Executive Office: Head of Conferences & Project Support

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UNISON, the UK’s leading public services trade union, is seeking an experienced, flexible and highly organised individual to lead its Conference and Project Teams.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£59,942 per annum incl. London Weighting and Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
17 April 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As Head of Conferences and Project Support you will share our commitment to building strong union organisation, empowering our members through participation in our decision making bodies and supporting projects to deliver the unions objectives. If you have a commitment to trade union democracy, experience of delivering large scale events successfully and to budget and experience of managing teams and contracts, you could make a real contribution to our future.

Delivering UNISONs rulebook conferences and events to a high standard and within budget, you will manage our various suppliers and their contracts as well as our directly employed conference team. You will also be responsible for providing project management support across the union to take forward the union’s core activities of recruiting, negotiating, campaigning and improving our efficiency.

With a sound knowledge of the issues facing trades unions today and a shared commitment to our values of equality and democracy you’ll be an experienced manager with a track record in delivering conferences and events, projects and programmes and managing contractors and staff. Naturally, you’ll be articulate and well organised with the ability to work in a team or on your own initiative. Most importantly, you’ll be committed to integrating our aims, values and policies into all areas of conferences and projects.

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 4 copies of completed application forms along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring form to Human Resources Department, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY quoting the reference: EXO/25.

The closing date for completed application forms is 12 noon on 17 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on 9 and 10 May 2019.


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.