Northern Ireland Region – Area Organiser

Applications for this job are now closed

The Northern Ireland region is currently recruiting a full time, fixed-term Area Organiser.
Northern Ireland
Starting salary
£45,266 per annum plus £3,366 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
2 July 2024
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed-term until 31 January 2025

About this job

This is a key organising role in UNISON. It covers the  key areas of recruitment, organising and representation, including working in and across branches, and supporting organising, bargaining and other campaigns.

You need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individual to support our growing organisation. 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 in our branches, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and stewards in representation and negotiation.

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.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form (under “Documents”) Please note that only the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

See job description and person specification (under “Resources”).

Please send a copy of the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring form to  quoting ref R5/11T.

The closing date for completed application forms is Tuesday 2nd July 2024 at 4pm.

Interviews are anticipated to be held week commencing 29th July 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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