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Our people are our greatest asset. 

It is a real challenge to regulate and support 650 MPs and more than 3,000 of their staff.  

We need people with the skills, resilience and drive to make our work a success. 

We want IPSA to be a diverse and inclusive high-performing organisation. To do this we recruit, retain and develop people with a broad range of skills and experience from all backgrounds.

If you share our values, we want to hear from you. 

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You demonstrate excellent judgement.  

You can influence people. 

You understand our aims and values and want to help us achieve our goals. 

Senior Policy Adviser

Permanent, full-time role.

Applications close on 24 September 2021.

We are looking for a policy professional to join a small yet impactful policy team. Our work is vital to the delivery of IPSA’s ambitious corporate plan and aims to make sure that the regulatory scheme is fit for purpose, futureproofed and meets the needs of MPs and their staff. In addition to providing policy advice to IPSA Board and colleagues, the Senior Policy Adviser will contribute to key regulatory reviews and plays a key part in ensuring that policy development is robust and evidence-based.

This role sits within IPSA’s policy and engagement function. The Senior Policy Advisor will lead on important and potentially high-profile policy work, including contributing to a comprehensive review of the Scheme of MPs’ Staffing and Business Costs. They will be viewed as an organisational expert on a range of policy issues and will have frequent contact across IPSA teams and with the IPSA Board and senior managers in providing advice and recommendations, as well as with senior external stakeholders. They will contribute to the development of IPSA’s future regulatory approach, including consideration of alternative frameworks and tools.

You will have a strong understanding of the policy development process and previous experience of working in a policy role. You will be able to formulate policy options and recommendations, taking complex factors into account.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter of a maximum of 400 words to ipsa.recruitment@theipsa.org.uk. Your covering letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience matches the job description and person specification.

IPSA welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Please ensure your CV and cover letter does not contain any personal details which could identify you. Please remove any reference to your:

  • name and title

  • educational institution names

  • age and gender

  • email address

  • postal address and telephone number

  • nationality and immigration status

Read the full job description and more on how to apply.

As well as your basic salary we have a substantial package of core benefits, including: 

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to a maximum of 30 days with experience

  • season ticket loan

  • membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme 

  • occupational sick and maternity pay

  • a culture of inclusion and diversity

  • flexible working

We know that our success depends on the quality of our people and are committed to continuous learning and professional development.  

Our offices are based in Central London, opposite Covent Garden.

By applying you confirm that you have the right to work in the UK, and have

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are looking for people with a range of skills, experience and knowledge.

We have BAME, Green and LGBT+ networks to celebrate and promote equality, diversity and sustainability. 

If you have a disability, please let us know if we can make any adjustments to enable you to apply for a role.

If you would like to apply for any of our advertised roles, please ensure your CV and cover letter does not contain any personal details which could identify you.

Please remove any reference to your:

  • name and title

  • educational institution names

  • age and gender

  • email address

  • postal address and telephone number

  • nationality and immigration status

We may be unable to consider your application if you do not follow these guidelines.

When you submit your application via email to our HR team your name and email address will be visible only to them and not those who will conduct the shortlisting. Our HR team will contact you if you have been shortlisted.

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