Working for the Lords

Working for the House of Lords is a rewarding career, supporting and improving the work of the Upper House. The Lords has approximately 450 staff across a wide range of posts, offices and skill levels. There are also student placements available.

Posts in the House of Lords

The House of Lords has a wide range of graduate positions (eg, clerkships and specialists); administrative roles (eg, executive officers and Hansard Reporters) and key support staff (eg, attendants and refreshments staff). Brief descriptions of all Lords positions are available at:

Offices and departments

Staff in the House of Lords work in a number of distinct offices, providing - amongst others - parliamentary, information and support services and human resources. Full details of the departments and offices are available at:


In addition to these House of Lords services, the new joint Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology (PICT) department provides Members and staff of both Houses with a unified ICT service.

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 the House of Lords include a final salary pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and personal development programmes.

Student placements

The House of Lords offer office based work experience placements to school students ages between 15 - 18 years old.  See Student Placements for notes for guidance and application form.

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