Careers at IPSA

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. 

Chair

Two days per week – salary of £700 per day

Applications close on 19 April 2021.

IPSA was created in 2009 as the world’s first independent regulator of MPs’ expenses and business costs, and now also sets MPs’ pay and pensions. We play a vital role in the UK’s Parliamentary democracy, ensuring the rules for MPs’ remuneration are fair, workable and transparent, and command public trust.

Our focus has now shifted to providing a simpler and more supportive service to MPs and their staff. We are seeking a Chair who can lead our organisation through a programme of transformation requiring cultural change, technological improvement and process redesign.

The new Chair will be an experienced senior leader, credible at board level, with the ability to set strategic direction and ensure delivery and to lead a customer-focused organisation through organisational change.

The Chair will need to demonstrate political awareness and an understanding of the role of the regulator. They will bring the ability to work collaboratively and have a track record of managing a diverse range of stakeholders with tact and discretion. They will be able to grasp complex issues and explain decisions to the public.

The Chair will be able to maintain personal integrity, independence and resilience in the face of competing demands and media scrutiny, and to command the confidence of the public and of MPs of all parties.

This is a unique moment in IPSA’s life and the Chair will have an opportunity to deliver lasting change and contribute personally to the future of our democracy.

For further information about the role, and to download the candidate pack, visit the Veredus website.


MP Support Services Officers

Two permanent full-time roles – salary of £28,535

Applications close on 14 April 2021.

We are seeking to appoint two MP Support Services Officers who will act as the first point of contact and provide high-quality customer service for a group of up to 170 MPs and their staff.

The role involves supporting MPs in the administration of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses in order to ensure compliance with our principles, rules and processes.

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic, organised and self-motivated individuals seeking an opportunity to work in an organisation currently undergoing transformational change, where every day is different.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • customer service skills and experience

  • oral and written communication skills

  • good attention to detail and the ability to effectively present information to key stakeholders and colleagues across the organisation.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a covering letter with a 200-word response to the question "why do you think the independent regulation of MP’s expenses is important" to HR@theipsa.org.uk.

Read the full job description and further details of how to apply.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As such, please ensure your CV and cover letter does not contain any personal details which could identify you.

We will be interviewing throughout the application window. We reserve the right to close the advert early depending on the volume of responses. We are open to discussing flexible working. By applying you confirm you have the right to work in the UK and have read our privacy policy.


Validation Officer

Fixed-term, full-time – salary of £27,000

Applications close on 14 April 2021.

We are seeking to appoint a Validation Officer who will validate expenses in accordance with the Scheme of MP’s Staffing and Business Costs to ensure compliance with our principles, rules and processes and who can communicate decisions effectively to MPs and their staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, organised and self-motivated individual seeking an opportunity to work in an organisation currently undergoing transformational change. You will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach is applied to the validation of MPs staffing and business costs. You will be able to work independently and collaboratively with teams across IPSA.

Read the full job description and further details of 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 HR@theipsa.org.uk.

Your covering letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience matches the job description and person specification. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

As such, please ensure your CV and cover letter does not contain any personal details which could identify you.

We will be interviewing throughout the application window. We reserve the right to close the advert early depending on the volume of responses. We are open to discussing flexible working. By applying you confirm you have the right to work in the UK and have read our privacy policy.

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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