Area Organiser – Northern Region

Applications for this job are now closed

UNISON Northern Region is currently recruiting a permanent Area Organiser.
Starting salary
£38,208 per annum (including Annual Subsistence Allowance)
Closing date
28 April 2017
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

You need to be 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, 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.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form (under “Resources”)

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

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please send 3 copies of the completed forms along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to: Reception, UNISON Northern, 140-150 Pilgrim St., Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6T quoting ref: R4/23. Alternatively please e-mail

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 28 April 2017.

Interviews will be held on 15 & 16 May 2017.

Applicants who have been short listed will be notified by 9 May 2017.


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.