National Officer (Disability Equality)

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We are looking for a National Officer (Disability Equality), to work in our Membership Participation Unit. This role is based in London (with some UK travel) working 35 hours per week.
Membership Participation Unit
Starting salary
£47,855 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
18 September 2017
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As a proven leader with the confidence and presence to advise on disability equality at all levels, you will promote inclusion for all disabled members. This will involve an ambitious programme of policies to address equality and advising the union’s national executive committee.  You will champion the needs of disabled UNISON members developing initiatives to promote their recruitment into trade union membership and acting as lead officer to UNISON’s National Disabled Members Committee.

This is a high profile strategic role and you will need a thorough understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities in the workplace and how unions can help to overcome them.  You will also have the drive to develop and deliver effective campaigns and to assess their impact.  You will be an articulate communicator, with the confidence to address a variety of audiences, from government ministers to national conferences and UNISON branches.

With extensive experience of disability equality issues gained in either, the public, private or voluntary sector, you will be committed to the work of trade unions.

UNISON is committed to providing a healthy work/life balance for all our people – involved in occasional evening and weekend work, as well as some UK travel, you will receive time in lieu for any work outside the usual working week.

How to apply

To apply for this job please click to download the ‘General Application Form.’ Please see Job Documentation below.

Please send 4 completed application forms to the HR Department, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY quoting the ref no: BNE/60.
Completed application forms must be received by no later than 12 noon on Monday 18 September 2017.

Interviews will take place on 03 / 04 October 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.