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Alderney job has rush of interest
Alderney beach
Radio 4 described the "beach lifestyle" as one of the benefits

There was a rush of applications for the soon to be vacant role of chief executive for the States of Alderney, after a story on BBC Radio 4.

David Jeremiah, the current chief executive, announced in October that he will retire in February 2010.

He has been swamped with emails since the benefits of the jobs were described as "a beach lifestyle, bracing fresh air and no traffic".

Mr Jeremiah said the job can literally involve doing anything and everything.

He said: "It entails virtually everything that can crop up in a small government and I think that's something that takes people by surprise."

It ranges from important strategic decisions that have an important effect on people's lives, and can involve a great deal of money, to whether to remove some wild chickens from an area near the airport.

He said: "The main perk, I think, is the opportunity to live on an island which by anyone's standards is absolutely beautiful."

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