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.

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.

Benefits

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

There is office-based work experience placements for school students aged 15 to 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

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.