We’re hiring! Are you highly organised with an eye for detail and the ability to switch tasks to meet demands?

Job title: Business Development Officer
Organisation: Jersey Finance Limited
Reports to: Regional Head – Western Markets
Based in: Jersey

Jersey Finance has a vacancy for a Business Development Officer. Reporting to the Regional Head – Western Markets, you will support the Business Development Team in promoting Jersey as an international finance centre, as well as supporting Jersey Finance Member firms in encouraging and developing business. You will also work with colleagues across all functions, Jersey Finance Members and stakeholders. So, if you have a great attitude and enjoy organising others, we want to hear from you!

Background to Jersey Finance
Jersey Finance is a non-profit making organisation formed in 2001 to represent and promote Jersey as an international financial centre of excellence.

We are funded by members of the local finance industry and the Government of Jersey, and have offices in Jersey, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai; representation in London and a virtual office in Shanghai.

We are a central contact for journalists and anyone connected with the finance industry, both locally and internationally, as a source of comment, industry news and information.

We provide tools and resources that create opportunities for our finance industry professionals to successfully promote their individual organisations, products and services.

We actively represent the finance industry’s needs and concerns with regards to legislation, regulation and other key areas of innovation that can enhance our jurisdictional product and services offering.

Job purpose
The post holder will primarily be responsible for supporting members of the Business Development Team in their role of promoting Jersey as an international finance centre and of supporting Jersey Finance and Member firms in their efforts to encourage and develop business.

Working relationships
In addition to the Business Development Team the post holder will work with:

  • Colleagues across all functions and organisational levels of Jersey Finance
  • Jersey Finance Members and stakeholders including the Government of Jersey
  • External Suppliers

The principal accountabilities of the role are as follows:

  • Provide administration support and diary management to members of the Business Development Team
  • Responsibility for arranging meetings with gatekeepers and high-level contacts within Member firms
  • Ensure necessary records are maintained that can readily provide current, accurate and accessible information

Primary duties and responsibilities

The principal accountabilities of the role are as follows:

  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with correspondence and phone calls where appropriate
  • Preparing reports, presentations and correspondence including coordination of management reporting for the Business Development function
  • Managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments
  • Coordinate all travel arrangements regionally to include booking flights, hotels, transfers, taxis etc and arrangement of visas
  • Consideration of budgets prior to booking travel and/or activity.
  • Collating and filing expenses ensuring adherence to and enforcement of Jersey Finance policies
  • Provide administrative support in the development and delivery of a regional events programme including conferences, seminars, round tables and breakfast briefings in consultation with the Jersey events team
  • Support the development and maintenance of our CRM system which is the core operating system for the Business Development function.  Specifically, this will involve ensuring all activity, key contact information and opportunity data is managed in real-time

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • A good understanding of the financial services industry and ideally some experience of working in an international organisation
  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Competent/experienced user of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and ideally some knowledge of project management and CRM tools
  • The ability to switch quickly from task to task to meet demands

Ideal candidate profile

  • This position requires a motivated and highly productive person with excellent organisation,communication, administrative and interpersonal skills with an eye for detail and the ability to work to predetermined budgets and deadlines
  •  IT literacy; with a sound knowledge and competency in using Microsoft Office applications
  • A strong team player, but with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Experience and/or interest in the finance industry would be an advantage

To apply, please submit your CV and a short covering letter supporting your application to:

Allannah Camsell, Office Manager, at Jersey Finance, 4th floor, Sir Walter Raleigh House, 48-50 Esplanade, St Helier JE2 3QB or email allannah.camsell@jerseyfinance.je for more information.