Appointment of the Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Contents

Appendix A: Role and person specification

Job Description

In addition to the responsibilities of IPSA’s Board (see below), the Chair’s role is to:

Role of IPSA’s Board

IPSA’s Board provides the strategic leadership of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, safeguarding its independence, acting as an advocate for its values and delivering its objectives: meeting its statutory duties; helping to restore confidence in Parliament; and providing efficient and cost-effective administration of services which meet the needs of taxpayers, MPs and their staff.

Person Specification

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:


Ability to fulfil a non-executive role

Communication and presentational skills

Appreciation of stakeholder needs

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Prepared 16 March 2016