Who we are

The Parliamentary Service, established in 1985, is headed by the General Manager who is accountable to the Speaker for the running of the Service.

The current General Manager is David Stevenson. He leads a team of 7 Senior Managers who are each responsible for the different business groups within the Service.

The Parliamentary Service is the largest of the agencies housed in the parliamentary precinct.  As of 30 June 2015, the Service employed 705 staff, equivalent to 581 full time equivalent staff (FTEs). Sixty-one percent of staff are employed to support members of Parliament or the Party Political offices (member support staff), and 39 percent provide corporate support services and advice on behalf of the General Manager of the Parliamentary Service.

The staff on the parliamentary complex includes those employed in:

  • security,

  • Parliamentary Library,

  • facilities management,

  • accounting/finance roles,

  • Visitor Services

  • travel,

  • ICT,

  • HR/Payroll, and

  • other administrative areas.

Parliamentary Service also employ the staff that work as Executive Assistants, Researchers, Media and other forms of Advisors, for members of Parliament and for the political party leaders.

Out-of-Parliament staff are generally employed to work in the member’s local electorate office, to meet with constituents, work on local issues, and serve as the ‘face’ of the member when the member is in Wellington.

Other agencies with staff on the precinct, include Office of the Clerk, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Ministerial Secretariat and Support.