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). We also recruit each year to our graduate development programme, the Houses of Parliament Fast Stream.
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 Finance, the Department of Human Resources and Change, and the Department of Information Services.
Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)
In addition to these House of Commons departments, the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS), a joint department of both Houses of Parliament, provides technology and intranet services to Members and their staff
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 of working for Parliament include pension schemes, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, personal development programmes and an on-site nursery (all childcare vouchers are accepted and a Salary Sacrifice option is available).
The House of Commons Service is offering numerous placements for Sandwich course students.