Careers at IPSA

Our people are our greatest asset. 

It is a real challenge to regulate and support 650 MPs and more than 3,000 of their staff.  

We need people with the skills, resilience and drive to make our work a success. 

We want IPSA to be a diverse and inclusive high-performing organisation. To do this we recruit, retain and develop people with a broad range of skills and experience from all backgrounds.

If you share our values, we want to hear from you. 

As well as your basic salary we have a substantial package of core benefits, including: 

  • A competitive salary which is regularly benchmarked against industry.

  • Hybrid and flexible working, with occasional travel to our London office for team meetings.

  • Generous contributions to a Civil Service pension.

  • Twenty-five days holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays), increasing by one day each year up to 30 days.

  • Option to purchase additional holiday days each year.

  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role with coaching opportunities.

  • Working in a high-performing organisation which supports democracy with a great team ethic.

  • A culture encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Time in your work to time to participate in our inclusive workplace networks.

  • Mental Health First Aid network and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Enhanced family leave provisions.

  • Workplace awards programme for living IPSA’s values and innovative ideas.

  • Season ticket/rent deposit loans.

  • Cycle-to-work scheme.

  • Volunteering days and "you" time.

We know that our success depends on the quality of our people and are committed to continuous learning and professional development.  

Our offices are based in Central London, opposite Covent Garden.

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We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are looking for people with a range of skills, experience and knowledge.

In addition to our Inclusion Panel, we have Race & religion, Green, Womens, and LGBT+ networks to celebrate and promote equality, diversity and sustainability. 

If you have a disability, please let us know if we can make any adjustments to enable you to apply for a role.

Policy Specialist

Full-time, permanent. Applications close on 26 November 2023.

We are looking for a Policy Specialist to play a critical role in shaping, creating, and advising on policy in relation to the Scheme of MP’s Staffing and Business Costs and other associated processes.

The role will support senior decision-makers by researching, analysing, and drafting policy, adjudicating disputed claims, and determining requests for additional financial assistance.

This role is part of the Policy and Publications team that provides advice to senior leadership and the Board on IPSA policy issues and is responsible for ensuring the Scheme of MPs’ Staffing and Business Costs remains up to date, fit for purpose, and aligned to IPSA’s strategic objectives.

This is a full-time, permanent role but we are also open to considering this as a secondment opportunity.

Read the full job description.

Find out how to apply.

MP Services Account Manager

Full-time, permanent. Applications close on 22 December 2023.

We are looking for an MP Services Account Manager to help us deliver our mission and provide comprehensive support to our customers, ensuring their issues are resolved and options considered while ensuring MPs comply with the MPs' Scheme of Staffing and Business Costs.

The role is IPSA’s first point of contact for our customers, offering advice, guidance and information, taking and making telephone calls, responding to emails and attending face-to-face meetings, as well as approving and registering properties for access to funding and applying the Scheme and property-related legislation.

The role also plays an important part in inducting and educating customers on IPSA’s systems and processes and offers significant opportunities to contribute to the continuous improvement of operational activity that supports the achievement of IPSA’s strategic objectives.

Read the full job description.

Find out how to apply.

Payroll Officer

Full-time, permanent. Applications close on 26 November 2023.

We are looking for a new Payroll Officer to help us deliver our seamless regulatory service.

We’re a payroll team of 13 and we sit within the finance function, but your role will be visible across IPSA and will have direct, regular contact with our customers where building successful partnerships is key.

If you like to be challenged and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, then this could be the job for you. The role will help to make a difference to our customers every day by providing timely and accurate payroll information and resolving issues efficiently and effectively.

There’s a lot of scope for you to enable change and improvement across the team and our day-to-day operations.

Read the full job description.

Find out how to apply.

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Please remove any reference to your:

  • name and title

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We may be unable to consider your application if you do not follow these guidelines.

Our People team will contact you if you have been shortlisted.

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