Jenny Tasker

Jenny Tasker

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Jenny Tasker

  2. AGE
  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    St Peter Port

  4. OCCUPATION
    Volunteer, Victim & Witness Support Service; Secretary, Friends of the PEH, Friends of the Priaulx Library; Parish Constable and Douzenier; Secretary, Baubigny Schools’ Committee; Mother’ UnionDiocesan Trusteeesan

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    election2020@jennytasker.gg

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    http://www.jennytasker.gg

  7. Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?
    Yes, between September 2005 (Bye election) and 2012, also non-States member on Audit Commision and its successor PAC, IDC and Home Departments, prior to election to States.

  8. Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
    Home Department, 2005 – 2012; IDC (2005 – 2008) which became Environment Department (Deputy Minister) 2008 – 2012; Education Department, (Deputy Minister) October 2011 – April 2012. PAC, 2005 – 2012

  9. Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?
    Douzenier, 1995 – 2011, 2015 – date; Constable, 2002 – 2010 and 2014 – date. Overseer of the Poor, 2002 – its abolition.

  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?
    Teachers’ Certificate, Open University BA. My role as a deputy Head and then as Headmistress of La Mare de Carteret Secondary School from 1986 – 2001 provided much experience in dealing with budgets, organising meetings, arranging timetables and running many aspects of a school.

  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)?
    Have been a surveyor for Visit Guernsey at Harbour and Airport (2013 – 2016);
    Meeter and Greeter for Cruise Liners (2015 – 2019).
    Special Constable for the Pier and crossing. No work this year!

  12. Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
    No.

  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.
    Work as an executive member of a Teachers’ Union in the UK for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight and being involved in Guernsey as the NAHT representative with negotiations for pay, etc. provided a good deal of experience in dealing with people, legislation and budgetting.

    Channel Islands Co-operative Society Board Member from 1995 – 2002 – Pensions Trustee. Maison St. Pierre, until the year before its closure.

  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.
    Work in the Parish as a Constable. As a MU Branch Leader until branch closed when I became a Diocesan Trustee.

  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?
    Recording of voting electronically.

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
    Integrity.

  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?
    I am able to work collaboratively and recognise the importance of consultation and reaching a consensus decision.

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    A Bronze Accredited Guide. Girlguiding Ambassador. Generally, involved in and supporting people who seek assistance in the Community.