Area Organiser – Brighton Office

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East Team based in the Brighton Office
Starting salary
£37,556 plus £2,791 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
17 February 2020
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The South East region is currently recruiting an Area Organiser. Work will initially be undertaken as part of the East Team, focussing on the organisation and development of branches across Sussex.

There has never been a more important time to protect our members in the public services and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?

UNISON is looking for 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 UNISON’s policies and objectives.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser form and the Disability Monitoring form (under “Documents”).

Completed applications should be returned to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UL quoting the reference number R9/81 or by email to

Completed application forms must be returned by midday on 17th February 2020

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th February 2020 in our Brighton 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.