Sarah Hansmann Rouxel

Sarah Hansmann Rouxel

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Sarah Taryn Hansmann Rouxel

  2. AGE
    45

  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    Vale

  4. OCCUPATION
    Current full time Deputy

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    sarah@sarahhr.com

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    www.sarahhr.com

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

  8. Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
    Member of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure (2016 – 2020) States’ Champion for Disabled People (2016 – 2020)

  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?Whilst I believe that every decision we make as Deputies is informed by the whole of our life experience, I will highlight a few areas which I believe have benefited me in my role as Deputy.

    After studying Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town I joined an improvised theatre called TheatreSports. After years of live performance, I moved to directing and Applied Improvisation. Applied Improvisation is used across all sectors from Corporate Team Building and leadership training to soft skill development for medical practitioners. The core skills involved in improvisation are listening and identifying and building on ideas. These I believe are vital for the role of Deputy.

    During my theatrical career, I learnt to examine and research a text. This skill has been directly applicable to the role of deputy when examining policy letters, committee papers and interpreting legislation.

    Policy making is an iterative process and requires the ability to see and connect complex interactions on both a macro and micro level. Years of work in creative workshop design and delivery have helped me to develop this skill which has been helpful in working on policy creation. Empathy is, I believe, a core requirement of being a deputy and should be included on this list.

  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)?
    Current Deputy (2016 – 2020)
    (2010 – 2016)

    Director and founder of Guernsey Improbables, Writer/Director HOGISM (History of Guernsey in Sixty Minutes), Guernsey Arts Commission community workshop facilitator (Baby Arts Club, Reminiscence Arts, Youth Arts Project. Educational Arts Project on Mandela and South Africa

  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.
    Whilst I believe that every decision we make as Deputies is informed by the whole of our life experience, I will highlight a few areas which I believe have benefited me in my role as Deputy.
     
    After studying Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town I joined an improvised theatre called TheatreSports. After years of live performance, I moved to directing and Applied Improvisation. Applied Improvisation is used across all sectors from Corporate Team Building and leadership training to soft skill development for medical practitioners. The core skills involved in improvisation are listening and identifying and building on ideas. These I believe are vital for the role of Deputy. During my theatrical career, I learnt to examine and research a text. This skill has been directly applicable to the role of deputy when examining policy letters, committee papers and interpreting legislation.​
     
    Policy making is an iterative process and requires the ability to see and connect complex interactions on both a macro and micro level. Years of work in creative workshop design and delivery have helped me to develop this skill which has been helpful in working on policy creation. Empathy is, I believe, a core requirement of being a deputy and should be included on this list.

  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.
    (a) In the States I have demonstrated my ability to work as a team, collaboratively with my committee members and other members to raise amendments or requetes.

    (b) In the years working as Community and Education Arts facilitator I have benefited the community.

  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?
    – Work across the States falls into silo patterns because a lack of shared information. I would like all deputies to be able to have induction on each committee mandate regardless of which committee they are a member of. The minutes or agenda of meetings should be available to all deputies in a shared online space. 
    – Online collaboration working areas should be encouraged in order to utilize the tools of modern working practices.
    – Bureaucracy surrounding capital projects should be cut.
    – There should be opportunities for all members to input into scrutinize large policy letters before they are presented to the States. We should bring Green Papers to the Assembly earlier on in the process. This would reduce the length of floor debate on the final policy letter and would have fewer more informed amendments.
    – More non-states members on committees to add expert input from their field.

    – The procedure of how and when consultants are  deployed needs to be streamlined. The reports that they produce are only as good as the questions we ask. There must be clear evidence of the need to deploy consultants and the next steps from any report need to be acted on, instead of sitting on a shelf.

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?Researching complex contentious rights issues and developing social policy.

  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

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    n/a