Scotland Region – Legal Officer

UNISON the UK’s leading trade union with more than 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part-time in local authorities, the NHS, social care, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
Starting salary
£44,515 per annum
Closing date
13 April 2020
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As Europe’s leading public services union, UNISON is committed to improving people’s lives in the workplace.  We have over 1.3 million members and we’re regularly involved in a variety of legal actions on their behalf.  Join our Scottish staff team and you’ll play a key role in providing a high standard of legal services to the union and its members.

Within our award winning legal service you will conduct strategically important employment litigation on the Union’s behalf as well as giving both concise written and verbal employment law advice.  As well as these skills, you’ll have the ability to deal sympathetically with members who may sometimes be distressed, as well as preparing written briefs on issues of employment law.  You’ll also need the confidence to speak effectively on complex employment law issues, both in public and with the rest of your team.

An enthusiastic and committed litigator with experience in employment law, you’ll need an aptitude for litigation.  Naturally, confidentiality is essential, together with the ability to work within budgets and organise caseloads efficiently.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please download a pack from the Jobs at UNISON page (please download and complete the General Application Form)

Please send completed application forms and the Recruitment and Diversity Monitoring form to  quoting the reference R7/30.

The closing date for applications is 13th April 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.