About this job
There has never been a more important time to protect our members in public services and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem-solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?
UNISON is looking for enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful individuals to support the Greater London Region with a range of organising projects. The first projects will focus on recruiting schools workers in Multi-Academy Trusts, and Health Care Assistants in Hospital Trusts, with future projects focussed on UNISON’s key priorities.
The role will focus principally upon the recruitment and retention of members, as well as identifying new activists and campaigning to make a difference to public sector workers.
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 be desirable, although you may have transferrable skills. You will also need to demonstrate understanding of trade unionism and our union’s values.
The successful candidates will need to be flexible with their working hours. Reaching members who work in these environments can be challenging during “office hours” so the successful candidate may be required to work in the evening, early mornings and occasionally at weekends. UNISON has a range of policies to support a healthy work/life balance.
You will need to be able to travel in and around London.
How to apply
To apply for this opportunity, please see the job description and person specification below and download and complete the Area and Local application form, and disability and recruitment monitoring forms (under “Documents”).
Please note that ONLY the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.
The completed application form along with the Recruitment and Disability Monitoring Form should be sent by email to GreaterLondonHR@unison.co.uk, quoting ref: R3/BSOF05
The closing date for completed applications is on Friday 23 February 2024 at 12 Noon.
Interviews Dates TBC
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.