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Organisation name
National Union of Journalists
£37,136.97 (until end September 2021 when the salary of £39,877.11 resumes) + London Weighting
Closing date
Job location
London Head Office
35-hour week
About this Role

Based in the National Union of Journalists’ London head office, the NUJ Organiser will work across the union’s industrial sectors, working on casework and organising opportunities across the diverse range of sectors in which the union recruits and organises. This is a new role, which will have a focussed attention on boosting recruitment and organising on specific targets in a range of workplaces.  The job will also include associated personal cases, with a focus on how to maximise recruitment and engagement with the union’s industrial and campaigning priorities.

Under supervision, the NUJ Organiser will have primary responsibilities for:

  • Organising
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Other duties as assigned

The NUJ Organiser will be expected to travel as necessary, to carry out the day-to-day responsibilities of the job.  

The candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Proven experience of organising recruitment initiatives in established recognised workplaces as well as greenfield sites
  • Demonstrable track record in running union organising campaigns
  • Extensive experience in successfully representing members in personal cases 
  • Strong knowledge of resolving workplace issues
  • At least three year’s trade union involvement and experience
  • Demonstrable track record of growing a trade union membership base
  • Qualified to degree level would be desirable, but not essential

The candidate will have and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • The ability to conduct an analytical review of the current membership and mapping skills
  • Ability to identify potential new members and develop strategies for specific recruitment initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strategic approach to growing the membership
  • Recruitment techniques
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent face-to-face, written and phone communication skills, whether dealing with employers, potential members, current members or colleagues
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • The ability to remain confident, calm and professional under pressure
  • Extremely organised
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Ability to work both under supervision and autonomously, as well as the ability to seek guidance when necessary
Further information

If you would like to apply for this contract and have the required skills and experience, please email:

  • A cover letter explaining why you feel that you satisfy the criteria and how you would be able to demonstrate your suitability for the role
  • Completed application form
  • Signed GDPR Privacy Notice

Email address:

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is noon 07/05/2021. Please note that applications received after this date will not be considered.

Full details and application form are available on the NUJ website.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications:  7th May 2021.

The NUJ is an equal opportunity employer.  

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