The National Education Union is a force for change in the world of education, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.
The Regional Officer role will contribute to the strength of the Union by efficiently and effectively supporting members, activists and lay officers in a defined geographical area and across the region when required.
In this role, you will be undertaking serious individual casework, including before external bodies where necessary, undertake negotiations with employers in a wide range of educational institutions whilst recruiting and supporting activists to take on the negotiations and motivate and support districts and branches in recruitment, bargaining, representation, equalities and organising work.
Additionally, you will assist in the delivery of national campaigns and training programmes in the region, closely working with other unions to deliver NEU priorities.
We are looking for applicants who have good knowledge of employment law and also knowledge and understanding of Trade Union organising, together with sound analytical thinking and problem-solving ability.
Working collaboratively, you will need to develop and deliver work plans to meet agreed objectives and priorities, therefore strong organisational skills and an ability to manage own workload are essential in this role.
Furthermore, you will have excellent communications skills, coupled with good influencing and negotiating skills, being able to make strong, compelling arguments.
Prospective applicants should be aware that having a full and valid UK driving licence at the point of application is an essential requirement for this role and that the NEU will provide the successful applicant with a company car.
We offer good conditions including a commencing salary of £42,894 pa plus a non-superannuable luncheon allowance currently set at £1005, 35 days annual leave plus 4 days paid additional holiday entitlement as the NEU office closure days at Christmas and a final salary pension scheme. Salary, annual leave and office closure days will be pro-rata, for part-time applicants.
Further details can be downloaded from the NEU website (link above) where applicants will be able to complete an online application on their recruitment portal.
We welcome applications from individuals seeking part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements.