Behind the scenes at the House of Commons there are around 2000 members of staff working to make sure Parliament runs smoothly. We serve Parliament, not the government; although our terms of employment are broadly in line with those of civil servants. The House is a unique and friendly workplace.

It takes a broad range of skills and experience to run the House of Commons; it is a complex business, so we have a broad range of job roles. This website tells you more about working in the House of Commons, and which role might suit you.

Tours of the House of Commons

Tours of the House of Commons

Tours of the House of Commons

Look inside the House of Commons

A Wide Variety of Roles

Administration

Administration

A wide range of administrative roles supporting all areas of the House, mostly needing general admin skills

Catering/hospitality

Catering/hospitality

Both customer-facing and back of house roles, including Chefs and Waiters.

Construction & property

Construction & property

Includes Project Leaders and Engineers supporting M&E projects, modern office refurbishments and the conservation of the Palace of Westminster

Portering

Portering

A key service transferring items of varying sizes between the Palace of Westminster and the other buildings on the Parliamentary Estate.

Human Resources

Human Resources

A business partner model with a number of specialist teams including L&D, Diversity & Inclusion and Change

Visitor Services/Retail

Visitor Services/Retail

Tours of parliament are given and supported by a Visitor Services team and Retail Assistants in our gift shops

Administration

Administration

A wide range of administrative roles supporting all areas of the House, mostly needing general admin skills

Catering/hospitality

Catering/hospitality

Both customer-facing and back of house roles, including Chefs and Waiters.

Construction & property

Construction & property

Includes Project Leaders and Engineers supporting M&E projects, modern office refurbishments and the conservation of the Palace of Westminster

Portering

Portering

A key service transferring items of varying sizes between the Palace of Westminster and the other buildings on the Parliamentary Estate.

Human Resources

Human Resources

A business partner model with a number of specialist teams including L&D, Diversity & Inclusion and Change

Visitor Services/Retail

Visitor Services/Retail

Tours of parliament are given and supported by a Visitor Services team and Retail Assistants in our gift shops