Hive Support Ltd

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Hive Support Ltd
HR & Recruitment for MPs

Our Services

Helping MP's Work

Why Use Hive?

There is nothing we don’t know about employing staff and running a Parliamentary office (please feel free to test us!)

We know how time consuming recruitment and HR can be, and it’s probably not what you and your team came to Parliament to spend your time focusing on.

Getting it wrong can be costly and disruptive and it’s hard to stretch your staffing budget to find an experienced HR Manager.

By using a centralised service, you can utilise our experience, ensure your office fully complies with modern employment practices and prioritise your staffing budget towards Parliamentary and constituency work.

Our independent, professional service will support you to be a good employer and help to raise employment standards across Parliament.

Recruitment & HR Services

Centralised Service

Modern Employment Practices

Independent, Professional Service

Raised Employment Standards

New MP Support Package

We have been heavily involved in supporting newly elected MPs for the past four general elections and we know how frantic those first few days and weeks in Westminster can be. We have designed a package of support that we know you will need, to get you off to the best start:

Start-up staffing package (Paid from your Office Costs, or Start-Up IPSA budgets) £2500
  • Advice and guidance on using your staffing budget and building a cohesive team of staff
  • Access to temporary staffing support
  • Bespoke recruitment campaign for Westminster or constituency
  • Onboarding paperwork for staff already appointed
  • Advice and assistance with security protocols, monitoring equality and diversity processes, and right to work checks

Recruitment (Temp or permanent)

£1750 (permanent) or £900 (Temp)

Recruiting the right people can take a significant amount of time. We can take that task off your hands and make sure the process is fair, open and legally compliant.

Whether you need short term or permanent staff, in the constituency or in Westminster, we will present you with a shortlist of suitable candidates to interview, and then assist you with the necessary paperwork to meet IPSA’s requirements.

Staff Training & Development Support

Having proper staff support in place can be vital to ensuring the success of your team. We will support your staff, ensuring they have the skills and tools they need to do their jobs. We can help you iron our niggles within the team, and be by your side when difficult conversations need to take place.

Monthly subscription (£650 per month)
Our package for staff includes:

New MP Support Package, plus:
  • Individual induction plan
  • Mid-probation review
  • Annual appraisals
  • Ongoing training plan
  • Ongoing support & signposting to other services
  • Exit interview and managing reference requests

HR/Office Support

Our extensive experience working for MPs, with the House services and IPSA means we can turn our hands to help fix most problems which arrive in your team. If you need some support, or have a problem you’re not sure how to solve, please do get in touch with us for a confidential chat. Sometimes you don’t need our services, but just need an answer to a question, or a friendly ear to sound off to. Email us and book in a chat – let us see if we can help you.

Other services we can offer:
  • Bespoke training for staff or whole teams
  • Team Reviews
  • Outsourcing IPSA work
  • Support with formal HR processes (disciplinaries, grievances, restructures)

As a new MP in a ‘red wall’ seat, I was faced with the daunting task of setting up a team and establishing an office from scratch when I hadn’t necessarily expected to win. Hive’s support and mentoring has provided me with the structure and experience of an established team and given us the essential tools to navigate the maze of Parliamentary life. I cannot understate the value of investing in Hive’s services or the positive impact their friendly, professional and highly capable team have had on my first few months as an MP.

Chris Clarkson MP
Representing Heywood and Middleton

"Really valuable course, have also been able to ask follow up questions and advice which was really helpful. As a constituency office with caseworkers that have no parliamentary experience this was such a helpful course - if only we'd had it in month one!"

Caseworker Training Candidate

"Really useful sessions, the trainer was great and took the time to talk us in detail about our office protocols and adapting the training to fit"

Bespoke Office Caseworker Training Candidate

"I thoroughly enjoyed the session and although somewhat daunted by the homework task, it pushed me out of my comfort zone and the feedback was invaluable. Overall the session offered excellent value for money and the content was outstanding. Would definitely be interested to learn of any future courses."

Speechwriting Candidate
Upcoming Training Courses

See Our Latest Training Courses

We provide individual and small group training to MPs, their staff and those looking to start their Parliamentary career.

Our speechwriting masterclass is delivered by a former MP with over 30 years experience, Rt Hon Alistair Burt. With a lengthy and varied front bench career in both Government and Opposition.

Course Date:

19th January 2024 10am-4.30pm

Join us for an insightful one-hour bitesize course tailored to MP’s staff, dedicated to honing the skills necessary to advance incumbency campaigns with purpose and efficacy.

Course Date:

Awaiting future dates. Please email to register your interest.

In this dynamic training session, we will equip your team with the essential skills to handle campaign casework efficiently and leverage the gained insights to the advantage of your constituency.

Course Date:

Awaiting future dates. Please email to register your interest.