About this job
MK Area Branch is a local government branch with several thousand members. The Area Organiser will focus both on schools in the area, working with a local organiser and the other employers in the branch.
The Area Organiser will recruit both members and stewards. You will also undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and stewards in representation and negotiation.
You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper. Proven organising, campaigning, administrative and IT skills.
A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.
You will need to be able to travel within the region and occasionally to London and locations in the South East for meetings/training as required. You will be required to live within a reasonable distance of Milton Keynes where the post is based.
The role is for 3 days a week, to be worked flexibly, for a 12 month period.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role or if you have any questions please contact Graham Blues, branch secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
To download a job description/ person specification and an application form please go to
If you have any difficulties please contact unison@Milton-keynes.gov.uk or phone 01908 253390.
Application forms should be posted to:
Confidential, Graham Blues, UNISON, Saxon Court, 502 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS
Closing date: noon 20th February.
Interviews to be held February 28th in Milton Keynes
UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.