A message from our Managing Director

Watch this quick video to hear from Grant Hill-Cawthorne about our team and how to join us.

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Inclusion and diversity

The House of Commons is committed to increasing diversity and providing a positive, inclusive working environment.

We welcome applications from people inclusive of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race and ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and caring responsibilities. Find out more in the House of Commons Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.

Our values

In the House of Commons, we aspire to be:

  • Inclusive: We value everyone equally. We respect each other and all have a voice.
  • Courageous: We try new things. We own our actions and decisions and learn from our mistakes.
  • Trusted: We trust each other to do a good job. We are impartial and build confidence in Parliament through our integrity.
  • Collaborative: We share our knowledge and experience. We work towards a shared vision and know we work better in partnership.

Our team

The House of Commons Library is a research and information service based in the UK Parliament. Our impartial analysis, statistical research and resources help MPs and their staff scrutinise legislation, develop policy, and support constituents.

We are part of the wider Research and Information (R&I) team with the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST). Our team includes communications professionals, data and information managers, librarians, researchers, scientists, statisticians and more.

We recognise that we still have more to do to ensure that our workforce is diverse and reflects society. We also recognise the importance of creating and sustaining an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, in line with our values.

We are doing this by embedding key areas of the House of Commons Inclusion and Diversity Strategy into our work and behaviours. Our goal is to:

  • decrease the ethnicity pay gap
  • improve accessibility
  • foster inclusive environments

We are also working on ensuring our research supports the work of the House of Commons and represents people across the UK.

Supporting our people

We want R&I to be a great place to work for everyone. We also want people working with us to feel they can do their best work and reach their full potential. We are committed to:

  • Safeguarding health and wellbeing;
  • Supporting professional and career development for everyone, for example through training and mentoring programmes;
  • Providing guidance and support to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits and importance of an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Recruiting new people

We are looking for individuals that understand and strive to live our values. Our commitment in return is to:

  • Ensure our recruitment processes are fit for purpose. This includes having minimum essential criteria that are relevant to the role (and not just about qualifications and previous experience).

You can find out more about opportunities to work with us and how to apply on our dedicated page.

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  • Our people

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  • Opportunities

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  • About us

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