North West Region – Local Fighting Fund 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
£31,134 per annum, including subsistence allowance
Closing date
12 July 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed Term Contract for up to the 29th February 2020 with a review after 6 months (subject to one month’s notice)

About this job

The North West Region is currently recruiting a Local Fighting Fund Organiser to work with our branches to co-ordinate and lead the union’s organising agenda across the region.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills in one to one communications, recruitment, organising and campaigning. To undertake this role you will need to be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of the Trade Union and Labour movement and UNISON in the North West Region in particular. Previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a TU branch or within a similar organisation would also be desirable. The posts will be based in the Cumbria Resource Centre in Carlisle however you will need to be able to travel within the region and to the Regional Centre (in Manchester) and also possibly to London for meetings/training as required.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form (under “Resources”).

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

Please note that ONLY the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 12th July 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited for formal interviews on 14th/15th August 2019

Please send completed forms together with Recruitment and Disability Monitoring email to alternatively please send 3 copies of completed forms to Delphene Conway, Office Manager, UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN, by no later than 5pm Friday 12th 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.