Jersey's Chief Executive Charlie Parker has agreed to resign from his position it has been announced.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Parker confirmed that he is stepping down from his role after it emerged that he had a £50,000 second job as a non-executive director that had not been approved by the States Employment Board (SEB).
Senator John Le Fondré has confirmed that the SEB met today to discuss the matter. The Chief Minister himself is currently facing mounting pressure over his own position, with a vote of no confidence in his leadership set to be debated tomorrow (Tuesday 10 November.) In his letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Parker says, that he has "tried to find a way through" the events of the last week.
It comes after Senator Sam Mézec and Deputy Montfort Tadier resigned from their roles as Minister for Children and Housing, and Assistant Minister for Economic Development over Senator Le Fondré's handling of the situation.
In response to the vote of no confidence over Senator Le Fondré's leadership as Chief Minister, Mr Parker says he is dismayed by the decision.
Mr Parker said he hoped that "disruption caused by his departure would be kept to a minimum." He said that he will continue in his post for as long as the Government requests.
In a statement, the Chief Minister has paid tribute to Mr Parker's work over the past few years.
But Senator Kristina Moore says, despite Charlie Parker's decision to resign, the vote of no confidence in the Chief Minister will still go ahead.