The Assistant Professional Services Officer (APSO) is a vital part of our specialist professional services team in UNISON centre. The unit represents members who face allegations before their professional regulator like social workers, paramedics, occupational therapists, nurses or midwives. We cover the 10 UK wide regualtors in addition those in the devolved nations. You will be based in our head office in London.
UNISONS Professional Services Unit provides advise, guidance, representation and advocacy throughout the entire fitness to practice proceedings, as a result we are a unique trade union to work for.
We are looking for someone who has experience and understanding in representing and advocating for people, we want a proven communicator who is passionate about fairness and supporting UNISON members. You will be assisting them through one of the most difficult experiences in their professional life, so we want you to be compassionate and patient. However you have to demonstrate the ability to balance this against the need to make submission on their behalf so your communication skills verbal and written have to be clear. You must be able to remain objective in your discussions with them to enable you to assess evidence, its integrity and accuracy against allegations.
You will have some understanding of health and social care regulators functions and processes.
You will have access to support, professional development and training to build upon your existing knowledge. You will be committed to equalities and have an understanding of the challenges facing public sector workers including the context of their working lives.
This temporary posts provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidates to develop specialist knowledge and skills within a supportive environment.
A job description and person spec can be downloaded from the link below.
An application form can be obtained by visiting the UNISON website (link above).To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the General Application Form.
Please send a copy of the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring form to Shelley Cole on email@example.com quoting ref RMG/36T/37T by no later than Thursday 1 October 2020 at 5pm.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 or Wednesday 14 October 2020.
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