Name of Organisation: Jersey Asthma & Respiratory Society

Description of Activities: Providing help and support to those with respiratory conditions

Paid Position: Part-time administrator

Brief Description of Duties: To help with general administration work. 10 hours per week, initially on a 12 month contract with a view to becoming permanent. Salary negotiable. A proven track record in an administrative/secretarial role is essential. Previous experience in fundraising, events and website maintenance would be desirable.

Contact: Please send a CV with covering letter to the Chairperson by e-mail to:- 

Name of Organisation: Stroke Association

Brief Description of Activities: The branch has been established to extend the provision of stroke-related educational, support and advisory services to stroke patients (and those at risk of stroke) in Jersey, together with their families, carers and dependants.

Paid Position: Part Time Fundraising & Operations Assistant

Brief Description of Duties: £15,368 - £19,123 per annum – 28 hours per week. To provide an excellent level of support to our Fundraising and Operations team on Jersey. This role will play an essential part in the delivery of our fundraising activities and operational work whilst also providing excellent customer service to our supporters and volunteers. You will be required to maintain accurate information about our activities and supporters across our databases and to carry out the processing of finances.
You will have experience of undertaking administrative work in an office environment and be comfortable working on your own initiative. You will also possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and hold a track record of working flexibly delivering against the demands of the role. You will need enhanced IT skills, experience in using Microsoft and CRM systems. Five years’ Jersey residency is required. Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact Details: For an application pack, please visit
Closing date: 17th September 2015 at 5pm. Interview date: tbc

Family Mediation Jersey (FMJ) is seeing an increasing number of separating couples and families who want help to sort out their financial and child care issues.
Family Mediation Jersey was re-launched in October 2013. Since then more than 70 families has used FMJ; 60% for both finance issues and child contact; 30% for child contact issues only and 10% for financial issues only.
The number of clients and mediations in the second quarter of this year have increased, in comparison to the first quarter of the year.
Trained mediators help people discuss their problems and differences, helping people to communicate and find solutions through a join decision-making process.
Maurice Dubras, newly-elected Chairman of Family Mediation Jersey, said: “There is clearly an increasing desire for islanders to use the service. More people are coming through our doors wanting help to improve their home and family situations in a more amicable way. Mediation is one of the best means of sorting out problems between spouses and separating couples. This is particularly so when children are involved.
“If parties are able to reach agreement rather than having an order imposed by the courts, the arrangements are more likely to continue. Parents are more likely to be able to co-parent their children effectively. This in turn leads to less stress for everyone and fewer problems for parents in employment for example and children in their education. Mediation can also generally have a more positive impact on one’s health and wellbeing.”
The not-for-profit organisation was set up in 1999 by Advocate Marian Whittaker, who chaired the organisation and oversaw its development. FMJ is affiliated to National Family Mediation and is supported and grant-aided by the Judicial Greffe and the Health and Social Services Department.
Islanders can contact this voluntary and confidential service directly. They can also be referred from CAB, lawyers, the court and other Jersey agencies and charities.
One FMJ client said: “I decided to undertake mediation to help our child, to make things less stressful and generally reduce conflict between us. We received help and friendliness in what wasn’t a particularly easy situation. My view was heard, we reached agreement, saved on legal/court fees as well avoiding a court dispute and our child was helped.”
Couples are first seen individually. There are then joint sessions which usually last about 90 minutes. Depending on the situation, between one and five sessions may be needed.
Fees for mediation are calculated on a sliding scale. Some FMJ clients are not required to pay anything. This maintains the organisation’s aim of enabling all islanders to access mediation services, regardless of their means.
For more information, please contact Paul Berks, Manager, Family Mediation Jersey on 638898 or by email to