About this job
UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members, with almost 200,000 in the North West Region. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities.
Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.
The North West Region is currently recruiting two temporary Local Organisers to work with our branches to co-ordinate and lead the union’s organising agenda across the region.
The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills in one-to-one communications, recruitment, organising and campaigning. To undertake this role you will need to be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of the Trade Union and Labour movement and UNISON in the North West Region in particular. Previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a TU branch or within a similar organisation would also be desirable. You will need to be able to travel within the region and to the Regional Centre (in Manchester) and also possibly to London for meetings/training as required.
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.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd December 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday 16th January 2018.
Interviews to be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January 2018.
Please send completed forms together with Recruitment and Disability Monitoring email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.