Researcher/Caseworker of the Year awards – your chance to nominate

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Nominations are now open for the 2015 Researcher of the Year Awards.

Nominations close on 14 January 2015, so get a move on and nominate your researcher now!

Full details here: http://www.rotyawards.co.uk/

Here’s what they say about it:

All staff working in a research or casework capacity for an MP or a Peer, from parliamentary or constituency offices, can be nominated to win an award.  The Awards are intended to promote the extremely valuable role played by all individuals working for parliamentarians.

In line with our drive to encompass all Parliamentary staff, we are delighted to announce a brand new category for this year’s awards programme; In-House Staff Member of the Year Award. The Award aims to celebrate the end of the fifty fifth Parliament and give those who currently work in a research or casework capacity for an MP or Peer a chance to nominate a person or team employed by The House. Please visit the categories page to view the specifications.

All winners will receive a prize to the sum of £50. The Overall Researcher of the Year will also win the latest iPad, courtesy of the Federation of Small Businesses.

“Parliamentary researchers have a range of tasks – they keep their bosses – MPs and peers – informed, on time and fully briefed. These awards celebrate the vital work they do supporting MPs and peers in their duties both in parliament and in constituencies across the country. They are an opportunity for parliamentarians to show their appreciation for their staff. As this parliament comes to a close, this year the awards will also recognise the work of Parliament’s own staff, from the library, the table office, the vote office and many others. They are the support network that is to vital to helping researchers and MPs do their jobs.”

Tony Grew, PoliticsHome