House Of Commons
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Expires6 days

Committee Researcher - Sandwich Placement Student

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Students allocated to the Committee Office will work for one, or possibly two, of the House of Commons select committees.

Select committees, in most cases scrutinise the work of a particular Government Department conducting inquiries into policy and expenditure issues falling within that Department’s responsibilities. They are composed of cross-party backbench MPs. Each committee has a small secretariat which provides politically impartial procedural, specialist and administrative support to it.

What we are looking for

  • Understands the role and work of Parliament with an understanding of the context in which policy is made
  • Demonstrate good communication skills; both written and oral
  • The ability to assimilate, understand and analyse evidence and an aptitude to work on your own initiative


Candidates can be studying any discipline but must be on a recognised four-year sandwich/industrial placement course.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£20,343 (pro rata)

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form on the House of Commons website. More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description.

Interviews are expected to take place at the end of March

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 7 March 2021

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Closing date:  7 March 2021

Expires6 days

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