East Midlands – BSOF Local Organiser

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UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities.
East Midlands
Starting salary
£34,162 per annum plus £3,366 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
2 June 2024
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities.

High inflation and rocketing energy bills mean most public service workers are worried how they are going to afford to feed their family and heat their home in the weeks ahead. UNISON is campaigning for real terms pay rises for all public service workers.

The successful candidate will support our organising projects, focusing on growing our membership and building organisation, across the east midlands region. In addition to signing new members up for union membership, you will help motivate them to take an active role in our campaigns. This role will require travel across the East Midlands as the organisers will be visiting workplaces to further our objectives.

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 also be desirable.  You will also need to demonstrate knowledge of trade unionism and our union’s values.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible with their working hours. Reaching members can be challenging during “office hours” so the successful candidate may be required to work in the evening, early mornings and occasionally at weekends.

Our projects open great opportunities for existing members and activists who think they’ve got what it takes to work in a dynamic team, helping to recruit new members, identify and develop the next generation of activists and a build a network of union ambassadors advocating and representing members.  If this is you, or someone you know, we would like to support that interest.

We are doing an online ‘familiarisation’ session where we will talk more about the role, what you can expect working as an organiser for UNISON, and the process of applying, with some helpful hints and tips along the way.  The session will be held on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 starting at 6:30 pm lasting no more than an hour.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along, please dial in via Microsoft Teams using the following link.

Find out more about our Local Organiser vacancies by joining our briefing session here.

If possible, please email eastmidlands.recruitment@unison.co.uk to confirm your attendance before joining the meeting.

In the meantime, if you want to know a little bit more, please click on the video link below: https://youtu.be/p9w1FF70m5E


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 Eastmidlands.recruitment@unison.co.uk, quoting ref: R2/BSOF04

The closing date for completed applications is on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at 23:59

Interviews will be held on Monday 24th June, Wednesday 26th June and Friday 28th June 2024 in Nottingham.


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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