National Officer x 2

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UNISON is seeking to appoint 2 National Officers in the Education and Children’s Services section, 1 x permanent and 1 x fixed term maternity cover until 22 May 2018.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£47,855 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
20 September 2017
Contract type
Full time

About this job

National Officer x 2

1 x National Officer – Permanent – Ref: BNE/17

1 x National Officer – Fixed Term Maternity Cover until 22 May 2018 (subject to one month’s notice) – Ref: BNE/16T

Education and Children’s Services Section

Bargaining, Negotiating & Equalities Directorate

The National Officer’s role is to: provide policy advice and guidance to the union; provide leadership, support and guidance to national committees, regions and branches; research and write policy papers, undertake negotiations with employers and represent the union with outside organisations, including the media.

Your work will help shape our organisation at many levels, including leadership support across our regions and branches. Your influence won’t end there, as you’ll also negotiate with national employers, initiate, organise and undertake campaign activities and have a positive impact on the recruitment and retention of our education members.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to organise work effectively, analyse complex data, write well, prioritise proposals and activities and assess their financial implications. You will have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of research and data. These skills will give you the credibility to deliver tangible improvements to members throughout the UK.

Travel across the UK with occasional overnight stays will be required.

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 correct ref no:

  • 1 x National Officer – Permanent – Ref: BNE/17
  • 1 x National Officer – Fixed Term Maternity Cover until 22 May 2018 – Ref: BNE/16T

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on 05 / 06 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.