Working for the House of Lords
Working for the House of Lords is a rewarding career. The Lords shares the task of making and shaping laws and scrutinising the government. Staff work in range of posts and student placements are also available.
Posts in the House of Lords
The House of Lords has a wide range of specialist, graduate, administrative, and support roles. These include policy specialists, clerks, baristas, and waiters.
- Current job vacancies at the House of Lords
- Job roles and what (pdf, 2MB)it's like to work at Parliament (PDF 1.6MB) (pdf, 2MB)
- House of Lords Values and Behaviours (PDF 0.2MB) (pdf, 203KB)
- Offices and departments working for the House of Lords
Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)
Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is a joint department of both Houses of Parliament. It provides technology and online tools and is transforming Parliament to become digital first.
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.
Internships for people from ethnic minority backgrounds
The House of Lords Administration has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to launch a new internship programme, offering four opportunities to individuals aged 18 and over, from an ethnic minority background.
We are offering a paid, 1-month internship for four individuals aged 18 and over from an ethnic minority background. You can choose to apply for placements within four Offices across the Administration.
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).
There is office-based work experience placements for school students aged 15 to 18 years old.