- NAME OF CANDIDATE
Jonathan Le Tocq
- PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
- EMAIL ADDRESS
- MANIFESTO WEBSITE
- Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?
First elected in 2000. Again in 2004. Did not stand in 2008. Elected again in 2012 & 2016.
- Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
In chronological order: Education Council, Overseas Aid (President), Ladies College Governor, Treasury & Resources (Deputy Minister), PSRC (Chair), Home Department (Minister), Policy Council (Deputy CM then Chief Minister, P&R (External Affairs Minister), States Assembly & Constitution Committee (SACC)
- Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?
- 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?
Graduate & post-grad qualifications – philosophy, theology, French, music.Trained in accountancy when working for U.K. government in tax.
Fluent French speaker. Teaching, training and lecturing experience.
Helped establish, served on and chaired several third sector, charity and not-for-profit boards of agencies and organisations both locally and overseas.
Focus on leadership development, conflict resolution and change management.
- 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)?
Until 2012 full-time Senior Minister & team leader at the Rock Community Church – currently still p/t in consultancy capacity focused on training and leadership development (mainly francophone world).
- Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
Yes. My responsibilities are flexible and manageable, plus I believe they keep me in contact with the real world.
- 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 worked with people from all backgrounds and walks of life during my career. I am a trained and experienced communicator and negotiator. I help build bridges.My ministry roles have involved me in the leadership of volunteers and often towards a change of culture. Government should be more businesslike but ultimately it is not like a business as we need to engage the whole community.
I am happy to work in situations where such skills complement a team of others. Main focus: Justice, Home Affairs, Education, Social Policy, Employment and areas requiring transformation.
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.Helped foster better relationships between Guernsey and France. Promoted Victor Hugo links and the Hauteville House project.Mentoring and training a new generation of leaders in charity, third sector and church environments. Engaged regularly with those in our community who feel they are not heard or marginalised.
Helped identify and encourage several new candidates in this election.
- 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?
1. Speeding up of processes (eg. capital projects) which have become cumbersome
2. Less legislating and codifying which is inappropriate for our size of community and unlikely to be fully enforceable
3. Streamlining of committee system (some could be reduced to 3 members + 2 non-States members) and more disciplined debate in the chamber.
- What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
Engagement with all types of people.
- 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. I have lived and proven thus.
- Any other comments you wish to add:
We need a mix and balance of skills in the Assembly. The ability to work with others of differing views on a committee – in a civil manner – is essential.Also experience and new blood. I bring one and help to encourage the other.