Member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission
House of Lords Appointment Commission - Independent Member
Recruiter: Cabinet Office
Salary/Rate: £3,000 per annum (non-pensionable)
Type: Five year non-renewable term
Appointment date: Mid to late April 2019
Contact name: Cabinet Office
About the House of Lords Appointments Commission
The House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC) is an independent non-departmental public body with advisory functions, established by the Prime Minister in May 2000. The Commission recommends individuals for appointment as non-party-political life peers and also vets nominations for life peers, including those nominated by the UK political parties, to ensure the highest standards of propriety.
For further information see http://lordsappointments.independent.gov.uk/
About the role
The Prime Minister invites applications for the position of Member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
We are looking for individuals with:
● Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to form effective relationships with Parliament, Ministers, Commissioners and key stakeholders across the political spectrum;
● An understanding of, and commitment to, the need to maintain the highest standards of public life in line with the seven principles of public life (Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership);
● An ability to understand the workings of the House of Lords;
● A track record of impartial assessment and sound judgement; and
● A commitment to add to the breadth of experience and expertise in the House of Lords, and to help ensure the House fully represents diversity within our country.
Members would be expected to commit an average of 1-2 days a month. The role will take place in London.
Diversity of opportunity is something the Cabinet Office cares passionately about. Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background.
We would also particularly welcome applications from those currently working in, or with experience of, the private sector, and those who have not previously held public appointments. We want to explore the widest possible pool of talent for these important appointments.