Recruitment Opportunities at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission
The Commission's primary objective is to regulate and supervise financial services in Guernsey with integrity and efficiency, and in so doing help to uphold the international reputation of Guernsey as a finance centre. Operating in a complex, dynamic and unique environment the Commission is conscious that the development of its staff is of paramount importance if it is to maintain its high standard of regulation in the Guernsey finance industry.
The Commission is based in St Peter Port and is able to provide competitive remuneration packages including pension and health care as well as flexible working hours.
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Amelia Falla Graduate Analyst, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
Having studied philosophy at university (with a particular focus on ethics), a career at the Commission struck me as the perfect way to strive to help others; you can experience a true sense of accomplishment from the knowledge that your work is dedicated to the aim of protecting individuals and the Bailiwick from financial misdemeanours through the channels of policy, supervision and enforcement.
Conor Osborough, PhD Deputy Director, Risk and Financial Stability
Having moved from academia in the UK to Guernsey, to enjoy family life, the Commission were quick to recognise the transferable skills that I already had. Leading on projects, critically analysing data, communicating insight to inform decision making, problem solving, mentoring and training others are just parts of my varied role. The supportive nature of the Commission and their commitment to staff training are real benefits.
Peter Ffoulkes Graduate Analyst, Financial Crime
What really stands out for me at the Commission is its culture. Everybody is friendly, approachable and happy to help if you are ever in need. There is no such thing as a silly question and I have felt welcome since my first day.
Alice Loveridge Acting Assistant Director, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
The Graduate Development Programme is an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills; I am doing something different each day which at times can be challenging but, in my opinion, it makes the job a lot more interesting. In addition to being able to move around the Commission during the Programme, there are also opportunities to gain multiple professional qualifications.
Samuel Gibb Graduate Analyst, Banking and Insurance
The Commission will give you responsibility from the moment you arrive; I was fortunate enough to go on an onsite visit to a major bank in my third week here. Another perk for me personally, is that the Commission enables me to pursue a career into two of my main areas of interest: finance and policy.
Stuart Clavey Graduate Analyst, Enforcement
On my first rotation, I was placed in Enforcement, which is as intense as it is interesting and with that combination, no two days are alike which makes for a great working environment. From day one I was entrusted with a whole host of responsibilities and it became clear that I had not joined an organisation that hires Graduates just to serve tea and coffee.
Christian Olivelli Ventura Graduate Analyst, Banking and Insurance
After I graduated from University, I was looking to build a career that allows me to make a difference. Since the financial services industry contributes significantly to the Guernsey economy, I felt that I could make an important contribution by working for the Commission, which provides such crucial public service.
Thomas Collins Senior Analyst, Banking and Insurance
My duties involve me writing reports from on-site visits, analysing regulatory returns and dealing with consumer complaints referred to the Commission. In addition, I have attended an insurance focused training course in Bermuda, where I interacted with regulators from the Bahamas and Samoa, to name a few.
Clara Coleman Analyst, Banking and Insurance
From day one I have worked on a broad spectrum of areas including policy development, financial investigatory work and meeting with senior management at some of the island’s largest firms. Senior members of the Commission see true value in the work that graduates do and this is reflected in the level of responsibility that I was given at such an early stage in my career.
Sebastian Chan Senior Analyst, Banking and Insurance
The Commission needs to react like the rest of industry and understand topical matters in order to secure good regulatory outcomes. Senior management have been very supportive and have tasked me to carry out a number of engagement tasks and reviews. The Commission encourages staff to undertake professional qualifications and provides a lot of hard and soft skill training.
Peter Sserunkuma Business Analyst, IT Project team
When I joined the commission I was impressed to find that I would be working in an organisation that was cutting edge with regards to its IT infrastructure and tools. The work here is varied and interesting due to the nature of regulation within the finance sector. Outside of work, Guernsey also has a lot going for it.
Timothy Waterfield Analyst, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
Responsibility comes from an early stage, having attended an engagement meeting with a licensee in my first week. Other roles and responsibilities include on-site visits to firms, policy development and analysing a variety of financial documents. The true ‘open-door policy’ that the Commission adopts means that I feel I am able to approach senior staff with queries and questions as they arise, which hasreally helped me to learn at a fast pace.
Alexandra Bevis Analyst, Risk and Financial Stability
The Commission has an open and friendly working atmosphere, and you are encouraged to be inquisitive and put forward new ideas from day one. Guernsey is a fantastic place to work; it combines the expertise of an international finance centre with work-life balance, and my commute to work consists of a walk along the sea!
Ben Harding Graduate Analyst, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
No two days are alike, with each task presenting a unique challenge to tackle. Having come from a background of physics, I had little experience or knowledge surrounding the financial sector prior to joining the Programme. Fortunately, the Commission operates and facilitates numerous training courses, both internal and external, which has allowed me to expand my field of knowledge significantly.
Toyosi Akerele Analyst, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
The Commission is dedicated to my professional and academic growth. I am in the process of completing my CFA UK Investment Management Certificate and am an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, both of which the Commission fully supports. I would highly recommend the Graduate Development Programme to anyone interested in finance and looking to gain in-depth experience in a jurisdiction that is at the forefront of financial innovation.
Eliot Gallienne Analyst, Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
The Commission has an open and dynamic culture, which makes a truly engaging place to work. Not only is Guernsey at the forefront of financial innovation and regulatory developments, but the Island is also a unique and beautiful place to live and work. I would recommend the Graduate Development Programme to inquisitive and proactive individuals, who seek challenging but rewarding work.