Working for the House of Commons

Working for the House of Commons is a rewarding career. There is approximately 2500 staff in the Commons working to support and improve the work of Parliament. Student placements are also available.

Posts in the House of Commons

The House of Commons offers a wide variety of interesting and unique opportunities. From administrative and executive roles to key support staff. This includes clerical officers, Hansard reporters, chefs and doorkeepers.

There is also the House of Parliament Fast Stream, our graduate development programme.

Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)

Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is a joint department working with both Houses of Parliament. They are transforming Parliament to make it digital first and provide technology and online tools to staff and members.

Diversity and Equality

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

Benefits

Benefits of working for Parliament include pension schemes, season ticket loans, 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 Commons Service offers placements for Sandwich course students.

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.

ParliGENDER: in support of 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

Nursery

Parliament has an onsite nursery for staff. It is a bright and modern facility with capacity for 40 children (aged three months to five years) and offers a stimulating and secure environment for children’s personal educational development.

Visit the Nursery page for more information.