Overview

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Recruitment of an external non-executive Member of the Parliamentary Safety Assurance Board

We are seeking to recruit an external member of the Parliamentary Safety Assurance Board (PSAB). The board has been recently strengthened to provide proactive strategic direction for health and safety, fire safety & food safety.

You will work with PSAB and particularly the Head of Parliamentary Safety to help improve the leadership, commitment, responsibility and accountability for health and safety risk management in the Houses of Parliament.

We have a surprisingly wide and complex safety risk portfolio. To bring the independent perspective sought by PSAB, you will need to have significant experience in dealing with the challenges and issues which arise in a complex organisation which is seeking to improve safety risk management.

You need to be comfortable in a challenging role and able to scrutinize performance. You will have a practical, pragmatic approach to managing significant health and safety risks – we are particularly interested in hearing how you have helped to improve the safety culture of a diverse workforce and broken down silos thinking which had impacted on successful safety risk management.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) principles are at the heart of Parliament’s approach to being a well-respected institution and an inclusive environment in which to work and to visit. We are continuing our efforts to increase the diversity of our staff at all levels to reflect the population of London and the UK, as well as to attract the diversity of skills and experience needed to run this complex organisation effectively. We particularly welcome women and minority ethnic candidates to apply for this position and support us in achieving our D&I and corporate strategic goals.

Candidates should not be active members of a political party, and will be subject to restrictions on political activity once appointed. Security clearance is an ongoing requirement of the role as is the right to work in the United Kingdom. Parliament is not able to sponsor visas.

Time commitment and remuneration

The successful candidate will need to be willing to dedicate around 10 to 15 days per year to the role.  This will include meetings/familiarisation visits by arrangement.

Appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension. An annual fee of £9,000 will be paid.

You are invited to apply with a letter of interest and full CV via the House of Commons careers website – https://www.careers-houseofcommons.org