Independent Investigators for the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

Recruiter
UK Parliament
Location
Investigations conducted physically in London or remotely
Salary
£600 - £800 per day, subject to experience
Posted
17 May 2022
Closes
12 Jun 2022
Vacancy Type
Solicitors
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Independent Investigators for the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

£600 - £800 per day, subject to experience

The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) is part of a package of measures which has been put in place to ensure that everyone in the Parliamentary community is treated with dignity and respect. “The parliamentary community” means people who work for or with Parliament. It includes for example; staff of the House of Commons and House of Lords, Parliamentary Digital Services, Members of both Houses, their staff, certain contractors and visitors. 

 Set up by the House of Commons and the House of Lords Commission in July 2018, the ICGS  comprises a Behaviour Code, training, an independent complaints system, and support mechanisms for complainants and respondents. It’s the first of its kind in any Parliament in the world and is an important step forward in tackling inappropriate behaviour in our workplace.

 The ICGS applies to acts of bullying or harassment or sexual misconduct by and against any member of the parliamentary community on the parliamentary estate or elsewhere in connection with their parliamentary activities.  

 The ICGS is recruiting a pool of experienced investigators. Investigators are independent and must bring the skills and experience to ensure fairness between complainants and respondents. Investigators will be assigned individual complaints where they will be expected to ensure their eligibility for investigation, conduct evidence based investigations and consider the welfare of those involved in the process. Investigations will cover bullying, harassment and/or sexual misconduct. The ICGS deal with a range of cases which sometimes can be complex and sensitive. 

Applicants must be able to show good analytical skills, be effective communicators and uphold the principals of impartiality and confidentiality at all times. They’ll be expected to understand and apply detailed guidance and manage their own time within investigations they chose to take on. Applications are encouraged from individuals who can work remotely, as well as those who can travel to Westminster when necessary.  

Key stakeholders for the independent investigators will include the ICGS team and where relevant the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards. 

To ensure independence all Investigators are self-employed and are not employees of the ICGS or Parliament.

If this sounds like you, please visit www.icgs-appointments.co.uk  to find out more and to apply.

Closing Date for applications, which should be submitted via the website, is 12 noon on Friday 10 June 2022. 

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