South West BSOF Local Organisers x3

Applications for this job are now closed

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.
South West
Plymouth, Cornwall and Somerset
Starting salary
£29,778 per annum, plus £2,933 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
31 October 2022
Contract type
Full time
Contract length
3x Fixed term for 12 months
BSOF 22/01, BSOF 22/02 , BSOF 22/03

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members, with over 90,000 in the South West. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities.

High inflation and rocketing energy bills mean most public service workers are worried how they are going to afford to feed their family and heat their home in the weeks ahead.  UNISON is campaigning for a real-terms pay rise for all of its members.

We are looking for new organisers who will focus on recruiting new members, motivating them to take an active role in our campaigns, and identifying new activists. We currently have a range of vacancies, both permanent and fixed term, working at a range of locations throughout the region.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills in one-to-one communications, recruitment, organising and campaigning. Previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a trade union or community organisation would also be desirable. You will also need to demonstrate knowledge of trade unionism and our union’s values.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form. Please also see job description and person specification (under “Documents”). We can also offer you advice and support on completing this application – if you email we will contact you to arrange this.

Please note that ONLY the Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

Please e-mail your completed application form, recruitment monitoring form and disability monitoring form to: quoting the post numbers of the posts which interest you.  You can apply for any number of the vacancies, using the same form.

BSOF 22/01 – Full Time – Ambulance Project  – Based in SW
BSOF 22/02 – Full Time – Based in Plymouth & Cornwall
BSOF 22/03 – Full Time – Based on Somerset

The closing date for completed applications is 31 October 2022 at 5pm.

Interviews are to be held on 16,17,18 November 2022


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.

Disability Confident Committed
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