South East Region – Regional Organiser x2

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The Regional Organiser is the key generic organising role in the region, with responsibility for recruitment, retention and organisation of members.
South East
1 x Surrey and Sussex (R9/8T) 1 x Berkshire and Oxfordshire (R9/24T)
Starting salary
£51,098 per annum plus £3,205 Annual Subsistence Allowance plus Car
Closing date
28 February 2024
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed term for up to 12 Months
R9/24T & R9/8T

About this job

The Regional Organiser is the key generic organising role in the region, with responsibility for recruitment, retention and organisation of members. They act as a powerful advocate of organising and building branch and membership organisation and UNISON’s profile and reputation in the branches and with employers. All Regional Organisers have overall responsibility for promoting and ensuring equalities and tackling discrimination is at the heart of all regional and branch activities.

The Role

 As a Regional Organiser, you will:

  • Provide leadership to a group of branches within a locality, service group or work area to ensure that branches have the strongest possible workplace organisation.
  • Support, guide and develop branches and activists through major periods of change in the delivery of public services.
  • Build branch organisation and performance, identifying training and development needs of activists and providing ongoing support through coaching and mentoring of stewards and branch officers.
  • Lead collective negotiations across the range of sectors that UNISON organises across, at local, regional, or national level.
  • Represent members individually and collectively, assisting branches in developing systems and processes for managing and undertaking their casework effectively.
  • Manage a small team of area and/or local organisers or administrative.

While our Regional Organisers are regionally based, they are required to work in any team or location across the region.

Work will include strategic responsibility for work with branches and employers, leading negotiations and undertaking complex casework including representation at final stage appeals.

The Regional Organiser will manage a small team of organising staff and oversee the development and delivery of projects with branches and employers to build UNISON organisation and implement the union’s bargaining and organising strategies.

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.

The completed application form along with the Recruitment and Disability Monitoring Form should be sent to Claire Harvey by email to, quoting the correct Ref: R9/24T & R9/8T

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024

Interviews will be held on the 13-15 March 2024 in London


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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