Vacancies that occur for paid professional posts are advertised in publications such as the newsletter of the Archives and Records Association (formerly the Society of Archivists) and specialist professional mailing lists. They will also be advertised on the Parliament website.
Vacancies for support posts are usually advertised in the national press. Enquiries concerning such posts in the House of Lords should be directed to the Human Resources Office, House of Lords, 7 Old Palace Yard, London SW1A 0PW.
Every year we have opportunities for individuals to undertake a two week voluntary work placement. These placements are suitable for university students or graduates who are interested in a career in the archives profession and who want to learn more about the work of a repository, prior to applying for a post-graduate degree in Archives and Records Management. If you are interested in undertaking a voluntary work placement, please contact the Parliamentary Archives, sending your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Frequently Asked Questions