Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Jane Stephens

  2. AGE
    70

  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    St Sampson

  4. OCCUPATION
    Teacher

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    jstephensgsy@gmail.com

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    https://guernseypartnership.gg/

  7. Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?
    2008 to 2012 2016 to 2020

  8. Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
    2008 to 2012 – Pubic Accounts Committee, Housing Department, Legislation Select Committee, Public Sector Remuneration Committee, and Champion for People with Disability 2016 to 2020 – Policy and Resources Committee

  9. Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?
    No

  10. What education, training, qualifications (whether professional or vocational) and experience do you have which would be advantageous in being one of the 38 Deputies representing the people of Guernsey?
    Masters Degree in Education and qualifications in managing schools, educational change, and SEND provision. Past Chair of the Adoption and Fostering Panel, lay member of the Mental Health Tribunal and participant in Tribunal Training. Member of the Guernsey Disability Alliance

  11. What is your present occupation and what other positions have you held in the past ten years either as employee or employer (in the case of present or former States’ members please include outside work done (if any) whilst serving as a member)?
    Deputy for St Sampson’s Parish
  12. Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
    No, I find the role of deputy is a fulltime commitment

  13. Indicate how your qualifications and experience of life generally will bring value to the work of the States in the discharge of all its many functions, governmental, legislative and administrative. Indicate, if you wish, two particular committees where you feel you can make a contribution and which skills and attributes you have which would fit you for such roles.
    I have made a home for my family on Guernsey, supported my husband in running a small local business, cared for relatives in their last years, whilst maintaining a demanding career. So I know about the pleasure and the pressure of life in the Island.

    Working for vulnerable people has given me insight into other people’s experiences. My work as a deputy has been broad, and drawn in housing, and legislation, holding others in Government to account, and recently included bringing balanced budgets to the Assembly, managing our response to Brexit and Covid 19, matching resources to committees’ expectations whilst keeping an overview of social policy and working with the Third Sector.

  14. Give details of any team or project activity in which you have engaged within the last five years where you feel you have contributed to benefitting your employment or community: (a) in your work (b) in your voluntary charitable, sporting or social life.
    Nothing to add to above comments

  15. What is the first thing (if any) you would like to change in the present practices or procedures (not the policies) of the States of Deliberation?
    I would like further consideration of the rule allowing late amendments to policy papers brought to the Assembly as sometimes this practice does not allow members time to fully research the impact of the amendment.

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
    I try to help everyone who contacts me, and I work hard to be understand the options in any decision I am faced with.

  17. Given that matters can rarely be decided unanimously, are you able to respect the majority decision of a team or committee of which you are a member after respectful and informed debate?
    Yes, this is why I joined the Guernsey Partnership of Independents. We have agreed to preserve the consensus system of the Assembly through our independence, but to respect majority votes and get things done.

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    No