Work for UNISON: Southampton District Branch

Southampton District Branch is a dynamic cross sector branch based in the Centre of Southampton, with a main office in Southampton City Council offices. The Branch covers local government, further and higher education, schools, voluntary, community and the private sector.

UNISON Southampton District Branch – Temporary Local Organiser

Starting Salary £26,840 per annum, pay award due 1 Jan 2017.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 9 December 2016.

The Branch is seeking to recruit a Local Organiser; the post will be filled either on a secondment basis or as a fixed term contract.  If applying as a secondment it is the applicants’ responsibility to have confirmed arrangements with their employer before applying.

The Branch is looking for a Local Organiser primarily to recruit new members, identify and support activists in the community, private and voluntary sectors. Reporting to the Branch Executive, you must be able to work on your own initiative in an outreach capacity. You will need knowledge of employment law, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and knowledge of the Trade Union movement, its aims and values. You should also have good IT and administrative skills.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Branch Secretary Hayley Garner via the Branch office on 023 8083 2740.

To apply, please contact the Branch office on the above number or write to:

Southampton District Branch, UNISON office, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7NB and request a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and an application form.

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on 9 December 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 13 December and invited to attend an interview and a short aptitude test on Tuesday 20th December at:



Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace


SO14 0YD