South East Region – 3 x Area Organisers

UNISON is Britain’s leading public sector trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public services, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ 1200 staff, approximately 370 at our national centre in Euston, central London and the remainder in our twelve regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
Region
South East
Location
West Sussex, Brighton or Thames Valley area
Starting salary
£38,683 per annum plus annual subsistence allowance of £2,875
Closing date
16 November 2020
Hours
35
Contract type
Full time, permanent
Reference
R9/82, R9/36, R9/83

About this job

The South East region is currently recruiting 3 Area Organisers.

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.

There are three posts that are being advertised that each cover either the Brighton & West Sussex or Thames Valley areas. 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 and to the Guildford Office for meetings/training as required.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area Organiser/Local Organiser application form, disability and recruitment monitoring forms (under “Documents”).  Please also see the job description and person specification.

Please note that only the Area Organiser/Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

Completed applications should be returned to Caroline Butler by email to caroline.butler@unison.co.uk quoting the reference number R9/82, R9/36 and R9/83.

Completed application forms must be returned by 12pm on 16th November 2020

Interviews will take place on the 25th and 26th November 2020 via Microsoft Teams.

About UNISON

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.

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