Health Service Group: National Officer (Head of Nursing)

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Could you be the voice of UNISON nurses?
Health Service Group, UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£47,855 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
22 November 2017
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

UNISON is looking for an inspiring and energetic individual to lead our nursing work programme.  If you hold a recognised nursing qualification, have experience in leading and shaping projects and can demonstrate a track record in influencing policy development, this could be your dream job!

UNISON’s National Officer (Head of Nursing) leads a programme of work that covers our public facing campaigns, our work to influence and challenge government policy on nursing workforce issues and creates a strong voice for nurses inside our union.

Core skills for the job include negotiating, influencing and organising along with excellent communication skills.  A detailed knowledge of the NHS and experience of speaking up on behalf of others in a representative setting will be an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to play a role in getting the voice of nurses heard by policy makers, regulators and employers, please click to download the ‘General Application Form.’ Please see Job Documentation below.

Please send 4 completed application forms along with the recruitment and disability form to the HR Department, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY quoting the ref no: BNE/33.

Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Interviews will be held on 13 December 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.