About the role
In addition to its day-to-day Tynwald work,
the Hansard team drafts ‘essentially verbatim’ Official Reports for the
parliamentary assemblies of Gibraltar, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. The work
involves producing highly accurate transcripts of speeches by members during
their parliamentary sittings, using audio transcription, document formatting and
proofreading skills to produce essentially verbatim reports of the proceedings.
We are seeking people who possess a high
standard of English language proficiency and computer literacy, in addition to
excellent keyboard and audio skills. Successful candidates will have the ability
to work independently, accurately and efficiently, while maintaining clear
lines of communication with the wider team and the team co-ordinator; from time
to time there will be the opportunity to join the office-based team.
The work is demand-led and deadline-driven, as
agreed with the client jurisdictions.
Interested parties should be aware that the timing
and volume of work which face parliamentary reporters has ‘peaks and troughs’
and that, when work is accepted, there will be strict delivery timings
associated with that work.
The work will be undertaken remotely; therefore,
reporters will be required to provide their own workspace and PC and have a
good and reliable internet connection.
Training and advice will be provided with
regard to the required software, remote access to files and team working
methods. Style guides, speakers’ logs and templates will also be provided, and
reporters will be expected to follow these work-aids closely. Successful
candidates will be required to quickly learn the intricacies of parliamentary
debate and procedure as well as to become familiar with a range of voices and
This role is on a self-employed basis, with
invoices for completed work being submitted to the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office
for payment. Rates will be agreed per audio hour processed, according to
experience, complexity, the level of work carried out and the requirements of
the client jurisdiction.
About the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald
be working alongside a small team delivering a wide range of parliamentary and
administrative services. The office delivers high-quality services to Tynwald
and the public, while maintaining a reputation for excellence both on and off
the Isle of Man.
What this role can offer you
This role provides the opportunity to assist the work of a small,
forward-thinking parliamentary office. You will develop your understanding of parliamentary
procedures and current affairs.
The role would suit a person who wishes to work from home and balance
their workload against their personal commitments or interests.
Inclusion and Diversity
The Office of the Clerk of Tynwald offers an inclusive workplace culture
and welcomes expressions of interest from all qualified candidates regardless
of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age,
marital status or whether or not they have a disability.
How to find out more and apply
informal discussion about the role, please contact Andy Cooke on 685514 or by
Applications forms can be found by following the links on this page. To apply, send a
completed application form with a copy of your curriculum vitae (cv) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark your application for the attention of Mr Jonathan
King, Clerk of Tynwald. Hard copy applications should be sent to Mr Jonathan
King, Clerk of Tynwald, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man
Interview and Assessment
You will be updated on your progress via the email address you provide.
Please check your Junk Mail and Spam folders to make sure you don’t miss any
holding interviews on 10th January 2023. If candidates are not available on
that day, they should indicate this clearly on their application form.
The interview will comprise of an assessment and a panel interview.
During the interview, we will be interested to hear about you, about what
you can bring to the role and any relevant experience you have.