MSP Staff Development

MSP Staff Development 

Welcome to the MSP staff development pages. We are currently in the process of developing a programme of learning and development courses open to all Members' staff. Course details will be added to this page as they come on-line.

Enabling Members to excel in their parliamentary and representative roles is a strategic priority of the Scottish Parliamentary Service. To help meet that aim, the HR Office has been working to enhance the support provided to Members in their role as employers. To support that objective, we have also been working to develop a programme of learning and development to allow you to develop your knowledge and expertise and grow in your roles. Courses will require a minimum number of people to register their interest before they can be confirmed. Notes of interest will be invited after which we will contact people with further details.

 

Need to know

Costs arising from the attendance of Members’ staff at courses will be met from provision 3.5 (Incidental and Ancillary Employment Costs) of the Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme.  Staff must obtain their employing Member’s authorisation before registering their interest.

As we expect events to be very popular, if you are allocated a place, your employing Member will be required to meet the cost of your place under provision 3.5, whether or not you are able to attend. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources/ useful links

 MPs and Staffers Guide to Mental Health (PDF 501 KB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Training

Registration for this course to be held on Monday 4 June is now full . You can still add you name to a waiting list in case of any cancellations or for future occurrences however, please click here to do so

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Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Registration for this course to be held on Friday 4 May is now closed due to the high number of applications. You can still add you name to a waiting list for future occurrences however, please click here to do so.

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Speech Writing

Registration for the speech writing course on Monday 21 May is now closed. We hope to offer further opportunities in the future.

Coming Soon

Programmes are currently in development which will explore the following subject areas. Details of these courses (and instructions on how to book a place) will be provided as they become available.

  • Induction
  • Speechwriting
  • Casework
  • Media and Social Media
  • Benefits for non-benefit advisers
  • Manager Essentials
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Members' Staff Forum

A new members’ staff forum has been established to support and encourage staff development and to advise on training and development programmes for MSP staff members. Should you have ideas or suggestions, feel free to raise these with your representatives on the forum:

Amy Craib – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Jamie Mackie – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Michael Sharpe – Scottish Labour

Fergus Mutch – Scottish National Party

Sally Coburn/ Vhairi Tollan – Scottish Green Party

Please do get in touch if you have any queries or would like to find out more.

Contact: humanresources@parliament.scot, 0131 348 6500.