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New Staff Bank Arrangements - States of Alderney

As of 1 July 2014

A review has been carried out of the current staff bank arrangements to make the process clearer and simpler in future.

If you are currently registered with the Staff Bank or would like to be included for casual employment in future, please read on.

What is the Staff Bank?

The staff bank is a pool of people who have identified themselves as available for casual work opportunities with the States of Alderney as and when opportunities arise. These are largely, but not exclusively, manual work opportunities within the States Works Department.

Why are the arrangements changing?

We want to simplify the process for you by removing the requirement to fill in application forms which can put some people off. We also want to change the focus from a list of names to a list of skills that people can provide. In this way, we can approach people who have the necessary skills as and when opportunities arise.

Who can go on the staff bank?

You can apply to be included on the staff bank if you are:

i) Unemployed and registered with the Job Centre;

ii) Employed but wish to do extra work from time to time;

iii) A student in the holiday period.

How do I get on the staff bank?

The process is easy and requires no form filling. There are two ways to get your name on the list depending on circumstances.

If you details are already with the States please do follow the steps below to confirm that you still wish to be considered.

Please call Liz Sumner on 822811 to confirm your details.

If Liz already has a record of your skills, experience and availability, she will tell you that you need to do nothing more.

If Liz needs to find out more about your skills, she will make arrangements to talk to you about what you can offer. This will take about 15 minutes and you will not be required to complete any paperwork.

Please call Sue Price on 822816 to confirm your details.

If Sue already has a record of your skills, experience and availability, she will tell you that you need to do nothing more.

If Sue needs to find out more about your skills, she will make arrangements to talk to you about what you can offer. This will take about 15 minutes and you will not be required to complete any paperwork.

If you are unemployed and registered with the Job Centre

If you are in full time or part-time employment and wish to be considered for casual work.

Once the process is complete, the States will have a list of names together with skills and availability which will be used in future.

What if I am already on the bank?

You simply need to quickly call Sue or Liz as noted above and confirm that you are still happy to be considered and this will enable them to confirm that they are aware of your skills and availability.

What happens then?

As opportunities arise, potential workers will be called in advance on the basis of the skills on the list.

Will I be able to get some training in a casual role?

Yes. Wherever possible, the States will take the opportunity to give you new skills through training in different areas. These can then be added to the list.

Why add employed people to the bank when there are unemployed people?

The staff bank is based on skills rather than simply people. If the States needs a certain skill which is only available with someone who already has a job, they will be contacted. However, if the same skill is available within someone who is unemployed, they will be contacted first.

What do you expect from workers in the bank?

We expect that anyone employed as casual labour will work to the same standards as the rest of States workers. In particular, you will be expected to:

  • Turn up on time;
  • Be in a fit state for the working day;
  • Take instruction from your supervisor;
  • Dress appropriately;
  • Have due regard to Health and Safety.

The key competencies expected are set out on a separate sheet which you will be asked to sign up to before getting any work.

Any breach of this agreement will count against you in future.