South West Region – Local 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
Closing date
21 August 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The South West region is currently recruiting a permanent Local Organiser to the central team based in Wareham. Successful candidates will bring their experience and skills in assisting branches to recruit, map membership density, develop new activists, organise and drive forward our campaigning work in branches and across the region.

To undertake this role you must have good interpersonal and IT skills, excellent administrative, organisational skills and a good understanding and knowledge of the trade union movement.

You will need to be able to travel within the geographical location of the region 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 and monitoring forms (under “Resources”). See the job brief, job description and person specification (under “Documents”)

Please send 3 copies of the completed application forms along with the Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to Julie Williams, UNISON House, Emperor Way, Exeter, EX1 3QS or alternatively email a copy to quoting Ref: R10/81

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

Completed application forms to be received by 5pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a presentation and Interview on Thursday 5 September 2019 at UNISON, Ryan House, Wareham BH20 4DY.



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.