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. 

Member of the IPSA Board

Two to three days per month / £400 per day

Applications close at 9:00am Monday 8 November 2021

Play your part in supporting a healthy democracy.

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

IPSA’s focus has now shifted to providing a simpler and more supportive service to MPs and their staff. We are seeking to strengthen our Board with the addition of a non-executive Board Member who can support the Chair as IPSA goes through a programme of transformation requiring cultural change, technological improvement, and process redesign. The new Board Member will support the Chair in setting the organisation’s overall strategy, with a particular focus on people and change as well as digital.

The Board Member will need to bring a proven track record of successful people management and leadership within an organisation of scale and complexity, driving cultural change, building capability and capacity. They will also be able to demonstrate experience of significantly improving the capability and performance of an organisation through the adoption and implementation of digital technology as well as an understanding of modern pay and reward strategies and their positive impact on a workforce.

The ability to forge collaborative and productive relationships with a complex range of stakeholders both internally and externally is essential for success in this role.

This is a unique moment in IPSA’s life, and the Board Member will have an opportunity to contribute to lasting change and have a personal impact on the future of our democracy.

We are determined to ensure that IPSA is representative of the UK as a whole and we welcome and encourage applications from the widest range of people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from suitably qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

Visit the Veredus website for the full role description and information on how to apply.


MP Services Account Manager

Permanent, full-time role.

We are looking for an MP Services Account Manager to provide accurate, consistent advice to our customers, MPs, and their staff. We’re looking for people who can provide comprehensive support to our customers, ensuring their issues are resolved and options considered while ensuring MPs comply with the MPs Scheme of Staffing and Business Costs.

You’ll belong to a great team and your role will be visible across IPSA. Building successful partnerships with others is key. You’ll be the face and voice of IPSA as the first point of contact when MPs and their staff need help, as well as inducting and educating them on IPSA’s systems and processes.

The role offers a significant opportunity to enable change and improvement across the team and supports the achievement of IPSA’s strategic objectives.

If speaking to customers via inbound and outbound calls, responding to emails and building great relationships is your thing, then this is the role for you.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please send us your CV and on no more than one side of A4, describe a time when you’ve had to say no or deliver unwanted news to someone while maintaining a strong, positive, and productive relationship with them. Tell us what the issue was, why you had to say no, what alternatives you offered, how you communicated, the person’s reaction and the impact on your future relationship.

Please send to ipsa.recruitment@theipsa.org.uk.

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.


U4BW (Agresso) System Support Specialist

Permanent, full-time role.

We are looking for a U4BW (Agresso) System Support Specialist following an upgrade to v.7.7 as we look to optimise the system functionality.

The role holder will work across teams and with our customers to design and test systems enhancements and new ways of working. Some of the new projects the role holder will be working on include dynamic forms, workspaces, and APIs. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a new skill set and grow your technical portfolio within IPSA.

You will translate business and customer needs into requirement specifications for submission to our external support provider.

A key element of the role is to help improve IPSA’s financial awareness, control, and management of resources through managing tickets, resolving errors, and troubleshooting issues to evaluate and implement change.

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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