South West Region: Area Fighting Fund Organiser x2

Applications for this job are now closed

UNISON South West is looking for two Area Fighting Fund Organisers to join the Organising Team.
South West
Plymouth/Torbay and Exeter/North Devon
Starting salary
£37,556 per annum, including an Annual Subsistence Allowance of £2791
Closing date
23 September 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
12 months fixed term contract

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?

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role. They will be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns across the region, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, and support and also mentor branch officers and/or regional activists. 

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper. A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.

 You will need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the area and local organiser application form (under “Resources”)

Please return 3 copies, by post to Julie Williams, UNISON House, Emperor Way, Exeter, EX1 3QS, or email the application to along with recruitment and Disability Monitoring forms, quoting reference R10/FF45/46

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

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

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 20th September 2019.

Interviews for this post will be held on the 8th and 9th October 2019.


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.