Communications Unit: Communications Officer

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As the UK's biggest trade union we aim to create strong, innovative campaigns and communications in support of public services and the people (our members) who provide them.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£45,491 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
1 February 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

We target a variety of audiences including UNISON members, potential members, the public, politicians, employers and other key influencers as we look to deliver real change and improvements to public services.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional with strong campaigning and marketing skills and an enthusiastic and creative approach to promoting campaigns and messages to a wide range of audiences.

As part of our dedicated campaigns team you will need to work with colleagues at all levels of the union to develop crisp, engaging content to promote some of the union’s key benefits and priorities and to drive our recruitment marketing campaigns.

You’ll have excellent written and wider communications skills, a knowledge and understanding of both online and offline communications and a passion for ensuring that an integrated communications plan delivers engaging and absorbing content.

You’ll have good social media skills and knowledge of how to use these channels as part of an integrated communications strategy.

You’ll be familiar with developing a marketing strategy, overseeing implementation and monitoring effectiveness.

You are always ready to roll up your sleeves and pitch in wherever you might be needed, a key trait for a team that has a busy few years ahead of it.

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 email your application form along with the recruitment and disability monitoring forms to, quoting ref: CCP/7.

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 12 noon on 1 February 2019.

Interviews will take place on 15 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.