Communications Unit: Communications Officer

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If you can tell a compelling story - using your writing, editing and digital skills to find new ways to reach an audience - then we’d like to hear from you.
London, NW1
Starting salary
£46,401 including London Weighting
Closing date
21 June 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest union, representing over 1.3 million people working in a range of public services – the people who keep the people running. And we need someone to tell their and our story.

We’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic communications professional with strong writing, editing and digital skills and experience.

You’ll work as part of our small, dedicated editorial team within a wider communications department which includes in-house designers, digital specialists and campaign planners.

You’ll be a content specialist who’s able to work with colleagues and internal stakeholders at all levels of the union to develop strong, eye-catching and user-friendly content both in print and online – sometimes from unpromising beginnings!

You’ll be able to interview a wide range of people and be able to tell their story with engaging, attention-grabbing copy but you’ll also be able to turn organisational information and reports into engaging data-led content.

If you know what a good story is and how to tell it in the best way possible, while making the world a better place on the side, this is the job for you.

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 application form along with a copy of the recruitment and monitoring form to: Jo Whelan at, Please quote ref: CCP/9.

Completed and signed application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on 21 June 2019.

Interviews will take place week beginning 1 July 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.