procedural advice to Presiding Officers and Members in respect of sittings of
Tynwald and the House of Keys;
- providing drafting services to Members for questions, motions and
amendments to motions in Tynwald and the House of Keys; and
- administration of the Clerk of Tynwald Office, which includes a team of
clerks (assisted by research executives who act as committee clerks) serving
all committees. This includes preparing papers for meetings, taking minutes,
preparing draft reports and supervising the administration of the committees,
and providing advice to them.
The post-holder will attend sittings of Tynwald and the Keys and must be
able to offer both procedural advice and drafting services during the course of
proceedings. Further duties of the Clerk of Tynwald include:
- the organization of the annual open air sitting of
Tynwald at St John's on 5th July, for which a feeling for ceremonial is important; and
- the secretaryship of the Isle of Man Branch of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, in which the Isle of Man has always
played an active role.
The successful candidate will have:
a) a legal qualification obtained in the
b) clear management skills and experience;
c) adaptability and readiness to innovate;
to relate sympathetically to a wide range of persons and situations;
e) experience of or aptitude for the organization of formal
The combined post is analogued to the Public Service
Commission Pay Band JESP 14-18 (at present £110,347 to £121,227 pa). The
postholder is entitled to join the Isle of Man Government pension scheme, which
is contributory (see Government Unified Scheme for details). Although by
statute not a Manx public servant, the postholder is subject to the terms and
conditions of the Isle of Man Public Service Civil Service Terms and Conditions,
except where they have been specifically disapplied.
Further information on Tynwald is available
on the Tynwald website www.tynwald.org.im; background information on the Isle of Man
and the Isle of Man Government is available on www.gov.im.
Applications, with full curriculum vitae and
the names of three referees, should be submitted to the Clerk of Tynwald at the
address below no later than 19th April 2021.
It is intended to interview shortlisted candidates on Monday, 10th May
2021. The successful applicant will take up the post on 24th September 2021.