UNISON Centre – National Officer, LGBT+

Applications for this job are now closed

The National LGBT+ Officer will take forward an ambitious programme of policies to address LGBT+ equality, advising the union’s national executive committee.
UNISON Centre, NW1
Starting salary
£52,566 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
9 April 2021
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

You will champion the needs of UNISON LGBT+ members.  You will coordinate LGBT+ workers’ recruitment into trade union membership and their involvement in all parts of UNISON’s work.  You will act as lead officer to UNISON’s national LGBT+ committee.

This is a high profile strategic role.  You will need a thorough understanding of the barriers faced by LGBT+ people in the workplace and how unions can help to overcome them.  You will develop and deliver effective campaigns and assess their impact.  You will need excellent presentation and communication skills and a detailed knowledge of the political, social and legal environments in which we operate.  You will be committed to the work of trade unions.


UNISON is committed to a healthy work/life balance.  This job involves occasional evening and weekend work and some UK travel. You will receive time off in lieu for work outside the usual working week.

If you have the knowledge, passion and dedication to help lead and shape the union for the future, find out more and download an application pack.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the General application form (under “Documents”). See job description and person specification (under “Documents”)

Please note that only the General application form will be accepted.

Please send a copy of the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring form to H.Recruitment@unison.co.uk quoting Ref: BNE/63.

Completed application forms must be received by no later than Friday 9 April 2021 at 12pm.

Interviews will be held on Monday 26/ Tuesday 27 April 2021.


UNISON is committed to equality and justice – our members include people of all genders and ages, black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We want our staff to reflect the diversity of our membership, and all applications will be considered on merit.