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The Office of the Cl​erk of Tynwald are recruiting for two posts. 


The Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Committee (TCAC) is inviting nominations to perform the honorary duty of carrying the Sword of State at the Tynwald Ceremony and at a Ceremony for the swearing in of a Lieutenant Governor.

The term of appointment is for a term of five years, including a year's probation, commencing in May 2022. Further detailed information about these honorary duties are available to potential nominees on request to the contact shown below. 
Nominations should include personal and contact details and details of your relevant experience or qualifications. A photograph of yourself in uniform would enhance an application.

Please apply to Mrs Joann Corkish, Third Clerk of Tynwald, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas IM1 3PW (email  

Nominations will close at 12 noon on Friday, 16th April 2021.  




The position advertised is for the combined posts of Clerk of Tynwald, Secretary of the House of Keys and Counsel to the Speaker. The Clerk of Tynwald is also Registrar of Members' Interests.

The post-holder is the Principal Officer of Tynwald, and is responsible to the President of Tynwald and the Speaker of the House of Keys for procedural and other matters relating to the Chambers and to the Tynwald Management Committee for services to Members generally; the Clerk is employed during the pleasure of the Court of Tynwald and the House of Keys.


The primary function of the Clerk of Tynwald and his/her Office is to support Members of Tynwald in discharging their parliamentary duties. The Office at present has 29 employees. 

The current structure is available at: 


The Clerk of Tynwald, Secretary of the House of Keys and Counsel to the Speaker is responsible for:

  • ​providing 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 British Isles;

b)     clear management skills and experience;

c)     adaptability and readiness to innovate;

d)     ability to relate sympathetically to a wide range of persons and situations;

e)      experience of or aptitude for the organization of formal occasions.

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; background information on the Isle of Man and the Isle of Man Government is available on 

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.


Office of the Clerk of Tynwald

Legislative Buildings


Isle of Man  IM1 3PW