Cymru Wales Region – P/T Fixed Term Regional Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

Starting salary
£53,653 per annum plus £3,366 Annual Subsistence Allowance, plus Car (Pro Rata £26,862.50, Annual Subsistence £1,683)
Closing date
5 June 2024
Contract type
Part time, fixed term
Contract length
until 30 September 2024

About this job

Is UNISON the employer for you – A temporary post is chance to try out a new role which is why we welcome applications from candidates looking for a secondment opportunity.  UNISON activists or others applying for this post as a secondment should ensure that they have sought agreement in advance from their employer.

The Role

The Regional Organiser is the key generic organising role in the region, with responsibility for recruitment, retention, and organisation of members.

A powerful advocate of organising and building branch and membership organisation, 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 which UNISON organises at local, regional, or national level.
  • Represent members individually and collectively, assisting branches to develop systems and processes for managing and undertaking their casework effectively.
  • Manage a small team of area and/or local organisers.

The Person

You will have skills and experience that include:

  • Demonstrable leadership and motivational skills.
  • A track record of using initiative and independence over a broad area of activity.
  • 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.


How to apply

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the General Application Form (under “Resources”) See job description and person specification (under “Resources”)

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  quoting ref R11/23b

Closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 5th June 2024

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on Monday 24 June 2024.


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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