Working for the House of Lords

Working for the House of Lords is a rewarding career, supporting and improving the work of the Upper House. The Lords has approximately 450 staff across a wide range of posts, offices and skill levels. There are also student placements available

Posts in the House of Lords

The House of Lords has a wide range of graduate positions (eg, clerkships and specialists); administrative roles (eg, executive officers and Hansard Reporters) and key support staff (eg, attendants and refreshments staff). Brief descriptions of all Lords positions are available at:

Offices and departments

Staff in the House of Lords work in a number of distinct offices, providing - amongst others - parliamentary, information and support services and human resources. Full details of the departments and offices are available at:

Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)

In addition to these House of Lords departments, the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS), a joint department of both Houses of Parliament, provides technology and intranet services to Members and their staff

Diversity and equality

The House of Lords has a diversity and equality policy in line with UK legislation on equality of opportunity and equal pay.


Benefits of working for Parliament include pension schemes, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, personal development programmes and an on-site nursery (all childcare vouchers are accepted and a Salary Sacrifice option is available).

Student placements

The House of Lords offer office based work experience placements to school students ages between 15 - 18 years old.

The Workplace Equality Networks

The four WENs

ParliAble: in support of disabled people in Parliament. It is open to both those who consider themselves to have a disability and those who have an interest in supporting disabled people.

Parliagender: in support for gender equality. Our aim is to achieve gender equality across Parliament.

ParliREACH: in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in Parliament.

ParliOUT:  in support of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, and questioning) people in Parliament

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