Benefits and support at the House of Commons
We're proud to be able to offer our people a range of attractive benefits and support.
30 days annual leave per annum, increasing to 35 days after the first full leave year, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for anyone working part time). Eligible staff may apply to buy or sell up to a maximum of five days leave during the annual leave year.
House of Commons pension
You'll be eligible for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) from the day you join.
In order to support our staff, we offer the following House of Commons loans:
- Season ticket and/or bicycle loan for transport into work
- Rental deposit loan
Cycle to Work scheme
The Cycle to Work scheme is a Government-supported initiative aimed at promoting healthier journeys to work and reducing environmental pollution. Not only does it help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your fitness, it also allows you to spread out the cost of buying a new bike, as well as saving on Income Tax and National Insurance.
Flexible and remote working
We offer a range of flexible and remote working options such as working from home for many of our roles.
Learning and development opportunities and sponsorship for professional qualifications
All staff, managers and leaders can access development to help them thrive, perform and develop at work. From workshops, online resources, career coaching, study leave, apprenticeships and grants, everyone at the House of Commons has an opportunity for personal and career growth through learning. We support professional qualifications and apprenticeships, including time off for study leave for certain qualifications.
Health and wellbeing service
Our in-house Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service provides advice and guidance to support good health at work. Services available to staff and managers include:
- Occupational health
- Mental health and wellbeing support
- Clinical Nurse – drop-in clinic for ill health and minor treatment
- Access to an on-site GP. This service is available to all staff whether on the Estate or working remotely
- Annual flu vaccination clinic available to all staff
- Health and wellbeing annual programme of events
- On-Site support from our Parliamentary Mental Health First Aider network
Disability and workplace adjustments
We support staff with a range of workplace adjustments, physical or otherwise, help with obstacles relating to mental health and physical or non-physical requirements. Common adjustments include:
- Assistive technology – such as software or hardware
- Speech recognition software or large computer screens
- Ergonomics – such as chairs and standing desk
House of Commons gym membership
Access to a subsidised gym located on the estate on a full membership or pay as you go basis, with a network of over 100 leisure centres across the UK.
You'll have access to a range of cafés, bars and restaurants catering for all preferences and budgets in both traditional and contemporary surroundings.
House of Commons nursery
The House of Commons Nursery is a modern, welcoming facility with capacity for 40 children aged from three months to five years.
A variety of leave options including:
- Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption
- Caring leave
- Special Leave