organisations in all sectors of the financial services industry. The island supports a thriving investment management alternatives industry and is recognised as the European centre for private equity. In addition to financial services, we also work with clients in hospitality, leisure, construction, retail, government, transport and logistics industries.
We're as keen for everyone in the office to be able to have fun as we are for them to enjoy exceptional career development opportunities. Those of a sporting nature can compete in local leagues for our five-a-side football, netball or touch rugby teams. Events organised by our social committee include monthly drinks evenings, trips to the cinema and outdoor theatre performances, paintballing activity days, outings to other Channel Islands and to France, golf days, sailing days - and not forgetting our annual summer and Christmas parties.
The office is a firm supporter of PwC's community affairs agenda, which focuses on education, employability and the environment. Two youngsters from the island - Serina Guthrie, of England's under-18 netball squad and Olivia Higgins, now on a US golf scholarship - are particular success stories from the sporting schools for excellence that we sponsor. We've also sponsored Jersey's Young Musician of the Year competition for 12 years.
We're corporate members of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, have rustled up teams of volunteers to work with environmental charity Jersey Trees for Life, and have matched the funds raised by our staff via swimathons, marathons, the Race for Life, round-the-island sponsored walks and Red Nose day.
In addition, staff can participate in a variety of volunteering opportunities within the local community, and PwC will match your time hour for hour, from autism befriending schemes through to Young Enterprise, as well as environmental regeneration.
Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles and is packed with picturesque beauty, rugged landscapes and rare wildlife. This means you can get away from it all in just a few minutes at the end of every working day. If you really want a change of scenery, popping over to France on the ferry will take just over an hour. Jersey's moderate climate makes lazy days on the beach, early morning surfing, water sports and fishing and alfresco dining an everyday part of island culture for much of the year.
Sport is also a big part of island culture and our sports people have a regular presence on the European stage, as well as competing for the Island Games and Commonwealth Games. Large numbers from the community participate in the island's marathon and annual charity forty eight mile gruelling round the island walk.
Though now much reduced in size, the island still has a farming industry, most famous for 'Jersey Royal' potatoes, but diversifying to meet new market demands. Restaurants take advantage of a wide range of locally grown, often organic produce and freshly caught seafood. Jersey offers world class cuisine, with several restaurants holding Michelin Stars.
The island is divided into 12 parishes, each of which is presided over by an elected Connétable (Constable), who deals with issues relating to civil matters, and a Rector who oversees ecclesiastical affairs.
The island has been self governing since 1204. The legislature of the island is called 'The States of Jersey', members of which are elected by the population. The States comprises The Bailiff who is President of the Assembly, The Lieutenant-Governor, 12 Senators, The Constables of the 12 parishes, 29 Deputies, The Dean of Jersey, The Attorney General and The Solicitor General.
Rural lanes are littered with 'honesty box' vegetable stalls, indicative of the rare safety found within the community, just one of the many factors that make Jersey an excellent location for bringing up families. Other factors include excellent health services and an education service that delivers some of the top exam pass rates in the UK.