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Quality and Search Executive

Employer: House of Commons
Location: Westminster, London
Salary: £25,654 - £29,771 per annum
Published Date: 3 Oct 2018
Status: Permanent, full time
Ref: HoC0310

Job Description

The Research and Information team delivers research, enquiry and information services for Members, their staff and House staff. This post is based in the Indexing and Data Management Section (IDMS) of the House of Commons Library. IDMS adds value to parliamentary information: adding subject tags and other metadata to parliamentary material and managing the UK Parliament thesaurus. We're working with colleagues in the Parliamentary Digital Service and with our users make parliamentary information easier to find and re-use.

As the Quality and Search Executive you will be responsible for reviewing the subject indexing and titles added to parliamentary questions published on Parliament’s website. You'll help us to ensure that standards remain high. Indexing helps users retrieve information quickly and accurately, by subject matter. You'll help us to ensure that our approach to subject analysis, vocabulary and data management keeps pace with change and meets users' needs.

The Person

  • Familiarity with the principles of subject indexing (including subject analysis, term selection, avoiding bias) and the management of metadata to improve findability.
  • Good planning and organisational skills. Can prioritise, meet deadlines, and cope with fluctuations in workload. Takes personal responsibility for prioritising workload whilst ensuring a high standard of service. 
  • A team player. Able to work collaboratively and inclusively with others, to create a positive environment and making constructive use of skills and experience within the team while upholding the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion.


Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata
Civil Service Pension scheme
Interest-free season ticket loan
Discounted membership of the in-house gym


All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.  Click on the Apply button below to access this.

Closing date: 21st October 2018


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