Temporary Area Organiser (12 months maternity cover)

The South East Region is currently recruiting a Temporary Area Organiser to work with our branches to co-ordinate and lead the union’s organising agenda across the region.
South East
Guildford office
Starting salary
£39,457 per annum plus £2,933 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
10 December 2021
35 hours per week – 12 months maternity cover
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 months maternity cover

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members, with almost 200,000 in the South East Region. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities.

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.

The successful candidates will bring their experience and skills in one-to-one communications, recruitment, organising and campaigning. To undertake this role you will need to be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of the Trade Union and Labour movement and UNISON in the South East Region in particular. Previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a TU branch or within a similar organisation would also be desirable.

The following posts are being recruited:

1x Full Time Temporary – R9/95T

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form. See also job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

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

Please email the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to c.harvey@unison.co.uk quoting the job ref number R9/95T

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 10th December 2021

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 18th January 2022.


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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