The Assembly Commission is the corporate body of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It consists of an MLA from each of the five main parties, plus the Speaker of the House who acts as Chairperson, and its role is to oversee the organisation and to provide services, structures and property in order for the Assembly to function.
The Northern Ireland Assembly employs staff (the Secretariat) to support its work. The Secretariat is divided into six strands; the Director-General’s Office, Clerking & Reporting, Corporate Services, Facilities, Information & Outreach and Legal & Governance Services. There is more information available on the configuration of the Secretariat in the Organisation Chart.