Eastern Region – Local Organiser

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UNISON is the UK’s biggest trade union and we are looking for an energetic and creative individual to support our work in Essex.
Starting salary
£29,778 per annum
Closing date
19 April 2021
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The successful candidate will recruit new members and identify and mentor new activists.  The candidate will identify key workplace issues that will engage public service workers.  Analysis of membership data and workplace information will ensure appropriate decisions are made about how and where to dedicate resources. 

To undertake this role you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the trade union movement and previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a similar organisation would be an advantage.

This role will be to support UNISON branches primarily in the Essex area and would be based in Chelmsford.  You will need to be prepared to travel within the region as required including to our regional office in Bury St Edmunds and also to London on an occasional basis for training or other purposes.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the Local Organiser application form (under ‘Resources’).  Please note that ONLY the Local Organiser application form will be accepted.  See job description and person specification (under ‘Documents’).

Completed applications should be sent to Amanda Tickner by email a.tickner@unison.co.uk quoting Ref:  R1/71

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 19th April 2021

Interviews will be held via Microsoft teams on Thursday 6th May 2021


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.

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