South East Region : Area Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

This post is key in supporting Regional Organisers to establish organising frameworks in the Region.
Starting salary
£37,556 plus annual subsistence allowance £2,791
Closing date
29 August 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 Months

About this job

UNISON, Britain’s leading public service trade union, is looking for a temporary Area Organiser.

While this is a generic role, the main areas of work to be undertaken initially will be to support the delivery of the Regions Equality Action Plan and member learning across the Region.

You need to be 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 member training, undertake 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 and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper and the ability to deliver training.

A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives, in particular on equalities is essential along with a good understanding of UNISONs policies and objectives.

The post is based in the Brighton office. The post holder will be required to travel and work across the South East Region.


How to apply

Please note that ONLY the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted. Please download a pack from the right hand side and see job description and person specification below.

Please note no email requests for application forms will be acknowledged

Please send completed application forms quoting post number ref R9/37T to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ground Floor, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UL.

Completed and signed application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on 29 August 2019.

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 9 September 2019 at our Guildford 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.