Executive Office: Head of Member Liaison Unit

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UNISON is seeking an experienced, flexible and highly organised individual to lead its Member Liaison Unit.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£59,942 per annum incl. London Weighting and Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
24 January 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As Head of Member Liaison you will share our commitment to building strong union organisation, empowering our members through participation in our decision making structures and providing high quality support to members. If you have a commitment to trade union democracy, experience of delivering large scale elections and industrial action ballots, ensuring good governance and experience of managing teams and contracts, you could make a real contribution to our future. The Head of the MLU is a key role at the heart of our organisations democratic structures and member support. You will manage our contract with UNISON Direct and our external provider of election services as well as a team of staff dealing with elections, industrial action, complaints and internal governance matters.

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 elections, industrial action ballots and good governance as well as 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 important, you’ll be committed to integrating our aims, values and policies into all areas of member liaison.

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/9. 

The closing date for completed application forms is 12 noon on 24 January 2019 .

Interviews will take place on 11th and 12th February 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.