IPSA Board Member


House of Commons
Central Government
GBP £400 per day for up to two to three days per month


The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is the independent statutory body tasked with the regulation and administration of MPs’ business costs and expenses, the payment of the salaries of MPs and their staff and setting MPs’ pay and pensions.  Since it was set up in 2010, IPSA has established a firm reputation as being independent of both Parliament and Government.  Its remit means that it has to pay due regard both to the interests of taxpayers and to the needs of MPs to do their jobs effectively. 

IPSA is now looking for a new Board members and is seeking an individual with senior level experience of delivering transformational business change and utilising technology to improve service delivery.

The IPSA Board will often find itself in the media and public spotlight as it addresses issues that generate vigorous debate across our society. Board members are individually and collectively responsible for all that the Board decides.  The ability to work collaboratively, think strategically and achieve collective decisions is as important as a strong track record in your professional field.  Prior experience as a non-executive Board member is required for these roles, together with demonstrable experience of contributing to the leadership and strategic direction of a complex organization. Additionally, an understanding of regulation and the role of the regulator is key, as is experience of complex stakeholder management.

In order to better reflect the diversity and geographical representation of parliament IPSA welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from across the UK.


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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date 5pm 21st November
Final Panel 27th November

Members will be selected on the basis of a combination of a written application and interview. 

All applicants are required to provide the following:

  • A CV setting out career history, responsibilities and achievements.  Please also include any unpaid or community achievements. 
  • A short supporting statement (maximum 3 sides A4) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria in the Person Specification for the role. 

As part of the online application process, you will also be asked to complete:

  • Online diversity form.  This form will not be disclosed to anyone involved in assessing your application.
  • A conflicts of interest form.  Please give details of any business or other interests or any personal connections which, if you are appointed, could be misconstrued or cause embarrassment.  Any particular conflicts of interest detailed here will not prevent you going forward to interview but may, if appropriate, be explored with you during your interview to establish how you would address the issue(s) should you be successful in your application. This form also asks for the names and contact details of two referees. These must be people who know you in a professional capacity to comment on your suitability for the post and will be expected to have authoritative and personal knowledge of your achievements. References will be taken by telephone on all candidates selected for final interview as soon as the interview arrangements have been made.  Referees should be advised accordingly.
  • The political activity declaration. This information will only be provided to the panel for those applicants selected for interview. 

 The closing date is 5pm 21st November 2017

Contact details

Katrina Paget
020 7426 3994
Duncan Ewart
0113 205 6092

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