Eastern Region – Local Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills?
Bury St Edmunds
Starting salary
£27,787 per annum
Pro rata
Closing date
23 November 2018
Contract type
Part time, permanent

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 and actively campaign for public services.

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.  You may have developed the skills and attitude we need in a range of different jobs or voluntary work.

The post holder will need to be prepared to travel within the region 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 Ruth Adlam by email, r.adlam@unison.co.uk or by post to Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NH quoting ref R1/64. If you would like an informal chat about your suitability for the job please email Ruth Adlam r.adlam@unison.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 23rd November.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 December 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.