House of Commons Inquiry Manager

Location
London
Salary
£25,000
Posted
26 Jun 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Graduate
Hours
Full Time

Select Committees scrutinise Government Departments, for example their administration, spending and policies, and carry out other scrutiny work. Based in one of the Committee teams you will learn about Select Committees and the fundamental aspects of how Parliament works.

Working in an inclusive environment, you will develop your skills in a wide range of areas, including drafting briefing material, providing swift, accurate, impartial and authoritative advice to others and helping to support the day to day running of a Committee.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Support Committee inquiries. This could involve: drafting questions and briefing material, writing sections of reports, helping to make arrangements for Committee visits. Identifying topics and planning an inquiry programme, identifying potential witnesses and organising meetings and hearings. Liaison with external advisers.
  • Support the work of the Chair of the Committee, for example drafting responses to correspondence or preparing speaking notes.
  • Providing support to Committee Members, including responding to specific questions and providing oral briefings.
  • Attend all Committee meetings relevant to the inquiries you are managing,
  • Develop and/or maintain a thorough understanding of your Committees’ subject areas, together with contacts and networks.
  • Undertake research in areas of interest to the Committee, analysing previously published material and consulting experts in the relevant fields.

About you:

  • Ability to acquire knowledge rapidly in unfamiliar areas.
  • An understanding of how to research and organise material from a range of sources and use it to develop well argued, evidence-based conclusions using good judgement.
  • The ability to explain complex information clearly, impartially and succinctly to a non-specialist audience.
  • The ability to get on with people from all walks of life and the skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people and organisations.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and monitor tasks in a systematic and organised way.
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential information and act in accordance with information security guidelines.

Desirable

  • An understanding of the work of Parliament and the process of policy formation within a political environment.

 

Benefits:

• A starting salary of £25,400 pa

• 36 hour working week (some evening work may occasionally be required)

• 28 days annual leave + public holidays

 

Successful candidates will need to undergo UK Government security clearance in order to gain full access to parliament.  You must meet the residency requirements for this check.  You must also be eligible to work in the UK without requiring visa sponsorship.

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