Private Secretary to the Lord Speaker

House of Lords

Location: London

Salary: £52,324

Closing Date: 28.06.2022

Salary: £52,324, plus Private Office Allowance


The Lord Speaker, Lord McFall of Alcluith, oversees proceedings in the Lords chamber and chairs the House of Lords Commission. The Lord Speaker also acts as an ambassador for the Lords both at home and abroad, explaining and promoting the work of the House of Lords and its vital contribution to the UK’s parliamentary system.

The Private Secretary plays a critical role, ensuring that the Lord Speaker is well supported across the range of his duties, working closely to the Lord Speaker.

The Role

To ensure the Lord Speaker is effectively supported in his Parliamentary responsibilities.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

Delivering quality work at pace – a high degree of initiative and organisational skills with the ability to co-ordinate a wide range of work, to deliver results at pace, and to progress the Lord Speaker’s priorities.

Effective working relationships – the ability to develop and maintain close and effective working relationships, including with colleagues across Parliament, and with Members.

Communications skills – effective oral communication skills, including the ability to deliver firm advice where required, and excellent drafting skills.

Professionalism and judgement – good general political awareness and sound judgement.

More information can be found in the job description.