South East Region – Regional Learning and Development Organiser (Union Learning Fund) Fixed Term

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The job holder will support the development of a high quality and sustainable infrastructure of Union Learning Representatives in UNISON and ensure that the learning agenda is integrated into the organising, negotiating and representational work of regions
Guildford, with travel across the SE region
Starting salary
£37,556 per annum
Closing date
12 July 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Until 31 March 2020

About this job

UNISON South East is recruiting a fixed term Regional Learning & Development Organiser (RLDO) funded by the Union Learning Fund until 31 March 2020.  The RLDO will be based in our Guildford office, but the job will require travelling across the South East region, attendance at UNISONs national office for briefings. Occasional overnight stays will also be required.

The Union Learning Fund project is aimed at recruiting and training Union Learning reps to promote learning especially maths, English and digital skills to underrepresented groups.  Key objectives will be to support branches and employers to establish and negotiate learning agreements, set up long term projects for supporting learners’ including apprentices and deliver training and workshops to members.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of lifelong learning and its relevance to the workplace and will have experience and an appreciation of the link between learning and union organising.  You will support the development and delivery of a range of ULF projects, networking events, learning workshops and programmes relevant to personal development, skills for life development and the Union Learn Funds priorities.

You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for projects; an understanding of the Union Learning Fund is desirable

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the general application form and monitoring forms (under “Resources”) and see job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the General application form will be accepted.

Completed application forms should be returned by email to Caroline Butler, at  quoting Ref R9/AR1 by no later than 5 pm on 12 July 2019. Or send an A4 SAE to Caroline Butler, Team Support Worker, UNISON South East, Ranger House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4UL

Interviews are currently scheduled to be held on 26 July 2019 in Guildford.


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