Northern Region – Area Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

UNISON Northern Region is currently recruiting a permanent Area Organiser
northern region
northern region
Starting salary
£38,591 per annum including annual subsistence allowance
Closing date
23 January 2018
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

You need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individual to support our growing organisation. The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and stewards in representation and negotiation.

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper.

A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download a pack from the right hand side (please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser Application Form & Monitoring Forms) and see Job Brief, Job Descriptions and Person Specifications (under Documents)

Please send 3 copies of the completed forms along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to: Reception, UNISON Northern, 140-150 Pilgrim St., Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6TH. Alternatively please e-mail
Please quote ref: R4/25

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

The closing date for completed applications is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23 January 2018

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6 February 2018.


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.