Clerk of Committee - Office of the Clerk

Parliamentary Service

  • Wellington

Be part of the action at Parliament:

  • Organise the business of one or more select committees
  • Work in a senior role where you'll interact directly with MPs
  • Advance your career in a stimulating, collaborative and supportive environment

In Parliament, there's never a dull moment, and in the Office of the Clerk, you'll be right there as it all plays out. The Office of the Clerk provides secretariat and administrative services to the House of Representatives, including advice on legal issues and specialist parliamentary procedure.

As Clerk of Committee you'll play a lead role in overseeing services to one or more designated select committees. As well as attending all meetings and coordinating the committee's programme of work, you'll work closely with Members of Parliament, providing advice on matters to do with committee procedure, scrutiny of legislation and scrutiny of State Sector agencies.

You'll be building a strong, trusting professional relationship with the Chair of your committee, so you need to be tactful, diplomatic, and confident working with senior public figures. You'll also need to be able to work with a variety of different personalities and have the ability to think on your feet, cope with pressure and deal effectively with the unexpected.

Ensuring that correct procedures are followed is a critical part of this role so you'll need to be someone who really understands and appreciates the need for rules and processes. But this role isn't just about following a set of rules - the way forward isn't always clear, so you'll also need sound judgement and decision making skills for dealing with situations where there aren't any black and white answers.

The Office of the Clerk is a stimulating, collaborative and supportive environment with some great staff benefits.

If this sounds like you and you're up for a challenge, while helping to make a difference to our country, we'd love to hear from you.

Application close 5pm Monday, 28 September 2020.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site https://careers.parliament.govt.nz/home and enter the job code25503SK.

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