General Secretariat: Assistant General Secretary (Chief Operating Officer) Organisation and Resource Development

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We are looking to appoint to the post of Assistant General Secretary (Chief Operating Officer) for the organisation and resource development directorate.
UNISON Centre, NW1
Starting salary
£83,576 per annum including London Weighting and the Fixed Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
26 April 2018
Full time hours
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The post is one of five AGS’s and is a member of the General Secretariat, reporting to the General Secretary. The post is accountable to the appropriate NEC strategic committee(s).

Areas of responsibility will include Financial Management; Systems Management (ICT, Property, Facilities and Events, Contracts and Procurement); Human Resources and the staffing and management of the UNISON Centre. The post holder will also lead and champion internal management of change.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate strong strategic leadership
  • Be able to campaign, negotiate and  influence at the highest levels of policy
  • Be an excellent communicator including the ability to manage high profile media campaigns and UNISON’s reputation
  • Have a track record of successful partnership working with senior stakeholders within the union
  • Have the ability to successfully lead and manage the high performance of multi disciplinary teams
  • Possess sound strategic financial planning and budget management.

The post is a national office post.  The post holder must be able to commit to working at the UNISON Centre and live within reasonable travelling distance of Central London.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the general application form and monitoring forms (under “Resources”) and see job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the General Application form will be accepted.

Please send four copies of the completed application form along with the recruitment and disability monitoring form to Human Resources, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY by no later than 12 noon Thursday 26 April 2018 quoting ref: GS/7.

Interviews will take place on 14 May 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.