Yorkshire & Humberside – Area Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

This post is key in supporting Regional Organisers to establish organising frameworks in the Region.
Yorkshire & Humberside
Starting salary
£37,556 per annum plus Annual Subsistence Allowance £2,791
Closing date
1 July 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The Yorkshire and Humberside region is currently recruiting a permanent area organiser.

There has never been a more important time to protect our members in the public services and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?

UNISON is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individual to support our growing organisation.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns in our branches, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and stewards in representation and negotiation.

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper.

A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.

You will need to be able to travel within the region 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 complete and return 3 copies of the application as well as recruitment and disability monitoring forms should be returned to Joanne Turnbull, UNISON, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds LS2 8NJ or by email to Y&h.personnel@unison.co.uk.

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

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 1st July 2019

It is planned that interviews will be held in Leeds on Friday 12th 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.