House of Lords Policy Analysts provide high quality research support and analysis for House of Lords select committees, which investigate and report on a wide range of public policy issues.
There are currently 14 Policy Analyst posts. The post-holder will be part of a team of 5 policy analysts supporting the House of Lords European Union Committee and its sub-committees, and will be assigned to the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, which, alongside energy and environment, scrutinises policy areas related to agriculture, animal health and welfare, fisheries, and climate change.
The European Union Committee examines key EU policies, primarily by scrutinising proposals for EU legislation and other EU documents. It undertakes inquiry work, which leads to the publication of detailed reports making recommendations, and scrutiny work on specific proposals, normally conducted by means of correspondence with UK Ministers and public hearings. The Committee has a high reputation for its work, both domestically and across the EU.
The Committee works mainly through its six sub-committees, which cover separate policy areas (for more information, and recent reports, see http://www.parliament.uk/hleu):
- Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
- External Affairs Sub-Committee
- Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
- Home Affairs Sub-Committee
- Internal Market Sub-Committee
- Justice Sub-Committee
Each Sub-Committee is served by a Clerk and a Committee Assistant. Each Sub-Committee, apart from the Justice Sub-Committee, is also served by a policy analyst; a small team of legal advisers supports all the sub-committees along with the Select Committee.
Though initially assigned to the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, committee staff work flexibly, and the post-holder may also provide some support to other sub-committees or to the Select Committee. It is possible that the post-holder may subsequently be assigned to a different committee or sub-committee.
The main objective is to undertake research, analysis and drafting, in support of the effective scrutiny of EU policy by the European Union Committee and its Sub-Committees.
More information on the role can be found on the vacancy notice.
Interest candidates are invited to Apply by Wednesday 15 June 2016.