Eastern Region : Local Organiser

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This post is the first level organising post in UNISON. The postholder will focus on recruiting new members.
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire
Starting salary
£28,343 per annum
Closing date
6 September 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.

UNISON Eastern Region is looking for a permanent Local Organiser to support its organising agenda. The successful candidate will recruit new members and work with regional organising teams, mapping membership density and campaigning to develop new activists. To undertake this role you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the trade union movement and previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a similar organisation would be an advantage.

This role will be to support UNISON branches primarily in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area and would be based in Chelmsford.  You will need to be prepared to travel within the region as required including to our regional office in Bury St Edmunds and also to London on an occasional basis for training or other purposes.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Local Organiser application form (under ‘Resources’).  Please note that ONLY the Local Organiser application form will be accepted.  See job description and person specification (under ‘Documents’).

Completed applications should be sent to Ruth Adlam by email r.adlam@unison.co.uk or by post to Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NH. Quoting Ref: R1/69

Application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on Friday 6th September.

Interviews will be held on the 30th September and the 1st October in the Chelmsford Regional Office.



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.

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