4th June 2023 11:41 am
The Working for an MP website is a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works. You can read about the site’s history, or get in touch with suggestions or feedback, or find out about the help and advice available to staff from the House of Commons, including the IGCS Behaviour Code.
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Improving the management and wellbeing of political staffers:insights from Prime Minister’s Advisers in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
A Wellness Working Group online event. Presenter: Dr Jennifer Lees-Marshment University of Auckland, New ZealandTime: 11:00 – 12:00Date: Thursday 8 June 2023Location: Online via Teams This presentation will present suggestions for how to improve the management and wellbeing of political staffers, drawing on research conducted in 2022-23 through interviews with political practitioners, including 66 advisers…
Legal advice and help in employment matters
The House of Commons Library has updated its briefing on the various options open to an individual who needs legal assistance in relation to their employment rights. You can find the briefing here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn02830/
Managing Workplace Stress for MPs Staff – new training course
A brand new training course from the Members’ Services Team. The first presentation will be on Tuesday 13 June 2023. For further information and booking, please visit https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2059 (parliamentary network account required) Course Overview
Archived guides can be found on the w4mp archive. They should not be relied on as expressions of current practice.
Our humourous alt.guides can be found on alt.w4mp.org, along with an archive of Hoby cartoons.
“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely” John Crace, The Guardian, 14 May 2015
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