Four Lay Members - House of Lords Conduct Committee
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Central Government
Salary: £600 per day for 6-10 days per annum
The House of Lords expects the highest standards of conduct from its Members and it has a robust Code of Conduct, which has recently been significantly revised. The Conduct Committee is a new committee, which has been formed as part of a wider change programme around the way the House deals with broader aspects of Members’ behaviour, including bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct. This will be challenging, often high-profile, work—and the Committee has an essential role to play in securing public confidence in the House.
For these roles, we genuinely wish to encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and from across the country who consider that they can add value to our work. Candidates should bring senior level experience gained within a complex organisation in the public, private or not for profit sector. You will have excellent analytical and decision-making skills, developed in an environment where there are strong and contested views; an understanding of the role of a standards body and the importance of standards in public life would be useful.
Personal qualities will be important, as you must have the confidence and strength of character to manage situations both assertively and sensitively, and also to be resilient. You will need to be comfortable working under close parliamentary, media and public scrutiny, as well as able to show how you have worked effectively with multiple senior stakeholders on a range of complex and sensitive issues.
If you are interested in the well-being of our parliamentary process and want to play a critical part in helping to ensure the public can be confident that Members of the House of Lords are subject to effective scrutiny, then this role will provide a unique opportunity for you to make an impact.
For an informal and confidential conversation, please call Duncan Ewart or Jemima Dalgliesh at GatenbySanderson 0113 205 6092.
- Closing Date 5pm, Friday 28th June 2019
- Shortlist Meeting By Wednesday 17th July 2019
- Final Panel Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July 2019
How to Apply
All applicants are required to provide the following:
- A CV (maximum three sides of A4) including any unpaid or community achievements.
- A short supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential experience criteria as well as showing how you meet the qualities and skills listed and any of the desirable criteria in the Person Specification
- The names and contact details for two referees. These must be people who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for the post and will be expected to have authoritative and personal knowledge of your achievements. References will be taken by telephone on all candidates selected for final interview as soon as the interview arrangements have been made. Referees should be advised accordingly. Please include the details in your CV.
As part of the online application process, you will also be asked to complete:
- A diversity monitoring form. This form will not be disclosed to anyone involved in assessing your application.
- A conflicts of interest form. Please give details of any business or other interests or any personal connections which, if you are appointed, could be misconstrued or cause embarrassment. Any particular conflicts of interest detailed here will not prevent you going forward to interview but may, if appropriate, be explored with you during your interview to establish how you would address the issue(s) should you be successful in your application.
- The political activity declaration. This information will only be provided to the Panel for those applicants selected for interview.
Duncan Ewart: 0113 205 6092