Transport Committtee advertises for Specialist Adviser

11 July 2013

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee is looking for an expert on safety at level crossings to provide specialist advice on a consultancy basis

Applicants should be prepared to provide expert advice to committee members and staff on request on safety at level crossings, both in writing and in oral presentations. Advice will relate to the Committee's forthcoming inquiry into this issue and could include: reading and commenting on written evidence, suggesting witnesses for oral evidence, and helping with the preparation of briefing notes and a draft report.

The successful applicant will:

  • have a profound understanding of public policy issues relating to safety at level crossings
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrable experience of working with politicians and/or senior decision makers
  • be able to attend committee meetings in London when required to do so and to work to tight deadlines
  • respect the confidentiality of committee proceedings

Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, said:

"A specialist adviser can provide invaluable assistance to the Committee in making recommendations about improving safety at level crossings. In return, he or she can gain an insight into the work of Parliament, and the vital scrutiny function of a select committee."

Information and notes for those wishing to apply

The appointment is for 12 months. Advisers are paid for the days they work for the committee plus expenses. Rates are dependent upon experience and knowledge.

Anyone who is interested in taking this role is asked to provide a statement of no more than 750 words (a) giving examples of how they meet the criteria listed above and (b) suggesting, with reasons, three areas on which the Committee should focus in its inquiry on safety at level crossings.

Applicants should send their statements and a current CV to the Transport Select Committee at by Monday 19 August.

For further information, please contact Mark Egan, Clerk, on 020 7219 6242 or

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