Grantfinder gives access to a flexibly searchable and continuously updated database of UK and European Union (EU) funding sources, including grants, loans and advisory schemes. It enables you to set up alerts for new sources of funding in the areas most relevant.
This hour-long session is for those who need a full introduction to what Grantfinder is and how it works. Book your place via Act.
The recess dates have been updated and can be found here:
Do you enjoy singing but feel you don’t have time?
Did you know there is a choir at Westminster?
They meet for 2 hours every Monday evening and you can find out more details here: https://w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/groups-which-staff-can-join/sports-and-social-groups/parliament-choir/
Caseworker Discussion Forum hosted by the Commons Library
The Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, is pleased to invite you to the Casework Discussion Forum which will take place virtually each month.
The next session is taking place on Thursday 18 August, 9:30-10:30am and will be on the topic of Wellbeing – looking after yourself and others. It will be chaired by Wendy Wilson from the Library.
The Forum will be complemented by a dedicated Teams chat which will allow you to share ideas and best practice, as well as support being on hand from the Library should specialist knowledge be required.
(Please note, you do not have to be a Caseworker to attend these sessions, they are open to any Members’ staff who handle casework.)
If you have any questions, please contact MST@parliament.uk
Listen to this podcast from PoliticsHome to find out:
How Westminster Works: What do MPs actually do for you?
“Every year MPs and their staff receive thousands of requests for help from the people they are elected to represent – ranging from everyday problems about bin collections and parking spaces, to highly sensitive pleas about immigration, medical care and crime. Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and dedicated caseworkers speak to PoliticsHome about the vital work their staff in offices across the length and breadth of the country do.”
Learn about skills starting as an Office Manager
Office Manager – Getting Started Workshop for Members’ Staff
To book, please click this link Thursday 15 September 10-12 pm
This workshop focuses on the elements of an Office Manager’s role that relates to HR best practice. It provides an opportunity to build knowledge and get practical guidance from the Members’ HR Advice Services.
- The Members HR Services team
- Your role as an Office Manager for an MP
- Running the office
- EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
12:30 – 13:30 – Thursday 4 August 2022
Online Via Teams
Over the Bloody Moon is a leading menopause consultancy who will talk to us about the menopause transition and how you can better support colleagues or a partner. Lesley is here today to help managers feel more confident and equipped to support those negatively impacted by menopause. By being more aware of the signs, we can help others join the dots and respond in an appropriate and empathetic way.
Please email the Wellness Working Group if you would like a link to the event: email@example.com
During the 2022 House Services Fair in July, many staffers were able to go on a Doorkeepers guided tour of the Palace. However, if you didn’t manage to go on one of the tours, you can now view a virtual tour on the intranet, guided by Deputy Principal Doorkeeper Ross Carlin.
You must have a parliamentary network account in order to be able to view this video, which lasts just over 11 minutes.
See the video here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d16125ac-59fd-4453-a772-de8adc673faa?list=studio