The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation (GCF) is a local charity that was founded in 2011 by Sara and Nigel Crocker in memory of their daughter Grace. It supports Jersey families with sick children, desperately needing treatment in the UK. During the current COVID-19 crisis, GCF has broadened its objectives to assist families of sick children in Jersey who are experiencing hardship. For more information, please email Family First. The Family First service was established by GCF in collaboration with The Jersey Community Partnership.
Jersey Finance recently announced a three-year strategic partnership with the Foundation. The partnership forms part of the Jersey Community Partnership’s ‘Twinning for Impact: Take the Pledge’ campaign, which aims to encourage firms to ‘twin’ with local charities to support them with human as well as financial resources.
Through the new strategic partnership, Jersey Finance will be providing support to GCF through the wide range of practical skills, knowledge and expertise of its staff, many of whom will assist on a voluntary basis with the ongoing activities of the foundation.Discover more
Jersey Finance is a committed signatory of the Government of Jersey’s eight-point pledge to Put Children First. This means as an organisation we commit to improving the care and upholding the rights of every child in the Island.
Commitments under the eight-point pledge:
- Listen to children and young people
- Support families that need extra help
- Provide children in care with a safe, loving, secure home
- Expand Early Help
- Recruit and retain a professional workforce
- Make it easier to share data and information
- Ensure sufficient funding is available
- Publish clear standards and be held to account for achieving them
Jersey Finance is committed to attracting young people to consider a career in the finance industry in order to grow local talent.
Trident students have been placed at Jersey Finance in the last 3 years
students have taken part in our Life in Finance scheme in the past 5 years
young people engaged with in 2019 through careers fairs, school workshops and presentations in Jersey and the UK
students were placed on work placements with 25 of our Member firms in our 2019 Life in Finance scheme
Jersey’s finance industry continues to make a very positive contribution to Island life and to communities further afield. A great deal of hard work goes on behind the scenes in our Member firms, from community projects and charitable initiatives to sponsorship and environmental programmes. Jersey Finance encourages and promotes this great work, and we ourselves undertake CSR activity too.
Jersey Finance is proud to be part of the Jersey Employer Group, a pan-island steering committee which is exploring ways to build the best Jersey workforce for the future. There are five workstreams:
- Develop a strategic workforce plan for Jersey.
- Develop coaching and mentoring programmes across organisations and sectors.
- Develop an early careers / school engagement strategy.
- Build a clear narrative which markets Jersey as a great place to work.
- Share information and best practice to support the development of diversity and inclusion in leadership.
For more information contact us.
Jersey Finance has signed up to the Institute of Directors Jersey (IoD) Vision Statement in support of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. This means we commit to promoting diversity and inclusion and helping to support the future success of our Island.
Jersey Finance is also represented on The Diversity Network – Jersey.
Jersey Finance is committed to becoming a member of the Government of Jersey’s Eco Active Business Network. This means we commit to delivering at least two actions per year to improve our environmental performance. One of the actions must be an energy or carbon emissions action.Discover More
Jersey Finance is proud to be supporting Crown Agents, a not-for-profit international development organisation that manage large programmes and projects to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity around the world.
Crown Agents have 187 years of history working alongside governments and multilateral organisations to provide expertise in procurement, last mile supply chains, health systems strengthening, and responding to crises.
You can learn more about who Crown Agents are and how they are responding to COVID-19 in our Jersey Heard podcast episode here.
Jersey Finance has a mentoring scheme open to all of its Future Connect Members (Mentees) and other Jersey Finance Members at the Senior Manager level and above (Mentors).
This pilot scheme will run from April to November 2020.
For more information email Karolina Pilcher.
Jersey Finance refreshed its internal corporate values in 2020 to better reflect modern business practices in a future-focussed workplace. Our five corporate values are:
- We are team-focussed
- We are proud to serve
- We champion change
- We care
- We value diversity