North West Region – Regional Learning and Development Organiser – Fixed Term

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UNISON, Britain’s leading public service trade union, is currently recruiting a Temporary Regional Learning & Development Organiser (RLDO) in the North West Region.
North West
Starting salary
£42,390 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
12 April 2021
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
6 months, subject to one months notice

About this job

UNISON is committed to improving the working lives of our members. If you share that aim and have experience of supporting effective learner–centred education programmes relevant to an organising trade union, you can make a real contribution to our organisation.

The temporary RLDO will be based in UNISON’s North West Manchester Office but the job will require travelling across the North West region.

The role will require recruiting and training Union Learning reps, to promote learning especially maths, English and digital skills to underrepresented groups; to support branches and employers to set up long term projects for supporting learners’ including apprentices and work with employers to achieve learning agreements. The successful candidate will identify and promote appropriate learning opportunities to work with UNISON members across the North West region.

You will support the development and delivery of a range of learning workshops and programmes relevant to personal development, skills for life development and the Union Learn Funds priorities particularly supporting learning opportunities for apprentices.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills in Lifelong Learning and / or within a trade union setting and understanding and appreciation of the link between learning and union organising. Experience and knowledge of the Trade Union and the Union Learning Fund in particular is desirable but not essential.

With knowledge of adult learning in its various forms, workplace and community, formal and informal, and with a strong understanding of union organising, you’ll have the experience to enable you to develop and manage learning opportunities for key target groups. You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for projects.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser Application Form and see Job Description and Person Specification, under “resources” below.

The closing date for applications is 12th April 2021 at 5pm.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 23 April 2021

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams 30 April 2021

Please send completed forms together with Recruitment and Disability Monitoring, email to quoting the ref: R6/141T by Monday, 12 April 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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