Regional Learning and Development Organiser (Union Learning Fund) Fixed Term

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South East
Guildford, will travel across the SE Region
Starting salary
£37,556 plus £2,791 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
20 February 2020
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
31 March 2021

About this job

UNISON South East is recruiting a fixed term Regional Learning & Development Organiser (RLDO) funded by the Union Learning Fund until 31 March 2020. The RLDO will be based in our Guildford office, but the job will require travelling across the South East region, attendance at UNISONs national office for briefings. Occasional overnight stays will also be required.

The Union Learning Fund project is aimed at recruiting and training Union Learning reps to promote learning especially maths, English and digital skills to underrepresented groups. Key objectives will be to support branches and employers to establish and negotiate learning agreements, set up long term projects for supporting learners’ including apprentices and deliver training and workshops to members.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of lifelong learning and its relevance to the workplace and will have experience and an appreciation of the link between learning and union organising. You will support the development and delivery of a range of ULF projects, networking events, learning workshops and programmes relevant to personal development, skills for life development and the Union Learn Funds priorities.

You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for projects; an understanding of the Union Learning Fund is desirable.

The post is based in the Guildford office. The post holder will be required to travel and work across the South East Region.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the general application form and monitoring forms (under “Resources”) and see job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the General application form will be accepted.

Please send 3 copies of your completed forms to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UL or by email to  quoting Ref :R9/AR1 by no later than 5 pm on 20th February.

Interviews will take place on 2nd March in the Guildford Regional 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.