South East: Fighting Fund Local Organiser – West Team Health

The South East Region is seeking to recruit a Fighting Fund Local Organiser; which will be filled either on a secondment basis or as a fixed term contract employment opportunity.
South East
Starting salary
£28,343 plus £2,791 subsistence allowance
Closing date
16 October 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 months from 6 January 2020
West Team Health

About this job

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to assist with our recruitment and organisation of students studying for a nursing degree. They will organise and attend freshers fairs and develop communications and activities to engage with student members throughout their training. This includes identifying, recruiting and developing new activists, organising and delivering UNISON campaigns.

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

While the post is based in the Reading Regional office, you will need to be able to travel within the Thames Valley and Hampshire areas and on occasion to UNISON offices in Guildford and London for meetings/training as required.

A taster day will take place at the UNISON National office, 130 Euston Road, London on 7 October 2019 from 10.30 to 14.30 for anyone interested in applying to be able to find out more about the role. Please visit to register, or if you need more information on the taster day contact Louise Barter on 01483 406547.

Secondment opportunities will also be considered but anyone applying for this post as a secondment opportunity must ensure they have confirmed arrangements and agreement from their employer before attending an interview.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please download an application form, job brief, job description and person specification below. Completed application forms should be sent to Caroline Butler on, or by post to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4UL by 16 October ensuring you quote West Team Health.


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.