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Committee Adviser (Deputy Clerk of Committee)

Job LocationWellington Central
EducationNot Mentioned
SalaryNot Disclosed
IndustryAdministration & Office Support
Functional AreaNot Mentioned

Job Description

Your roleAs a Deputy Clerk of Committee, youll be the lead report writer within a team of staff who support one or more of Parliaments select committees. As well as attending select committee meetings and supporting the committees programme of work, youll have the opportunity to work with MPs scrutinising government agencies, legislation, petitions, and international treaties.Working for Parliament in a totally impartial, politically neutral environment, your clear and concise written and verbal communications skills will be invaluable as you demonstrate the following:

  • Carry out research, and write briefing papers and media releases
  • Draft reports on behalf of select committees
  • Liaise with departmental advisers and submitters
  • Confidently present the results of your work to MPs
As a Deputy Clerk you will support the other members of your secretariat, sometimes stepping into the shoes of a Committee Clerk, and sometimes assisting with meeting administration.These tasks may include the following:
  • Coordinating a select committees programme of work
  • Briefing committee chairpersons
  • Providing advice on parliamentary procedures
Who are youYou will be a skilled, efficient self-starter who has been described as a high-performing team-player. You can work well with others and build strong working relationships. This role involves interacting with MPs, departmental advisers, and other parliamentary staff so youll need to be articulate and demonstrate a high level of maturity and discretion.Alongside a tertiary qualification, youll ideally have a few years work experience under your belt. Youll need to be an excellent writer with a sharp, analytical mind, and keen to apply your skills and grow your knowledge across a variety of subject areas.Working hereWhen you work in Parliament, you dont just watch democracy in action - youre part of it. And in the Office of the Clerk we work at its core, providing advisory services to the House of Representatives, directly assisting the House and its committees with the business of Parliament.We welcome applications for full time and flexible working arrangements. This fixed-term role is available from mid-January 2021 to mid-May 2021.If youve got the right skills and work ethic and are ready for the buzz of Parliament and variety every single day, then apply online today. For more information email appointing base salary for this role is $70,697 to $78,463 per annum. Appointments will be based on skills, experience, and relativity.Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 5 December 2021.We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to appointing on merit. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 28875SK.

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