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Oct 2, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
Are you a university student or graduate planning your first career steps? ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“

The UK Parliament Fast Stream programme for 2021 is now open.

Apply now, and in a year you could start your placement in the @HouseofCommons or @UKHouseofLords. Looking for a different role at @UKParliament?

We're #hiring a Head of #Conservation #Architecture who can
๐Ÿ“ oversee the strategy for building conservation
๐Ÿ—๏ธ keep the programme of conservation works up to date
๐Ÿ˜ƒ be a great team leader

Apply now ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Head of Conservation Architecture.   ยฃ63,716+, 30 days' ann
Sep 24, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
๐Ÿ“ข Calling all university students and graduates!

Today we're opening the UK Parliament Fast Stream programme for 2021.

Apply now, and in a year you could start your placement in the @HouseofCommons or @UKHouseofLords. The Parliament Fast Stream ... As a Fast Streamer here, youโ€™ll work with politicians from all parties to scrutinise Government policy and support the UKโ€™s democratic process.

You might manage evidence sessions for a select committee inquiry, or work in the Chambers assisting in the passage of legislation.
Sep 18, 2020 โ€ข 13 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Recently we've shared the people, stories, and secret histories behind 150 years of the Palace of Westminster. See what you've learned in our quiz! โฌ‡๏ธ

(๐Ÿคซ Psst: No one sees your choices, so don't worry about getting it wrong! We'll be back with answers later.)

#Westminster150 1. Which duo built the Palace of Westminster 150 years ago?
Sep 16, 2020 โ€ข 19 tweets โ€ข 9 min read
Today is #AskACurator Day, and we have 3 specialist curators answering your questions on our Parliamentary Art, Historic Furniture and Architectural Fabric Collections! ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿช‘

Let's hear your questions and their answers โฌ First over to our Parliamentary Art expert Melanie ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธโœ๏ธ

Sep 15, 2020 โ€ข 7 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Today is International Day of Democracy 2020 ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ #DemocracyDay2020 #DemocracyDay

Here are five ways you can get your voice heard with UK Parliament โฌ‡๏ธ 1. You can create an e-petition or sign an existing one ๐Ÿ“

Petitions with 10k signatures receive a formal reply from the Government. Those with over 100k signatures are considered for a debate in Parliament.

Search for the issues that matter to you:
petition.parliament.uk
Sep 14, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
This Wednesday is #AskACurator Day, and we're spoilt for choice with the fantastic range of specialist curators working here at UK Parliament! ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿช‘

Let's meet our curators, and tweet any questions you have for them below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ Melanie is the Deputy Curator for the Parliamentary Art Collection, taking care of our 9,000+ precious artworks. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Ask Melanie any questions about the Parliamentary Art Collection here โฌ‡๏ธ

ยฉ: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor An image of Melanie, our De...
Sep 8, 2020 โ€ข 9 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Where the original Palace of Westminster went [THREAD]

We talk a lot about 150 years of the Palace of Westminster. But surely Parliament's older than that?

It is - much older. So why is the Palace only 150?

This is the story of the Great Fire which burned down the Palace โฌ‡๏ธ It's 1834, and the Palace of Westminster looks like this.

The Exchequer needs to get rid of two carts of wooden tally sticks - remnants of an old accounting system.

When given the job, the Clerk of Works decides to burn these in underfloor stoves beneath the @UKHouseofLords. A painting of the Palace of...
Aug 20, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
Are you looking for your next career move? ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿผ

Many @UKParliament teams are #hiring now.

Read our thread to see our jobs of the week, or click through below to browse all our open positions ๐Ÿ‘‡

parliament.uk/about/working/โ€ฆ The @UKHouseofLords are #hiring a Finance Business Partner.

Apply now if you have skills in...
๐Ÿ“Š financial management and accounting
๐Ÿ’ก analysis and problem solving
๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ relationship building

More info๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Finance Business Partner, ยฃ...
Aug 17, 2020 โ€ข 9 tweets โ€ข 5 min read
This summer we're celebrating 150 years of the Palace of Westminster. But how well do you really know this iconic building? ๐Ÿค”

Read on to discover all the secret places hidden throughout the Palace...

#Westminster150

ยฉUK Parliament/Jessica Taylor An opened panel showing a h... Let's start in Westminster Hall, where we find our first treasure high up in the walls. ๐Ÿงฑ

Inside the box is part of the original Norman wall of Westminster Hall, left uncovered when the rest of the walls were restored after the Great Fire of 1834.

ยฉUK Parliament/Mark Duffy An opened box in the walls ...
Aug 13, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
Are you looking for your next career move? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Many teams around @UKParliament are #hiring now.

Read our thread to see our jobs of the week, or click through below to browse all our open positions ๐Ÿ‘‡ The @UKHouseofLords are #hiring a Director of Culture Change, who will head up a new Business Improvement and Change team.

Apply now if you have...

๐Ÿ™‹An ability to engage and inspire people
๐Ÿ’ฌ Experience in delivering major change initiatives

More info๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟhousesofparliament.tal.net/vx/appcentre-Hโ€ฆ Job of the week in the Hous...
Aug 3, 2020 โ€ข 8 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
This year marks 150 years of the Palace of Westminster as we know it today - but there's a lot you might not know about this magnificent building.

This is the secret history of by who, how and why the Palace was rebuilt 150 years ago โฌ‡๏ธ #Westminster150 The morning of 16 October 1834, two workmen arrived at the Palace of Westminster. They'd been ordered to burn two cartloads of wooden sticks in stoves in the @UKHouseofLords basement.

By 6pm, a great fire had swept through the Palace, destroying both of the Houses of Parliament.
Jul 23, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Many hard-working teams keep UK Parliament running year round. Could you join them?

See all our current vacancies โฌ‡๏ธ Job of the week in the @HouseofCommons is Sharepoint Analyst.

You'll:

โ„น๏ธ lead key aspects of improving information and data flows
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ develop and maintain SharePoint sites
๐Ÿค“ be an Advanced Level Microsoft SharePoint Developer

Apply by 29 July:

housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Job of the week in the Hous...
Jul 16, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Are you looking to change roles? Is it time for a step out or a step up? We're hiring.

Join our teams working at the heart of UK democracy. The @HouseofCommons is looking for a data analyst in personnel security.

You'll be
๐Ÿ“Š proficient in data analysis,
๐Ÿ“‡ advanced in your IT skills, including SQL
๐Ÿคซable to work in a confidential environment

Apply by the 26 July โคต๏ธ

housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Job of the week in the Hous...
Jun 25, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
While lots of the UK Parliament team are working remotely, we're always looking for new staff to join us ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ

Are you looking for a new role? Take a look at our picks of the week, or see all our vacancies here: parliament.uk/about/working/โ€ฆ The @HouseofCommons is looking for a Committee Specialist to work on @CommonsTrans to:

โœ”๏ธ Provide accurate and impartial policy advice
๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฟ Support the Committee's investigations
๐ŸšŒ Research and rapidly acquire specialist knowledge

Apply today: housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ The House of Commons is loo...
Jun 19, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
We are always looking for new people to join our teams. Wondering what it feels like to work for UK Parliament?

See our jobs of the week in this thread or browse all other vacancies here: parliament.uk/about/working/โ€ฆ The @HouseofCommons are #hiring a Performance Analyst who can:

๐Ÿ“Š use Google Analytics, Data Studio and Power BI
๐Ÿ“ฃ communicate persuasively and inclusively
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ demonstrate experience of interpreting and presenting web analytics

Apply ๐Ÿ‘‰ housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Performance Analyst, ยฃ30,98...
Jun 4, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
While most of our staff are working remotely now, many of our teams are still recruiting.

We have extended our application deadlines and we're doing interviews remotely for everybody's safety.

Check out our jobs of the week in this thread ๐Ÿ‘‡
parliament.uk/about/working/โ€ฆ The @UKHouseofLords are #hiring a Conservation Studio Manager who can:

๐Ÿ“š undertake conservation treatments for archival materials
๐Ÿ•ต display and coordinate items for loans and exhibitions
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ teach colleagues

Apply now ๐Ÿ‘‰ housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ Conservation Studio Manager...
Jun 4, 2020 โ€ข 6 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
This week thousands of people in the UK joined protests over the death of George Floyd and to support the Black Lives Matter campaign.

We've had lots of questions about how to get in touch with MPs about campaigns.

Read our thread for a step by step guide โฌ‡๏ธ How can my MP help on campaigns? ๐Ÿ™‹

You can contact your MP to ask them to support a campaign that you feel strongly about.

If they agree to support this cause, they may also choose to raise it publicly in the @HouseofCommons through questions, debates, motions or amendments. The House of Commons Chamber.
May 29, 2020 โ€ข 4 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
While most of our staff are working remotely right now, many of our teams are still recruiting. To keep everyone safe, we're doing remote video interviews and extending deadlines for some applications.

This week's picks feature communications roles, but we have more vacancies ๐Ÿ‘‡ The @HouseofCommons is looking for a Digital Content Producer who can

โŒจ๏ธ create and publish social and web content
๐Ÿ“ˆ use analytics to monitor its performance
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ help improve skills across the team

Apply by 7 June:
housesofparliament.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/โ€ฆ

#socialmediajobs #contentjobs Job of the week in the Hous...
May 18, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Welcome to UK Parliament's working week ๐Ÿ“…

Both Houses and their committees have packed schedules over the next few days.

We'll clue you in so you can stay on top of everything that's going on โฌ‡๏ธ

ยฉ UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Portcullis House, the Eliza... The @HouseofCommons have tweeted their #OrderPaper, the daily update on Chamber business.

The House will be sitting from 2:30pm - follow the @HouseofCommons for your guide to today's bill stages and debate ๐Ÿ•

May 12, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
โ— History, live: we'll see the first ever use of remote voting in the UK Parliament later today.

MPs in the @HouseofCommons will vote on a Covid-19 debate using the secure MemberHub around 5.45pm.

This will be the first time any division has taken place remotely. Our friends at @HouseofCommons have been explaining how MPs will use the new system. Follow them for more explainers.

Apr 30, 2020 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
UK Parliament is a working democratic institution. But did you know we also hold many wonderful collections of art and historical artefacts?

Today Assistant Curator Sileas is sharing some of the highlights of our collections as part of #MuseumFromHome ๐Ÿ  โฌ‡๏ธ Artworks in St Stephens Hal... #MuseumFromHome lets us look at hidden artworks which we don't often get to share.

While many artworks can be seen by visitors to Parliament, not all can be on display. Image