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I have already applied for a role. What happens now?

All applications received will be acknowledged and passed to the recruitment panel. This normally consists of the line manager for the vacant post, another manger with relevant experience, and a representative from Human Resources. The recruitment panel will review the applications and short-list candidates for interview. The House of Commons Recruitment team will then contact all applicants, usually by email, to either let them know that they have not been short-listed or to invite them to the next stage of the selection process. Short-listing usually takes place within 1-2 weeks of the closing date for the campaign, but can take up to 3 weeks in a small number of cases.

I have applied for a job, when will I hear from you?

We contact all candidates within three weeks of the closing date of a recruitment campaign.

If I am offered a post, what checks will you carry out?

If you are offered a post with us, this would be subject to satisfactory references, including security clearance to Counter Terrorism Check level (CTC) and proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. We will also ask for references covering at least the past three years.

I do not hold a current work permit, can I still apply?

Unfortunately, the House of Commons cannot sponsor work visas so you would need to be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK before taking up a post with us. To review your application(s) and any correspondence from us, please log in to our recruitment system.