Data and Taxonomy Library Executive

Full Time
£26,715 per annum
Starting at 30 days per annum, pro-rata
Civil Service Pension Scheme
Interviews are expected to be held on 11th June.

The Research and Information team delivers research, enquiry and information services for Members of Parliament, their staff and House staff.  

This post is based in the Indexing and Data Management Section (IDMS) of the House of Commons Library. IDMS manages parliamentary business data, adding value and creating context by linking disparate data sets, and adding subject indexing and other metadata. We also manage the UK Parliament controlled vocabulary. We're working with colleagues in the Parliamentary Digital Service and with our users to make parliamentary information easier to find and re-use.  

As Data and Taxonomy Library Executive, you will join a small team with responsibility for the quality assurance of parliamentary business data. You will also contribute to the maintenance of the UK Parliament controlled vocabulary, working closely with the Thesaurus Editor on revisions and supporting users of the vocabulary. You'll help us to ensure that standards remain high, and that our approach to vocabulary management, subject indexing and the management of parliamentary information meets the needs of our users.  

The Person

  • Familiarity with, or a demonstrable interest in, the principles of subject indexing - including subject analysis, term selection, avoiding bias - and the management of metadata to improve findability. 
  • An understanding of the value, importance and use of controlled vocabularies in information management. Familiarity with, or a demonstrable interest in, the construction and elements of a vocabulary, and what it can contribute to information retrieval. 
  • 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.


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

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description

This Vacancy is closed to applications.