UNISON Centre – Managers in Partnership (MiP): National Officer (Home-Based Covering South East and South London)

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Are you ready to make a difference for the NHS and stand up for its senior managers as part of our highly motivated team of National Officers?
Home-Based Covering South East and South London
Starting salary
£51,098 per annum plus £3,205 Annual Subsistence Allowance and £6,335 London Weighting Allowance and Car
Closing date
28 November 2023
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

Are you ready to make a difference for the NHS and stand up for its senior managers as part of our highly motivated team of National Officers?

About this job

As MiP’s key leader in your areas, you are a self-starter managing demands and delivering high standards across wide-ranging responsibilities: recruitment and organisation; representing members individually and collectively; developing the union’s profile and influence; and speaking up for managers and the value of their role.

You lead planning in your areas on our organising agenda, a high priority for our rapidly growing membership. You advise and represent individual members yourself and support workplace reps to do the same. You extend our influence on key issues and challenges for members, by working with your reps to develop the union’s partnerships with employers and regional NHS structures. You keep members informed of our work for them, liaise with UNISON branches and regions and act as the spokesperson for the union on local and regional stories.

The person

You will have skills and experience that include:

  • Demonstrable leadership
  • A track record of using initiative and independence.
  • Considerable knowledge of an industrial relations environment and a track record of high-level negotiation and representation.
  • Experience of advocacy in difficult situations.
  • Ability to develop strategies, plans and solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to work on and manage projects.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and experience of influencing people at all levels.
  • Highly organised
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of the trade union movement.

MiP’s national officers are employees of UNISON.

You will be required to live within South East or London or within very reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

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/77.

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 28th November 2023

Interview date to be held on the 14th December 2023.


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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