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 Eastern Region is looking for a temporary Local Organiser to support its organising agenda while the current post holder is providing maternity leave cover in another region in UNISON. The successful candidate will recruit new members and work with regional organising teams, mapping membership density and campaigning to develop new activists. To undertake this role you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the trade union movement and previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a similar organisation would be an advantage.
The role will be working with UNISON branches in the Bedfordshire team and will be based in Bury St Edmunds. You will need to be prepared to travel within the region as required including to our regional office in Chelmsford and also to London on an occasional basis for training or other purposes.
How to apply
To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the area and local organiser application form (under “Resources”). Please note that ONLY the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.
See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).
The completed application form along with the Recruitment and Disability Monitoring Form should be sent to Amanda Tickner by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NH, quoting Ref R1/75T.
Applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday 20th June 2018.
Interview dates to be confirmed
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.