UNISON Centre – Education Officer

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As the leading public services trade union in the UK, we’re committed to improving the working lives of our 1.3 million members.
UNISON Centre, NW1
Starting salary
£26,283 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
29 April 2021
Contract type
Part time, permanent

About this job

If you share that aim and have experience designing and delivering effective learner–centred education programmes relevant to an organising trade union, you can make a real contribution to our organisation.

Your role will include designing and delivering a range of learning programmes relevant to the union organising and representational issues that our members face, to ensure that UNISON activists have the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to carry out their roles effectively.  You will also contribute to supporting a culture of learning which reflect the issues facing UNISON members and our Organising agenda.  That includes giving relevant professional educational support to union staff and lay members at all levels, from the UNISON Centre to regions and local branches.

With knowledge of a variety of trade union issues, you’ll be a proven tutor and facilitator, with the experience to enable you develop and support learning opportunities for a wide variety of target groups. You will be well organised with the ability to work in a team and able to take lead responsibility for key initiatives and projects. You will have good people management and interpersonal skills along with a sound knowledge and experience of e learning and other learning methods.  Most important of all, you will be committed to integrating our aims, values and policies into all areas of our education provision.

Travel across the UK with occasional overnight stays will be required.

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 by email to s.thompson2@unison.co.uk quoting ref ORE/5B.

Closing date for receiving applications is Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5pm.

It is proposed to hold interviews on Tuesday 8 June 2021 via Microsoft Teams

Shortlisted candidates will be advised week commencing 17 May 2021 that they have been successful and invited to attend an interview on Tuesday 8 June 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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