JOB TITLE: Fellow in Brexit, Parliament, and the Rule of Law
CONTRACT TERM: Fixed term (12 months), with possibility of extension
LOCATION: Central London (based at the Hansard Society)
HOURS: Full time
SALARY:  £35,000 per annumr
CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 23rd October 2018 11.59pm
INTERVIEWS: 1st or 5th November 2018
These details are provided for information only and do not form part of an employment contract or job offer.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 confers broad powers on Ministers to amend or modify ‘retained EU law’ by way of delegated legislation, with potentially wide ranging effects on almost every aspect of domestic law and policy. The Government has said that these powers are not intended to be used to make significant policy changes, but the breadth of the powers under the Act has led many to question whether there are adequate constraints on Ministerial power and whether Parliament is able to provide appropriate scrutiny. This one-year position, with the possibility of extension, provides an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to coordinate a major innovative project on ensuring public law compliance in these statutory instruments during the Brexit process.

The post is open to candidates of all relevant backgrounds and would be an ideal career development opportunity for someone at an early stage of their career with an interest in constitutional and administrative law. A good law degree with a solid grounding in public law principles and excellent legal analysis skills are essential. Some experience of research would be a benefit. However, PLP welcomes applications from exceptional candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds, e.g. junior barristers on secondment, those who have recently completed a master’s degree or Ph.D.

Please note that this job opportunity is subject to confirmation of funding.

Full details of this role are in the Application Pack.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Alison Pickup at To apply please complete the application form and an Equal Opportunities form and send it to  by Tuesday 23rd October 2018 11.59pm.