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Organisation name
Royal College of Nursing
Reference number
RCN01331
Salary
£40,506
Closing date
Job location
Birmingham
Interview date
Hours
Full time (fixed term contract or secondment for one year)
About this Role

The role: As our Campaign Organiser, your role will be to support the recruitment of new RCN representatives as well as to improve engagement with existing activists and members across the West Midlands region. You will engage with members, potential members, wider healthcare staff and key external stakeholders to build a network of relationships throughout our health and social care organisations.

You’ll use your enthusiasm, positivity and organising skills to support the development of our local campaigns, and other engagement activities across the region empowering our members to raise their issues and concerns. You will work alongside regional colleagues, RCN Reps and branch activists to amplify our members’ voice in our national campaigns too. A key part of what you do will be to develop innovative approaches to attracting members to become RCN representatives.

As our Campaign Organiser, you’ll work with our representational team – Officers and Senior Officers – to build active teams of Stewards, Safety Reps and Learning Reps to work together in organisations on the same projects to support members and increase the presence of the RCN locally. As our Campaign Organiser you’ll manage some projects in support of our members, whilst influencing stakeholders and building excellent external relationships with key stakeholders.

The person: As well as knowledge of campaigning and/or activism in trade unions, to join us you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of health and social care and an understanding of the role of trade union representatives. You’ll also need experience of project management and delivery of those projects through volunteers and influencing and negotiation skills.

You’ll need to evidence your values and can show us how they be utilised to achieve the objectives of the RCN. Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and be able to work on your own initiative, be reliable and be creative in developing this new role. The ability to foster strong professional relationships across diverse groups and people, to encourage close collaboration and influence stakeholders is essential, as is your ability to produce professional reports and presentations. You’ll also need to be able to celebrate successes and learn from challenges.

Further information

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being. As we're all successfully working from home, we are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely, in accordance with Government advice. If you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Lorna Deans, Operational Manager, on 0121 4504318 or Lindsay Meeks, Regional Director, on 01635 252808 For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact recruit@rcn.org.uk Please note, should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early. 

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application. 

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