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 21 July, 2-3pm and will be a Q&A session on the topic of Housing. It will be led 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
To book, please visit ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177
The Commons Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, are pleased to announce a new series of talks on research, casework and policy to take place virtually each month.
The talks will cover a different topic each session as decided by Members’ staff, and the first event will be taking place Wednesday 22 June, 9.30 – 10.30am. You can book your place on ACT.
They will also 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
Date: 30 June 2022
Venue: Railway Museum, York
Join the Member Services Team (MST) for the next regional roadshow for Members’ staff.
The session will start with lunch and with specialist input from the library. You will also have the chance to hear from House Services, IPSA and the Home Office.
If you are based in this region you will have been sent a calendar invitation. Please accept or decline the invite to help us with catering.
If you have not received an invitation, please contact email@example.com
The Members’ Services Fair continues today and tomorrow in Portcullis House.
A few remaining places are available for Members and Members’ Staff to join special Doorkeeper tours, which will take you to key business areas around the House. Doorkeepers will be able to answer any questions you may have about access or finding your way around Parliament.
Click here to book your place.
Places are also available on a drop-in basis – please visit the Members’ Services Team desk in the PCH Atrium or ask Ross, Adrian, Kieron, Chris or Aaron from the Doorkeeper team to check availability.
Tours will depart regularly from the PCH Atriumand will take approximately 30 minutes. Each tour group will be limited to five people.
The Members’ Services Fair has been arranged as an opportunity for you to learn more about the support, services and facilities available to you. Staff representing teams including the Digital Service, Members’ security, IPSA and HR will be on hand in the Atrium and Attlee Suite in PCH to answer any questions you have, provide an introduction to the services and facilities available to you and provide resources and further information.
If you would like to arrange to visit the Fair at a specific time or to speak to a particular service, please contact the Members’ Services Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Members’ Staff Roadshows – Refreshed: Launch event for the North West region
The Members’ Services Team (MST) have recently taken ownership of the regional constituency events (or roadshows). We very much intend to return to face to face roadshows in due course, but in the meantime we have consulted MPs’ staff and other stakeholders on what our virtual roadshows might look like. We are therefore piloting a new type of virtual roadshow that will have two phases:
A short launch event on MS Teams, where the MST will ask you what you would like included in the roadshow. The first launch event is on Thursday 15th July at 09.30 for the North West region.
As well as constituency based staff, we want to hear from staff who work in Westminster, whose constituency is in the North West. If you work for an MP in this region, you will receive an email asking you to vote on whether you will attend, and if you vote yes, you will then receive an invite to the roadshow itself. At the launch event, you can let us know what subjects you would like to discuss, and which of the break-out groups we are planning will be beneficial for you. We will not be having presentations from House services, but staff from those services will be at both the launch event and the roadshow itself. Your views will be key and we really want to hear from you.
The actual roadshow event will then follow the launch event between 4-6 weeks later. For the North West region, the roadshow is on the 7th September at 09.30 and will be virtual.
It is really important that you register for the event, so please vote; and if you haven’t received an email, please contact email@example.com.
The next event will be for staff working for MPs in Scotland, and further details will follow.
See more here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2021/july/refreshed-members-staff-roadshows-launch-event-for-the-north-west-region/