External Member of the Management Board

House of Lords

Meetings are typically held in person on the Parliamentary Estate in Westminster, London.

  • Location Meetings are typically held in person on the Parliamentary Estate in Westminster, London.
  • Sector Central Government
  • Client House of Lords
  • Job Type Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary/Remuneration £9,495 per annum for up to 15 days per annum
  • Reference GSe113047
  • Closing Date 5pm - Sunday 11th of August 2024


The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It is independent from, and complements the work of, the elected House of Commons. It plays a crucial role in examining bills, questioning government action and investigating public policy. 

The House of Lords Administration is the corporate body responsible for supporting the UK’s parliamentary democracy by delivering excellent services to the House and its Members.  The Administration is led by the Clerk of the Parliaments who is Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, and who chairs the House of Lords Management Board. The Management Board works closely with the House of Lords Commission, the senior member body, to develop, set and approve the strategic business plan, the annual business and financial plans for the Administration. Together they provide the corporate leadership for the House of Lords. 

The Role 

The House of Lords is seeking to appoint two external members to its Management Board. As an External Member of the Lords Management Board, you will play a crucial role in the corporate governance of the House of Lords by working with key decision-making bodies and supporting preparation of the strategic, business and financial plans. In this position you will be able to offer creative contributions to the Board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the members of the Board. 

The new External Members will possess an understanding of strategic finance including the ability to critically assess financial, performance and risk management reporting with reference to public sector service delivery. They will have experience of successfully managing relationships in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment as well as Board-level experience in a similarly complex organisation in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. 

They should also adhere to the highest levels of personal integrity, fairness and impartiality as enshrined in the Seven Principles of Public Life, known as the Nolan principles and have a genuine interest in contributing to the effective running of the House of Lords. 

This is a hugely exciting, challenging and rewarding position in a truly unique environment.   

The House of Lords Administration is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender/sex, gender reassignment/trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic status

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