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Health and Community at House of Commons

Health and Wellbeing Service

Our in-house Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service provides advice and guidance to support good health at work.

Services available to staff and managers include:

  • Occupational health
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Clinical Nurse – drop-in clinic for ill health and minor treatment
  • Access to an on-site GP. This service is available to all staff whether on the
  • Estate or working remotely
  • Annual flu vaccination clinic available to all staff
  • Health and wellbeing annual programme of events
  • On-Site support from our Parliamentary Mental Health First Aider network

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers a 24/7 365 day per year confidential helpline to staff and their families. EAP can give practical advice and guidance as well as online, telephone and face to face counselling and support on a broad range of issues such as:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Work advice
  • Relationship Advice
  • Gambling, Alcohol and Drug issues
  • Counselling
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Legal Information
  • Family issues
  • Childcare Support
  • Medical Information

Disability and Workplace Adjustments

We support staff with a range of workplace adjustments, physical or otherwise, help with obstacles relating to mental health and physical or non-physical requirements.

Common adjustments include:

  • assistive technology – such as software or hardware
  • speech recognition software or large computer screens
  • ergonomics – such as chairs and standing desks

House of Commons Gym Membership

Access to a subsidised gym located on the estate on a full membership or pay as you go basis, with a network of over 100 leisure centres across the UK.

Eyesight test

House of Commons staff who use display screen equipment (DSE), for more than 2 hours per day, are entitled to have an eyesight test free of charge.

The Times & Sunday Times Subscription

House of Commons staff are eligible for a free online subscription to The Times & Sunday Times.

London Mutual Credit Union

London Mutual Credit Union (LMCU) is a not-for-profit member owned financial cooperative. They offer a range of banking facilities with competitive savings rates and support for those with low credit ratings.

Diversity and Inclusion Champions

D&I Champions are volunteers appointed at departmental and directorate levels to ensure the House adopts a continuous improvement approach based on best practice and in line with the House’s wider strategy and approach. This includes encouraging people to understand that we are all personally responsible for ensuring we act in an inclusive way, respecting difference and fostering a positive working environment.

Civil Service Sports Council

You can join the Civil Service Sports Council, a not–for–profit organisation, for a small monthly fee (£4.25 at the time of publication).

Civil Service Sports Club’s facilities include extensive sports grounds at Duke Meadows, Chiswick and a recreation centre for indoor games such as snooker and table tennis at Monck Street, Westminster.

Other great benefits include: Free Tastecard, Free entry at over 300 English Heritage sites, Free entry to Historic Royal Palaces as well as great savings on many day-today activities such as restaurants, cinemas and theme parks.

Open Accounts Officer, job opening in House of Commons

Accounts Officer

Accounts Assistant Westminster, London, UK

The RoleThe Finance, Portfolio and Performance (FPP) team is critical to supporting a thriving Parliamentary democracy. We play a leading role in delivering the House of Com

Open Head of Marketing, job opening in House of Commons

Head of Marketing

Other Westminster, London, UK

The TeamThe Participation Marketing team sits within the Strategy and Business Engagement team and promotes public engagement services and activities which enhance the publi

Open Purchasing Porter, job opening in House of Commons

Purchasing Porter

Kitchen Staff Westminster, London, UK

The RoleThe Purchasing and Stores team oversee all food safety and legal due diligence processes for food coming into the Estate and supports the wider catering department t

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