South East Region – Local Organiser x 3

Applications for this job are now closed

The South East Region is currently recruiting 3 Local Organisers to work on a diverse range of campaigns and organising projects across the South East.
South East
Woking, Surrey is the office base but working across the South East
Starting salary
£34,162 per annum plus £3,366 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
10 July 2024
35 hours per week
Contract type
Full time, permanent
Contract length
1 x Full-Time Permanent, 2 x Full-Time FTC (one to 7 Apr 2025, one to 7 Jan 2025)
R9/100 (perm), R9/98T (FTC to Apr '25), R9/85T (FTC to Jan '25)

About this job

At UNISON, we’re not just an organisation; we’re a vibrant community of over 1.3 million members dedicated to championing the rights of workers across the UK. Our members are the backbone of the public services, essential utilities, and private contractors delivering public services.

Are you ready to make a real impact?

We’re on the lookout for passionate individuals who can bring their unique blend of experience and skills to the table. If you’re well-versed in the art of one-to-one communications, recruitment, organising, and campaign strategy, you’re exactly who we need.


As a vital part of our team, you’ll be at the forefront of empowering workers and creating positive change in publics services. You’ll be working alongside a dynamic group of organisers across the South East who are deeply committed to our mission.

What We’re Looking For:

Trade Union and Labour Movement Expertise: We’re seeking candidates who can hit the ground running with a strong understanding of the trade union and labour movement, particularly within the UNISON framework.

Recruitment, Organising, and Campaigning Skills: Experience in these areas is highly desirable. Your ability to connect with people, build relationships, and drive successful campaigns will be your keys to success.

Willingness to Travel: This role requires travel within the region, as well as occasional trips to London for meetings and training sessions. Flexibility is key to making a real impact.

Joining UNISON means becoming a part of something bigger—a movement that stands up for workers’ rights, fights for equality, and creates positive change in society. You’ll have the opportunity to develop professionally, learn from experts in the field, and contribute to a cause you are truly passionate about.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form. See also job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

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

Please email the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to, quoting the reference number of the job you are applying for:

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July 2024 (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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