Cymru/Wales: Area Organiser (Part Time, Fixed Term Contract)

Applications for this job are now closed

The Cymru/Wales region is currently recruiting a part time Area Organiser, for maternity backfill (for up to nine months) – for 17.5 hours per week, working from the Cardiff Office.
Cymru Wales
Cardiff Office
Starting salary
Starting salary: £38,591 per annum including annual subsistence allowance (pro rata)
Pro rata
Closing date
27 February 2018
17.5 hours
Contract type
Part time, fixed term
Contract length
up to 9 months maternity leave cover

About this job

There has never been a more important time to protect our members in the public services and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?

UNISON is looking for enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individuals 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 in our branches, The Area Organiser will 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 need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download a pack from the right-hand side of the main Jobs at UNISON page, and complete the area organiser application form and recruitment/disability monitoring forms.  See the job brief, job description and person specification below:

Please note that only the area and local organiser application form will be accepted.

3 x copies of the completed application as well as recruitment and disability monitoring forms should be returned to Donna Hutton, Regional Manager, UNISON 491 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 9AE. Quoting the job reference number R11/85T

Please note that email applications will NOT be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 27 February 2018

Applicants that are shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview on the 5th and 6th March 2018 which will be held at our Regional Office, Cardiff


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.