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Industry:Government & Policy
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary or training bursary: £24,587 per annum
Company:House of Lords
Location:London
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:27/09/2020 - 23:30

Doorkeeper

Do you have excellent team working skills? As well as experience of using IT packages? Take a look at this opportunity today...

House of Lords is the second chamber of UK Parliament. It plays a crucial role in examining bills, questioning government action and investigating public policy. It is independent from, and complements the work of, the elected House of Commons. The Lords shares the task of making and shaping laws and checking and challenging the work of the government. 

The House of Lords is looking for new talent to join them as a Doorkeeper. You will play a key role in the smooth running of the House of Lords. They form a discrete, high profile and instantly recognisable team who are responsible for controlling access to the Chamber of the House of Lords, some committees of the House and at the main entrance used by Members of the House (Peers).

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the security and smooth running of the Chamber of the House and of Lords and its immediate surroundings
  • Provide a reception facility including the booking in of Peers' guests at Peers' Entrance
  • Operating the system for allocating seats for guests in the House of Lords Chamber Galleries and the issue of tickets for seating in the Galleries
  • Directing members of the Public wishing to view the proceedings of the House
  • Providing a message and letter board service for Peers
  • Providing an immediate response to any incident in the Chamber of the House of Lords
  • Act as a First Aider at work (including in the use of a defibrillator) and, as required, providing first aid at major events and to Members in the Chamber and public areas of the House of Lords; training will be given on appointment
  • Supporting major State Occasions such as the State Opening of Parliament, as directed by the Principal Doorkeeper
  • Supporting events in the Robing Room, Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall as directed by the Principal Doorkeeper
  • All other duties as directed by the Principal Doorkeeper to support the smooth operation of the Chamber of the House of Lords

Knowledge, skills, experience

Essential

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Excellent team-working skills together with the experience of working with a variety of people in a polite and firm manner
  • Tact, discretion and judgement including the ability to work in an impartial manner
  • Ability to deliver the highest standards in the conduct of high profile ceremonial duties
  • Experience of using IT packages (i.e Word, Excel)
  • Able to work long and sometimes unpredictable and unsocial hours
  • Confidence and the ability to apply initiative when required

Desirable

  • First Aid trained
  • Basic understanding of the work of the House of Lords

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

This opportunity is open to all candidates


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