South West – Area Organiser x 3

Applications for this job are now closed

UNISON is the UK’s leading public sector trade union with more than 1.3 million members, working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part-time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport, and the voluntary sector.
South West
Bristol and Dorset
Starting salary
£43,110 per annum plus £3,205 Annual Subsistence Allowance (pending pay award)
Pro rata
Closing date
3 April 2024
21 32 and 35
Contract type
Part time, permanent
Contract length
2 x Permanent and x 1 Fixed term until 30th September 2024
R10/29 R10/73T R10/28b

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 Southwest is looking for an Area Organiser to join the Organising Team.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns across the region, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and/or regional activists.

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper. A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.

You will need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the area and local organiser application form (under “Resources”)

Please email application forms along with the Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to quoting the reference of the job you would like to apply for:

R10/29 – Full time permanent (Bristol)

R10/73T – Full time temporary- Until 30th September 2024 (Dorset – 32 Hours)

R10/28b – Part time permanent (Bristol – 21Hours)

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

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Wednesday 3rd April.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a presentation and Interview on 15th or 16th April 2024 at one of our regional offices.


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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