South East Region – Regional Learning and Development Organiser (Union Learning Fund) Fixed Term

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UNISON South East is currently recruiting a fixed term Regional Learning & Development Organiser (RLDO) which will be funded by the Union Learning Fund
South east
Starting salary
£35,922 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2018
35 hours per week
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
31 March 2019

About this job

As the leading trade union in the UK and biggest public service union in Europe, we’re committed to improving the working lives of our 1.2 million members. If you share that aim and have experience of supporting effective learner–centred education programmes relevant to an organising trade union, you can make a real contribution to our organisation.

UNISON South East is currently recruiting a fixed term Regional Learning & Development Organiser (RLDO) which will be funded by the Union Learning Fund.   The RLDO will be based in UNISON’s South East Guildford office but the job will require travelling across the South East region and occasional attendance at UNISONs national office for briefings. The majority of work undertaken will be with County, Unitary and Acute Hospital based Branches in the West of the Region and on the South Coast.

The Union Learning Fund project is aimed at recruiting and training Union Learning reps to promote learning especially maths, English and digital skills to underrepresented groups.

Key objectives for the Regional Learning & Development Organiser will be to support branches and employers to establish and negotiate learning agreements, set up long term projects for supporting learners’ including apprentices and deliver training and workshops to members.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of lifelong learning and its relevance to the workplace and will have experience and an appreciation of the link between learning and union organising.

You will support the development and delivery of a range of ULF projects, networking events, learning workshops and programmes relevant to personal development, skills for life development and the Union Learn Funds priorities.

You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for projects. Experience and knowledge of UNISON and an understanding of the Union Learning Fund is desirable.

Travel across the region with occasional overnight stays will be required.


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 3 copies of your completed forms to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UL quoting Ref :R9/AR1 by no later than 5pm on  Monday 21 May 2018.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 13 June 2018 in the Guildford Regional office.


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.