South East: Local Fighting Fund Organiser x 5 (Various Locations)

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The South East Region is currently recruiting 5 Local Fighting Fund Organisers.
South east
Various Locations
Starting salary
£29,778 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
18 December 2017
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity (subject to one month’s notice)

About this job

The South East Region is currently recruiting 5 Local Fighting Fund Organisers. Which will be filled  either on a secondment basis or as a fixed term contract employment opportunity.

Successful candidates will bring their experience and skills in assisting branches to recruit, map membership density, develop new activists, organise and drive forward our campaigning work in branches and across the region. To undertake this role you must have good interpersonal and IT skills, excellent administrative and organisational skills and a good understanding and knowledge of the trade union movement.

You will need to be able to travel within the geographical location of the branch area, to the Regional Office based in Guildford and possibly to London and meetings/training as required.

The posts are based in the following locations:

  • 3 Local Fighting Fund Organisers will work on organising in schools
    – 1 with the Bucks Area branch based in Aylesbury
    – 1 with the Kent Branch based in Maidstone
    – 1 in the Guildford Regional Office, working mainly in the Surrey area.
  • A further 2 will be based in our Guildford Regional Office organising around Sustainability and Transformation Plans and Accountable Care Systems across the regon.

How to apply

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

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

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

Please send three copies of completed application forms along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4UL. Quoting ref: R9/FFLO UNISON Activists applying for this post as a secondment opportunity must ensure they have confirmed arrangements and agreement from their employer.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on 18 December 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 20 December and invited to attend an interviews on either the 4th or 5th January 2018 in our Guldford Offices.

Please note that if you do not hear form us you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Please note no email requests for application forms will be acknowledged


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