Guernsey

Candidates sought for new lieutenant governor

Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon
Image caption Sir Fabian will stand down when his successor takes over the role in April

The post of Guernsey's lieutenant governor, which comes with a tax-free salary of £105,000, has been advertised.

The post, which would be taken up in April, has been advertised in the Times newspaper by the Ministry of Justice.

Applicants have been told they must have a full and distinguished military career.

Candidates need to apply to Guernsey's Bailiff's chambers for an application pack.

The advert said the island's authorities would decide the appointment, a move away from past appointments, which were made by the Queen from recommendations drawn up by the Ministry of Justice.

Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon, the current lieutenant governor, is due to continue in his post until his successor takes up the role.

The lieutenant governor's main duties are primarily diplomatic and ceremonial.

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