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Deputy Clerk of Committee

Parliamentary Service
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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There's a certain buzz that comes with working in Parliament, and within the Office of the Clerk you'll be part of the action every single day. We provide advisory services to Parliament, directly assisting the House of Representatives with the business of the Parliament.

We are seeking a rising star to fill the role of a Deputy Clerk of Committee with our Select Committees and Parliamentary Engagement group. This dynamic team helps address issues that affect every aspect of society - from foreign affairs to social services, and everything in between. You'll have the opportunity to work with MPs scrutinising government agencies, legislation, petitions and international treaties. And all the while building invaluable expertise to advance your career within the state sector.

Working closely with Members of Parliament in a totally impartial, politically neutral environment, your clear and concise written and verbal communications skills will be invaluable as you:

  • carry out research and write briefing papers
  • draft reports on behalf of select committees
  • liaise with committee advisers and witnesses
  • confidently present the results of your work to MPs.

As a Deputy Clerk you will sometimes need to step into the shoes of a Committee Clerk, which involves the following:

  • Coordinating a select committee's programme of work
  • Briefing committee Chairs
  • Providing advice on Parliamentary procedures

This is a meaningful role which carries with it a lot of responsibility, but rest assured we will support you 100% of the way.

Alongside a tertiary qualification, you'll ideally have a few years' work experience under your belt. Perhaps you're currently in a junior policy role, or in a role that isn't allowing you to make the most of your intellect and qualifications. You'll 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.

This stimulating role will give you the chance to experience Parliament first hand. If you're up for a challenge and you're excited by the idea of making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full-time position working 40 hours per week.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 21362GJ.

Applications close midnight Sunday, 28 July 2019.

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