Constitutional Law Researcher

House of Commons

Contract Type: Fixed term for 2 years

The Role

The House of Commons Library research service provides politically impartial briefing to MPs of all parties and their staff, through a confidential enquiry service, the publication of Briefing Papers and other online information. The Parliament and Constitution Centre covers subjects including constitutional law, parliamentary procedure, elections policy and devolution.

The post holder will work alongside an existing subject specialist to cover subjects relating to constitutional law (including the impact of Brexit), public inquiries, the administration of justice and the courts.  This work will include oral and written briefings for MPs and their staff, supporting them across the full range of their parliamentary duties, and producing material for publication online and in print.  

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Subject knowledge - a good knowledge and understanding of issues relating to constitutional law
  • Research and analytical skills - proven ability to collate complex, technical material relating to the UK constitution and to analyse, interpret, and present it clearly
  • Communication skills - an ability to produce clear, accurate oral and written briefings which are appropriate to the needs of the enquirer, whether specialist or non-specialist.
  • A first or upper second class degree in Law, or a relevant post-graduate qualification.


Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata

Interest-free season ticket loan

Child care voucher scheme

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description

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