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

At the UK Parliament we are 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.

Our values

POST is a bicameral research office. This means we contribute to both House of Commons and the House of Lords. Our team produces impartial, non-partisan, and peer-reviewed briefings, designed to make scientific research accessible to everyone in the UK Parliament.

The House of Commons aspires 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’re 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.

And the House of Lords focuses on:

  • People:  Creating a culture where everyone has the opportunity to excel.
  • Place:  Ensuring our work and visitor spaces are as inclusive and accessible as possible.
  • Performance:  Enabling all colleagues, leaders and suppliers to perform to their best.
  • Profile:  Sharing our story and building our reputation for excellence in inclusion and diversity.

Our team

POST is part of the wider Research and Information (R&I) team with the House of Commons Library. 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 and partnerships are diverse and reflect society. For example, some researchers who share a diversity characteristic are under-represented in engagement with the UK Parliament. This includes women researchers, researchers from minority ethnic communities, and disabled researchers.

Our Knowledge Exchange Unit is working on understanding and addressing barriers to change this. You can find out more about this work on the UK Parliament website. In relation to this, we are committed to ensuring our research supports the work of the UK Parliament and represents people across the UK.

We recognise the importance of creating and sustaining an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, in line with our values. Find out more in the House of Commons and the House of Lords Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.

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’re 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).
  • Expand the number and range of opportunities, including our Fellowships.

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

Related pages

  • Our people

    Our staff cover a range of roles to deliver our services. Read our selection of staff profiles to learn more about our people.

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  • Opportunities

    View current opportunities to work with us, find out how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

  • About us

    POST sources reliable and impartial scientific research evidence for the UK Parliament.

    About us