Senior Committee Assistant

House of Commons - London
19 Jan 2019


Role overview:

Senior Committee Assistants (SCAs) in the Chamber and Committees Team (CCT) are responsible for the day to day administrative management of the committee to which they are assigned. Working as part of a small committee team, SCAs are expected to lead on administrative matters, financial management, organising UK and overseas committee visits, liaising with Members of Parliament and their staff, drafting correspondence, and liaising with the Committee Office’s Web and Publications Unit over the committee’s website and report publications.

House of Commons are recruiting ahead of need as part of their workforce strategy and the post holders may spend a few months on temporary assignments and training, or may be placed immediately with a committee team.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Ability to build good working relationships; to work inclusively and flexibly within a team and with stakeholders to deliver high quality services.
  • Ability to adapt style of written and oral communication to meet the needs of the audience, including Members and senior colleagues. Provide clear direction and checks for understanding, to encourage positive outcomes.
  • Highly effective organisational skills with the ability to identify and adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure to tight deadlines; monitors tasks in a systematic and organised way planning and prioritising effectively multiple activities.

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