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. 

Payroll Manager

Full-time, 12-month fixed-term. Applications close on 6 June 2022.

As part of the Finance Directorate, we are looking for a Payroll Manager to lead a team providing pay, pensions and other staff costs to MPs and their staff, totalling c.4000 people, as well as IPSA’s people, ensuring MPs access the staffing costs they are entitled to and comply with the rules on spending.

Working with colleagues across IPSA, your shared objective will be to develop, monitor and manage a high-performing team to deliver high quality, consistent and timely payroll support to MPs and their teams and IPSA’s people. This shared objective requires you to collaborate with, support and challenge other members of the team, with a collective responsibility for delivery.

You will live our values, lead by example, and develop your team, thereby improving the satisfaction of both our customers and our own people.

Read the full job description and find out how to apply.

Payroll Officer

Full-time, permanent. Applications close on 6 June 2022.

We are looking for a Payroll Officer who is a financially savvy relationship builder with sound knowledge of payroll, pensions, and other payments to help us drive accurate, consistent payroll processing and advice to MPs and their staff. If you don’t already have a Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals qualification, we’ll support you to become a qualified payroll technician.

We’re looking for someone resilient who enjoys working in a challenging, demanding, and dynamic environment and who enjoys speaking with customers and colleagues to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.

You’ll belong to the Payroll team in the Finance function but your role will be visible across IPSA and building successful partnerships is key. You’ll enable change and improvement across the team, anticipate risks and ensure that financial data is current and accurate.

Read the full job description and find out how to apply.

Management Accountant

Full-time, permanent. Applications close on 16 May 2022.

We are looking for a Management Accountant who will both support and challenge all stakeholders and be at ease communicating across all levels of our organisation.

You will collaborate with the Senior Management Accountant in the production of monthly management accounts and you’ll be heavily involved in the preparation of IPSA’s budget for approval by Parliament. Therefore, we’ll expect you to always consider how we deliver financial value for the taxpayer.

You’ll belong to the Finance function, but your role will be visible across IPSA and so building successful partnerships is key.

Read the full job description and find out 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.

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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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