South West Region: Fighting Fund Local Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

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.
South West
Starting salary
£30,523 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
22 February 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed Term contract up to 12 month

About this job

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?

UNISON South West is looking for a Fighting Fund Local Organiser to join the Organising Team, based in Exeter.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role. They will be assisting branches to recruit, map membership density, develop new activists, organise and drive forward our campaigning work in branches and across the region.

To undertake this role you must have good interpersonal and IT skills, excellent administrative and organisational skills and a good understanding and knowledge of the trade union movement.

You will need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form and monitoring forms (under “Resources”). See the job brief, job description and person specification (under “Documents”)

Please return 3 copies, by post to Julie Williams, UNISON House, Emperor Way, Exeter, EX1 3QS, or email the application to along with recruitment and Disability Monitoring forms, quoting reference R10/FF41.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd February 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a presentation, written test and interview on Wednesday 6th March 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.