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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 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.

Diversity and inclusion in Parliament

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 LGBT+ people across Parliament.

ParliON: in support of increasing awareness of issues around socio-economic inclusion.