Eastern Region: Local Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

This post is the first level organising post in UNISON. The postholder will focus on recruiting new members.
Starting salary
£28,343 (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
24 May 2019
Contract type
Part time, permanent

About this job

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.

UNISON Eastern Region is looking to recruit a permanent Local Organiser to work on a part time basis to support its organising agenda. 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.

This role will be to support UNISON branches primarily in the Norfolk and suffolk, with some support for our Cambridgeshire members also, and the office base would be in Bury St Edmunds. You will need to be prepared to travel within the region as required including to our regional office in Chelmsford 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 General application form (under “Resources”).

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, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NH quoting ref: R1/64 or email r.adlam@unison.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2019.

Interviews will be held on the 10th June 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.