North West Region – Local Fighting Fund Organiser (Fixed Term until 2 October 2018)

Applications for this job are now closed

The North West Region is currently recruiting a Local Fighting Fund Organiser
North West
Cumbria Resources Centre, Carlisle
Starting salary
£29,778 inc Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
25 May 2018
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
2 October 2018

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 a Local Fighting Fund Organiser  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. The posts will be based in the Cumbria Resource Centre in Carlisle however 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 and monitoring forms (under “Resources”) and see job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

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

Please send completed forms together with Recruitment and Disability Monitoring email to alternatively please send 3 copies of completed forms to Delphene Conway, Office Manager, UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN, by no later than 5pm Friday 25th May 2018                          

UNISON activists applying for this post as a secondment opportunity must ensure in advance that they have confirmed arrangements and agreement from their employer.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 25th May 2018.

Shortlisted  candidates will be notified by Wednesday, 11th June 2018

Candidates will be invited for a formal interview on 18th June 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.