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Hive Support Agency: staff recruitment in Parliament

We’ve been contacted by Hive. They say: We provide an independent and professional service to MPs to assist with their recruitment and ongoing management of staff. We have over 30 years’ experience of working in Parliamentary Offices and understand the unique relationship between an MP and their team. By outsourcing recruitment and HR to us […]

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TheyWorkForYou Crowdfunder

Many of us use TheyWorkForYou to find out what’s been going in Parliament – keeping track of what an MP has said is vital in the office. However, just keeping the site going on a daily basis takes a substantial amount of staff time and expertise, not to mention the costs involved in hosting a […]

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Dissolution Events for Staff

Four dissolution events are taking place for staff. Full details including venues are on the Parliamentary Intranet and you can turn up without booking. Sheffield – Thursday (7th) – 11-1 Glasgow Friday (8th) 10-1 Cardiff Tuesday (12th) – 10-1 Crewe Wednesday 13th 2-4 See the Intranet page for more.

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Women and Parliament Virtual Tour

Have you seen the Women and Parliament 360° virtual tour? See where the 1866 first mass petition for female suffrage was handed in, find out about the campaign for equal voting rights, and more. Take a virtual tour bit.ly/2Nu62aZ The content of the Women and Parliament virtual tour draws on research and content from the […]

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Dissolution Guidance

With the prospect of a General Election looming, we have created a page with links to the official guidance on dissolution. Our dissolution page will be updated with information and new links as we receive them.

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House of Commons Library Help Hub Community

Have you visited the House of Commons Library Help Hub Community yet? The Help Hub Community is a forum where caseworkers can ask each other questions, share experiences and provide advice.  They also run regular ‘ask the expert sessions’ with Library specialists. MPs’ Staff should have been sent an email inviting them to join the […]

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Survey of MPs Staff – please respond

Following the Gemma White QC Report into bullying and harassment of MPs’ staff, the House of Commons service are thinking about what they can do to help to include MPs’ staff within the parliamentary community.  They would like to take the opportunity to ask you your views on how they can best do this.  The […]

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World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention

Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Wellbeing practitioners will be running a stall in PCH to promote good mental health at work and encourage everyone to know what support and resources are available to them. A team of Mental Health First Aiders will also be running stalls and activities in Parliamentary buildings across […]

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Flu Vaccination Drop-in Clinics

Flu vaccination clinics have been arranged for 15, 16 and 17 October in the Palace of Westminster.  These are available to Staff of the House of Commons, PDS, Members of the House of Commons and their staff. Please see the intranet for further information: https://intranet.parliament.uk/employment/health-and-wellbeing/whats-on/flu-vaccination—drop-in-clinic-/

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Protests expected around Parliament

Extinction Rebellion are planning two weeks of direct action, commencing on Sunday 6 October. The protests will take the form of peaceful ‘camps’ around Westminster, and  high levels of disruption are expected. See the post on the Parliamentary Intranet for more details.    

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