Working for the Commons

Working for the House of Commons is a rewarding career, supporting and helping improve the work of the Lower House. The House has approximately 1,550 staff across a wide range of posts, offices and skill levels. There are also student placements available.

Posts in the House of Commons

The House of Commons has a wide range of graduate positions (eg, clerkships and specialists); administrative and executive roles (eg, clerical officers and Hansard Reporters) and key support staff (eg, attendants and refreshments staff).

Offices and departments

Staff in the House of Commons work in a number of distinct departments: the Department of Chamber and Committee Services, the Department of Facilities, the Department of Information Services and the Department of Resources.

PICT

In addition to these House of Commons departments, 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 Commons has a diversity and equality policy in line with UK legislation on equality of opportunity and equal pay.

Benefits

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

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