Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees ensures good governance, agrees strategy and reviews updates on progress of JET and Acorn Enterprises.It meets every two months and is in regular contact with the senior management team.  In addition, they communicate with the senior management team on a regular basis and a number of subgroups meet in between board meetings and feed back into the board.  The board have a wide range of skills and knowledge and at least one of the trustees will have first-hand experience of a disability.

Board Members

Helen Ruelle (Chairperson)

Chris Leck (Treasurer)

Lorna Pestana           

Steph de la Cour        

Matt Tabb

Jason Laity

Dan Perkins

Would you like to join our Board of Trustees?

We currently have a vacancy for an independent trustee to join our board.

Do you have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Accountancy
  • Retail
  • Eco-sustainability
  • Education


And, are you:    

  • Passionate about disability and inclusion
  • Passionate about equal opportunities


..then this is the voluntary position for you! 


Trustees of JET are appointed as Directors of the Limited Companies wholly owned by JET, Acorn Enterprises Ltd and Employ Jersey (JET) Ltd. 


We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. Ideally, the prospective candidate would also have a keen interest in both disability issues and employment matters, as well as good interpersonal skills, social awareness and a strong commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment levels required are to attend 8 meetings a year and occasional ad hoc advisory sessions with the management team. This post represents an excellent opportunity for someone to reinvest their experience in a worthwhile charitable initiative.


If you believe you have the skills for this post or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Penelope Shurmer for an informal discussion and application pack on 01534 788900, email


Applications should be received by Friday 14th April 2023.


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