Four Lay Members
House of Lords Conduct Committee
Four Lay Members
Remuneration: £600per day for 6 to 10 days per annum (possibility of more depending on Committee caseload)
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.
To find out more and to apply, click on the link below. For an informal and confidential conversation, please call Duncan Ewart or Jemima Dalgliesh at GatenbySanderson 0113 205 6092.
Closing date: 5pm Friday 28 June
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