Eastern Region – Local Organiser

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Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs
Bury St Edmunds
Starting salary
£27,787 per annum
Pro rata
Closing date
19 October 2018
Contract type
Part time, permanent

About this job

Our public services are under major threat.  Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.

UNISON Eastern Region is looking to recruit a permanent Local Organiser to work on a part time basis to support its organising agenda. 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.

This role will be to support UNISON branches primarily in the Norfolk area and the office base would be 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”).

Please send 3 copies of the completed forms along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to Amanda Tickner, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NH quoting ref: R1/64 or email a.tickner@unison.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 19th October 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 1 and 2 November 2018 in the Bury St Edmunds 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.