Working for the House of Commons

Working for the House of Commons is a rewarding career, supporting and helping improve the work of the Parliament. The House has approximately 2500 staff across a wide range of posts, offices and careers. There are also student placements available.

Posts in the House of Commons

The House of Commons has a wide range of graduate positions (eg, clerkships and specialists); administrative and executive roles (eg, clerical officers and Hansard Reporters) and key support staff (eg, attendants and refreshments staff). We also recruit each year to our graduate development programme, the Houses of Parliament Fast Stream.

Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)

In addition to these House of Commons 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 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 is offering numerous 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.

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

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.