The Constitution Unit


Job Opportunity: Research Assistant

14 August 2023

The Constitution Unit is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to work on a new project examining the politics of parliamentary procedure.

House of Commons

The Constitution Unit has recently launched a new project – ‘The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure’ – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). We are now seeking to recruit a Research Assistant for that project. This is a full time fixed-term post from 1 November 2023 to 24 December 2024. 

This project is exploring the role of different actors in choosing and changing procedures in the UK House of Commons. It particularly focuses on understanding the extent, causes, and consequences of government influence. We will also be reviewing other parliaments’ approaches to changing their procedures, to understand what lessons they might hold for Westminster. Further details are available here

The successful candidate will work with Dr Tom Fleming in assisting all parts of the research process. This will include reviewing relevant scholarly literatures, collating data from original parliamentary documents, analysing the resulting data, and arranging interviews. They will also contribute to writing up the research findings. 

How to apply 

Please apply online via the UCL jobs page 

Further details are available here: 

Job Description and Person Specification 

Closing date: 10 September 2023 

Salary: UCL Grade 6B, £36,832 per annum including London allowance. 

Queries regarding the vacancy or the application process should be directed to Dr Tom Fleming at tom.fleming@ucl.ac.uk