The ICO is hosting a webinar for Members’ staff on Constituency Casework Data and Dissolution on Thursday 7 March from 2pm.
There will be an open Q&A session where you can ask any questions on this subject.
To attend, please visit this page and then follow the link to register:
The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background to pursue a career in communications. Their award-winning PR Training Programme is a paid, full-time, eight-week training programme in Public Relations (PR) and Communications designed to equip participants from a Black, Asian & minority ethnic background with the relevant knowledge, insights and skills to work in the PR and communications industry.
They are now looking for applications for their latest round of traineeships, run in partnership with HSBC UK. The programme runs from May 20th – July 10th 2024.
To be eligible
- You must be from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.
- You must be a graduate or graduated within the last three years. We accept applications from graduates who have studied any subject.
- You must be strongly interested in pursuing a career in Public Relations (PR) and communications.
- You must be a British national or have an immigration status that allows you to be employed in the UK at the end of the programme.
Full details can be found here: https://www.taylorbennettfoundation.org/pr-training-programme-candidates
Closing Date: 15 April 2024
House of Commons Training Session
- Explain what makes an effective CV
- Structure and format their CV for maximum impact
- Eliminate unnecessary information and material
- Project confidence and a positive mindset through the words used
- Amend and update their own CV to meet a Job or Person Specification
- Enable participants to take a structured approach to writing job applications and build confidence in applying for roles
Sessions available on:
- 4 March 2024 – 09:00 – 11:00
- 11 March 2024 – 09:00 – 11:00
- 21 March 2024 – 09:00 – 11:00
- 26 March 2024 – 09:30 – 11:30
- 5 April 2024 – 09:30 – 11:30
- 10 April 2024 – 13:30 – 15:30
To book, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2109
All MPs’ staff should have received an email inviting them to complete the Wellness Working Group annual survey on wellbeing.
If you haven’t already completed this important survey, w4mp strongly encourages you to do so as soon as possible – the closing date is Friday 19 January 2024.
If you are a member of staff and have not received the invitation, please email email@example.com from your parliamentary network account and they will send you a link.
As we all know, the current set of parliamentary constituencies is being replaced for the next election and the borders of constituencies will change substantially. And because boundary reviews are carried out by separate organisations for each nation that no-one officially produces a single dataset of all the new constituencies covering the whole UK.
However MySociety has done some great work pulling it all together and has created:
See their blog post for full details.
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 18 January 2024
Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams
The January 2024 forum will be on the topic of Boundary changes: how to find data about new constituencies. We will be joined by staff from the Library’s Social and General Statistics Section.
To sign up, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/signup.php?s=16606
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has produced a useful explainer on Artificial Intelligence. It describes key definitions, how AI can be used, how it works, concerns, and perceptions of AI.
You can find it here: https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pb-0057/
Please join the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Advocacy Team, who will raise awareness of Disability Services, to support your constituents. The Team will cover the Access to Work (ATW) grant which supports people with a health condition or a disability to get into and retain work. If you have a question you would like to pre-submit for the DWP please email MST@parliament.uk
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Date: Wednesday 20 December 2023
Location: Online Via Teams
For further information and to register, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=6017
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Date: 16 January 2024
Location: Online via Teams
For full details and booking, please visit https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2068
This is a two-day, in-person course.
This course is about how to get the best out of social media and will have a particular focus on using video as a powerful way of engage and also explore how to manage negative comments and link you to some Parliamentary resources that can support you.
This is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation and discussions.
Dates: 8 and 9 January 2024
For further information and to sign up, please go to https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1884