Area Organiser, Guildford

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Guildford Office
Starting salary
£36,820 plus annual subsistence allowance £2,736
Closing date
30 April 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 Months

About this job

While our Area Organisers can be required to work in any team; the initial focus of the work for this post will be as part of the Regional Secretariat. Responsibilities will include work with the Regional Council, Regional Committee and other Regional lay Groups and Committees, supporting the Regional Management Team and taking a leading role in delivering the Regions communications strategy.

You need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individual to support our growing organisation. The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able  to develop and deliver  recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns in our branches, train and develop stewards, 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.

A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISONs policies and objectives.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the Guildford office.

How to apply

To apply for these opportunities, please download and complete the Local/Area Organiser application form (under “Resources”)

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”)

Please note that ONLY the Area/Local Organiser application forms will be accepted.

Please send completed application forms quoting post number ref R9/83T to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ground Floor, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UL.

Completed and signed application forms must be received by no later than 30 April 2019 by 5pm.

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 10 May 2019 at our Guildford office.


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.