Assistant National Officer (Maternity Cover)

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The Assistant National Officer post is part of a team of equality specialists in head office, called the Membership Participation Unit (MPU).
Greater London
Starting salary
£43,073 per annum incl London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
23 January 2020
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
11 Months

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

An application form can be obtained by visiting apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the General Application Form.  See also job description and person specification

Please send 3 copies of the completed application form along with a copy of the recruitment and disability monitoring form to: HR Department, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY quoting the post ref: BNE/69T by no later than 12 noon on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Interviews will be held on 5 February 2020.


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.