South East: Local Organiser (Fixed Term)

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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 recruit new members and develop new activists.
Location
Reading
Starting salary
£28,343
Closing date
16 October 2019
Hours
35
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Until 2 June 2020
Reference
R9/97T

About this job

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 recruit new members and develop new activists.  Working with and supporting the Team to organise and drive forward our campaigning work within branches. This is a temporary post to cover an existing employee’s substantive role.

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

The post is based in the Reading office. The post holder will focus on delivering the Region’s communication and digital strategy, including social media as well as undertaking generic Local Organiser activity.

You will need to be able to travel within the Thames Valley and Hampshire areas.

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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/have-you-got-what-it-takes-to-be-a-unison-organiser-tickets-68250762869 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

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

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 caroline.butler@unison.co.uk, or by post to Caroline Butler, UNISON South East, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4UL by 16 October ensuring you quote R9/97T.

About UNISON

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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