Greater London Region: 3 x Permanent Area Organisers & 1 x Fixed Term Area Organiser (12 Months)

Applications for this job are now closed

The Greater London Region is currently recruiting 3 x permanent Area Organiser’s and 1 x 12 months Fixed Term (subject to one months notice) Area Organiser to work with our branches to co-ordinate and lead the union’s organising agenda across the region.
Greater London
Central London, WC1B
Starting salary
£43,868 per annum including London Weighting & Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
13 July 2018
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
3 x Permanent & 1 x 12 Months Fixed Term
* Permanent Area Organisers - Ref: R3/33 /88/30 * 12 Months Fixed Term - Ref: R3/32T

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest public services trade union with over 1.3 million members, with almost 130,000 in the Greater London 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 are actively campaigning for services and jobs.

The successful candidates will bring their experience and skills in one to one communications, recruitment, organising, negotiating 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 particular. Previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a Trade Union or within a similar organisation would also be desirable.

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

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area 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 by email to  or by post to Shelley Davey, UNISON, 1st Floor, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.

Please specify on the application form which post(s) you are applying for:

  • Ref: R3/33/88/30 – Permanent post
  • Ref: R3/32T – 12 Months Fixed Term post

Completed applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

Interviews will be held in London on 24 July 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.