Learning and Organising Services – Learning and Workforce Development Officer x 2

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Learning and Organising Services (LAOS) is responsible for the development and delivery of learning opportunities to UNISON activists and members.
London, NW1
Starting salary
£40,884 plus London weighting allowance of £5,517 per annum
Closing date
27 June 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As the leading public services trade union in the UK and biggest public service union in Europe, we’re committed to improving the working lives of our 1.3 million members. If you share that aim and have experience of supporting effective learner–centred education programmes relevant to an organising trade union, you can make a real contribution to our organisation. Learning and Organising Services currently have two Learning and Workforce Development Officer Posts that we are seeking enthusiastic and motivated candidates to apply for.

You will support the development and delivery of a range of learning programmes relevant to personal development, skills development and union organising, to help ensure that UNISON members have the skills and confidence they need to participate in adult learning, union activity and community activity. That includes giving relevant professional educational support to union staff and lay members at all levels, from the UNISON Centre to regions and local branches, and working in partnership with employers and educational providers.

With knowledge of adult learning in its various forms, workplace and community, formal and informal, and with a strong understanding of union organising, you’ll have the experience to enable you to develop, deliver and manage learning opportunities for key target groups. You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for projects. You will have excellent communications, time management and IT skills. Most important, you’ll be committed to integrating our aims, values and policies into all areas of our learning and organising work.

Travel across the UK with occasional weekend working and overnight stays will be required.


How to apply

To apply, please click and download the “General Application” form and Job Documentation below.

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Completed application form should be returned to Jane Pettit, Learning and Organising Services, Unison Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY OR by email to j.pettit@unison.co.uk  quoting Ref: ORE/8 and ORE9 no later than 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be advised on Wednesday 10 July that they have been successful and invited to attend an interview on either Thursday 18 or Friday 19 July.


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.