Overview

5 Year Fixed Term                                   3 days a week                         c £100k (FTE, pro rata)

 

The House of Commons was the first Parliament in the world to introduce independent scrutiny of MPs with the establishment of the role of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.  It was set up in 1995 to ensure independent consideration and investigation of allegations against Members.

 

The current Commissioner’s term ends in December 2017 and so the House is now looking to appoint her successor.   Alongside the investigatory remit, the Commissioner is responsible for reviewing the MPs Code of Conduct in each Parliament and making recommendations for any change. This is a demanding role, but is also a unique opportunity to play an active role in building confidence in our parliamentary democracy.

 

The role requires someone with a successful, board-level or equivalent, track record within a complex organisation in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. There is no prescribed background for the Commissioner but your professional track record will inspire confidence in your ability to lead and ensure independent, robust, evidence-based and timely investigations.   Whatever your background you will be able to demonstrate your proven ability to make decisions in complex and sensitive matters as well as show how you have successfully managed relationships with a range of senior stakeholders.

 

Personal qualities will also be important.  You will need strength of character and good judgement and will have the confidence and resilience to work under close parliamentary, media and public scrutiny.

 

For more information about the role please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe33486 or for an informal discussion please contact Katrina Paget on 0207 426 8994 or Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983.

Applications (CV and supporting letter) should be submitted via the GatenbySanderson website by Thursday 1st June 2017.