House of Lords policy analysts provide research support and analysis for House of Lords select committees, which investigate and report on a wide range of public policy issues. The post-holder will initially be allocated to a specific committee or sub-committee, but may thereafter be allocated to different committees or sub-committees. There are currently 15 such posts. This post is for the policy analyst to the International Relations Committee.
House of Lords select committees investigate and publish reports on matters of public policy. There are currently six permanent committees (the committees on Communications, the Constitution, Economic Affairs, International Relations, Science and Technology, and the European Union, the last of which has six sub-committees). There are also currently four ad hoc committees—temporary committees appointed to investigate and report on a particular subject.
The International Relations Committee’s remit is to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations. The committee was established in 2016. Since then it has produced reports on the priorities for the new UN Secretary-General and on the middle east. The committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into the UK’s relations with the Balkans in the context of Brexit.
The post-holder will be part of a team of three; the other team members are the clerk (team leader) and the committee assistant.
Examples of Lords select committee reports can be found at www.parliament.uk.
The main objective of the role is to undertake research, analysis and drafting in support of the work of the International Relations Committee.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
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