UNISON Centre – Assistant National Officer – Education

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UNISON is the leading public services union. We support members in work, negotiate and campaign for better pay and terms and conditions of employment, promote equality and diversity and recruit and organise members across public services.
UNISON Centre, NW1
Starting salary
£45,254 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
5 May 2021
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

The education and children’s section deals with staff working across the education sector, including early years, schools, colleges, universities and associated employers.

Assistant National Officers (ANOs) support National Officers to develop campaigns. Their work includes: writing reports; providing research (including drafting and analysing surveys); producing materials; giving advice and guidance; organising training courses, meetings and other events; and supporting the democratic structures of the union. These activities are linked to the recruitment and organisation of members and representatives. ANOs also ensure the smooth running of committees and forums by preparing reports, briefings, agendas and minutes.

This post would suit candidates who can write well, have experience in analysing information and statistical data, and have a good knowledge of IT packages and databases. Other desirable qualities include good communication skills, ability to work well in a team and to work to deadlines in a pressurised environment.

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 Mandy Roper at m.roper@unison.co.uk quoting ref: BNE/23.

Closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 12pm.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 18 or Thursday 20 May and will include a skills test on Microsoft Office packages.


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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