Scotland – Area Organisers x 2

Applications for this job are now closed

Scotland is currently recruiting 2 Fixed Term Area Organisers to join the UNISON Scotland Organising Team.
Starting salary
£37,556 pro rata per annum plus Annual Subsistence Allowance of £2,791
Pro rata
Closing date
24 January 2020
Contract type
Part time, fixed term
R7/8T and R7/140T

About this job

R7/8T – Temporary Area Organiser, Based in Edinburgh, until May 2022 – 17.5 hours per week

R7/140T – Temporary Area Organiser, Based in Glasgow, until March 2021 – 21 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UNISON Scotland Organising Team. Our public services are under major threat.  Our members are working under extreme pressure and UNISON is actively campaigning for services and jobs.  We are seeking an Area Organiser to recruit, organise and work on a range of time-defined projects to support our campaign.

Ability to travel will be a requirement of the post and you will require to live within reasonable distance of location that post is based.

You will bring your experience and skills to assist us to recruit, organise and drive forward campaigning work within the designated area across the region. To undertake this role you must be a committed trade unionist with proven organising, campaigning, administrative skills and excellent IT and communication skills.

Requirements as detailed above plus skills on individual representation/routine case work and local negotiations also required.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form (under “Resources” only this form will be accepted and also please complete the monitoring form).

Please send 3 completed forms together with Recruitment and Disability Monitoring Forms to Mike J Kirby, Scottish Secretary, UNISON, UNISON House, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 6RX quoting the relevant reference number.

The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 24 January 2020.

Successful candidates will be notified by 7 February 2020.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh week commencing 10 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.