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.
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.