South East Region – Team Support Worker

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UNISON is Britain's biggest 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.
South East
Starting salary
£28,343 Per Annum
Closing date
27 March 2020
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Up to 12 months

About this job

The South East Region is seeking to recruit a Team Support Worker to work in our busy Guildford office for 12 months. The post is temporary while an accommodation review is undertaken.

Applications from candidates with a good understanding and experience of working with finance are sought. The role will include the provision of administrative support to a number of staff, lay member committees and more generally for the Region. Candidates must have a good knowledge of committee administration, general office practice and procedures and experience of working with finance and data systems. Duties include inputting and extracting data from membership and other data systems, processing financial data and invoices and generating reports, agenda preparation and committee administration and drafting and producing communications.

You must also have good telephone and communication skills and be able to deal with complaints and other issues in a sensitive and positive manner. You will also need to be able to work in a team environment.

It goes without saying that you will need excellent administrative, secretarial, communication and ICT skills to succeed, in addition to having the confidence to work on your own initiative, and as part of a team.

An understanding of Trade Unions and their objectives as well as the importance of lay activist education would be an advantage.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download an application form from the right hand side and see Job Descriptions and Person Specifications below.

Please note that applications should be sent to quoting the reference number R9/54T  and not to the address previously advised. If you have already sent your application to us by post this will still be considered.

Completed application forms must be returned by 1pm on 27th March 2020

Interview dates previous advertised are being postponed and successful candidates will be advised appropriately.


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.