We are considering a move to Jersey (DH's company has an office there and there is an opportunity for him) and I am wondering if anyone can tell me what it is like to live there with children? Is there much to do etc? Thank you in advance for any replies/help.
Looking at this unless your husband is classified as an Essential Employee I don't think you can buy at all in Jersey until you have 5 yrs+ residency?
We have friends who live there. It seems like a really nice lifestyle and it's a beautiful island but they get frustrated by a) parochial politics and b) cost and availability of everything.
Anecdotally secondary education is an issue with many people choosing to send their kids to boarding school on the mainland. It's either that or pay overseas student fees at 3rd level as normal UK fees don't apply.
I don't know enough about it I'm afraid - I think if your company is prepared to sponsor you as "essential" then the nature of the job is irrelevant. They have to prove that they couldn't recruit a suitable candidate locally. I think you are tied to that company for a period of time though 5-10 yrs? If you leave your status goes with it.