Northern Ireland: Communications Assistant

Applications for this job are now closed

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the staff of Northern Ireland’s largest public service trade union for a fixed term period.
jobs in northern ireland (general)
Belfast Office
Starting salary
£24,272 per annum
Closing date
19 October 2018
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
10 months, fixed term with an anticipated end date of 30 August 2019 (subject to one month’s notice)

About this job


As part of the staff team you will be responsible for developing and promote UNISON’s campaigns and provide communications support to staff and branches.

Working as part of a team, you will need to be able to work on your own initiative, to tight deadlines in a constantly changing environment. You should have relevant experience and skills in using information technology applications, including desk top publishing, but with particular expertise in websites and social media. You should also have knowledge and understanding of the media in Northern Ireland, the trade union movement, and a commitment to UNISON policy, including equality and human rights issues.

The ability to communicate authoritatively, accurately and clearly and with flair, conviction and diplomacy to a variety of audiences is key to success in this role.

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 2 copies of completed application forms along with the Recruitment and Disability monitoring form to Michele Bradford, Regional Administrator, UNISON, Galway House, 165 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1AL quoting ref: R5/29T. Alternatively send an A4 self-addressed envelope (no stamp required) to the address above.

The closing date for completed applications is 4pm on 19 October 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.