UNISON CENTRE- Assistant National Officer

The role of the Assistant National Officer is to assist in the development of policy advice to UNISON's lay member structure, support negotiating initiatives with employers, and to participate in campaigning activities
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
Starting Salary: £43,073 per annum incl London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
16 October 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The Assistant National Officer post is part of a team of equality specialists in head office, called the Membership Participation Unit (MPU). It works directly with six UK wide groups of UNISON members: Black members; disabled members; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender plus members; retired members; women members and young members.

These groups have national committees which work in partnership with other parts of the union to identify and promote our equality agenda.  MPU officers also advise other UNISON committees, including the National Executive Council and national negotiating bodies, on equality.

As a strategic centre, we provide the necessary guidance and tools for our branches and regions to promote equality and tackle discrimination in the workplace, including campaigning at local and national levels.

The Assistant National Officer will assist in providing specialist equality advice to a range of audiences. They will be responsible for the smooth running of committees and forums and will draft papers for committees. The job will involve some UK travel.

They will assist in developing policy, guidance and organising resources for regions, branches and members.

How to apply

Please send 4 copies of the completed application form along with a copy of the recruitment and disability monitoring form to: Gloria Orosungunleka , BNE Participation Unit Team, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY quoting the post ref: BNE/69 by no later than 12noon on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 28 & Wednesday 30 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.