Team Administrator/Secretary, Birmingham

Applications for this job are now closed

West Midlands
Starting salary
£27,109 pa
Closing date
8 October 2017
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

If you want to use your secretarial skills in an environment where your beliefs and values are as important as your experience, come and talk to us at UNISON.  Here, your work will really make a difference as we aim to improve the working lives of our 1.3 million members.  You will enjoy varied work with the chance to develop your skills further and the flexibility to balance your work life with your family commitments.

You will provide comprehensive secretarial, clerical and administrative support to the regional organising staff and the lay member structure.  Working as part of a team, you will also carry out a number of duties including maintaining electronic calendars and making appointments, dealing with telephone enquiries, processing incoming and outgoing mail.  A strong team player, you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to organise your own workload and manage pressure and priorities.  You will need to be IT literate and have typing skills of at least 50 wpm.

You do not have to have a trade union background, but you do need to have an understanding of the aims and values of the trade union movement.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the General application form (under “Resources”) or alternatively please email

Please complete the General Application Form as only this form will be accepted.

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

Completed application forms must be returned quoting reference number R12/58 either by email to or by post to Rachel Durbridge, UNISON, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham B3 2PA.

Closing date: Sunday 8 October 2017.

Interviews will take place in Birmingham City Centre on Wednesday 18 October 2017 and will include a skills test on Microsoft Office.


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.