Governor-General’s Secretary (GGS)
The Governor-General’s Secretary (GGS) & Clerk to the Privy Council, acts as the Chief Executive Officer for the organization. The GGS provides the Governor-General with legal advice, acts in consultation with the Attorney General’s Chambers, manages all correspondence and matters related to the Privy Council, provides strategic direction through leadership and executive oversight, whilst also representing the Office through written communications, one-on-one meetings, and other occasions as directed by The Governor-General. Responsibilities also extend to operationalizing policies, managing and maintaining the Office, the official residence, heritage buildings and grounds, and hospitality for official functions.
Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary-Corporate
The Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary (Corporate) provides support in the management of Finance & Accounts, Property Administration, Records Management, Library & Museum Services, Procurement & Information Technology, Inventory Management, Transportation Management and the Corporate Services Secretariat.
Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary-Personal
The Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary (Personal) provides direct support to The Governor-General in the exercise of his social duties and community activities; and is responsible for the five operational units under the Personal Establishment of The Governor-General, namely (1) the Executive & Personal Secretariat, (2) Events Management, (3) the Residence of The Governor-General, (4) the House, and, (5) the Landscaping/Grounds and Farm staff. He/she also provides critical support for activities related to The Governor-General’s constitutional, legislative and ceremonial duties; and, has oversight responsibility of the Project Office of The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE).
The Press Secretary is responsible for creating and implementing the communications strategies related to the functions of The Governor-General. He/she provides support in ensuring that The Governor-General and his activities are appropriately highlighted to the people of Jamaica. As part of this duty, He/she answers questions from the media and the general public, while coordinating the creation and distribution of messages, information tools, public statements, fact sheets and press releases on behalf of the Office.
Special Advisor to The Governor-General
The Special Advisor provides the Governor-General with advice that supports and enhances the performance of the Office in all aspects of duty: Constitutional, Ceremonial and Social. He/she liases with Ministries and organizations that provide support to His Excellency, such as the Office of the Prime Minister, Office of the Cabinet, The Jamaica Constabulary Force and Non-Government Organizations and plays a key role in the consistent application This advice is aimed at ensuring constitutional integrity and credibility underscored by consistent judgements and appointments emerging from the Office.
Director- Human Resource and Administration
The Director of Human Resources and Administration has key responsibility in directing the human resource functions of the Office. These are inclusive of but not limited to recruitment and retention, development of job descriptions, training and development, performance management processes, welfare and wellness programs designed to embrace, nurture and demonstrate the Office’s vision of “A culture of excellence through people performance and partnership.”