South West Region – BSOF Local Organiser

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This regional part time local organiser post is dedicated to support the activity in the Wiltshire and Avon Health UNISON Branch.
South West
Starting salary
£20,497 pro rata per annum plus £2,019 Annual Subsistence Allowance
Pro rata
Closing date
8 July 2024
Contract type
Part time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed Term for 12 Months

About this job

This regional part time local organiser post is dedicated to support the activity in the Wiltshire and Avon Health UNISON Branch. The majority of the branch membership, work in the health sector either employed directly by NHS employers or by organisations delivering health and social care services. The branch covers a wide geographical area covering the former Avon area and Wiltshire.

The local organiser will be key in supporting the branch to become “ballot ready”.  The role will involve mapping, data cleansing and visiting workplaces to recruit members and activists.  Other work will include supporting the branch to develop activist networks and encouraging member participation from under-represented areas/groups.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills in one-to-one communications, recruitment, organising and campaigning.

To undertake this role, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the trade union movement and previous experience as a recruiter, organiser and campaigner within a similar organisation would be an advantage.

You will need to be able to travel throughout the geographical area covered by the branch. Occasional travel outside of this area maybe required – for example to attend training.

How to apply

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

Please email application forms along with the Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to quoting ref: R10/BSOF3T

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

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Monday 8th July 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a presentation and Interview on 6th August 2024 our Bristol office.


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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