South West Region – Local Organisers x3

Applications for this job are now closed

The South West Region is currently recruiting two permanent and one fixed term Local Organiser to work with our Branches to co-ordinate and lead the union’s organising agenda across the Region.
South West
Permanent post is based in Taunton & Exeter , Fixed Term post is based in Wareham
Starting salary
£29,778 per annum plus £2,933 Taxable Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
31 October 2022
Contract type
Full time
Contract length
2 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term up to 7 months
R10/88 ,R10/104 - Permanent role, R10/81T - Fixed Term role

About this job

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs.

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. See also job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

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

Please email the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to quoting the post numbers of the posts which interest you.  You can apply for any number of the vacancies, using the same form.

R10/88  –  Full Time Permanent – Based in Exeter
R10/104 – Full Time Permanent – Based in Taunton
R10/81T – Fixed Term 7 Months – Based in Wareham

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on  Monday 31st October 2022.

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.

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