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Organisation name
UNISON
Reference number
R2/8, R2/25 (two posts)
Salary
£44,515 per annum plus £2,791 annual subsistence allowance plus car
Closing date
Job location
East midlands of England
Hours
Full time
About this Role

Building a better future in the workplace

Are you ready to make a difference as one of our Regional Organisers?

The Role
The Regional Organiser is the key generic organising role in the region, with responsibility for recruitment, retention and organisation of members.

A powerful advocate of organising and building branch and membership organisation, you will:

  • Provide leadership to a group of branches within a locality, service group or work area to ensure that branches have the strongest possible workplace organisation.
  • Support, guide and develop branches and activists through major periods of change in the delivery of public services.
  • Build branch organisation and performance, identifying training and development needs of activists and providing ongoing support through coaching and mentoring of stewards and branch officers.
  • Lead collective negotiations across the range of sectors which UNISON organises at local, regional or national level.
  • Represent members individually and collectively, assisting branches to develop systems and processes for managing and undertaking their casework effectively.
  • Manage a small team of area and/or local organisers.

The Person
You will have skills and experience that include:

  • Demonstrable leadership and motivational skills.
  • A track record of using initiative and independence over a broad area of activity.
  • Considerable knowledge of an industrial relations environment and a track record of high level negotiation and representation.
  • Experience of advocacy in difficult situations.
  • Ability to develop strategies, plans and solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to work on and manage projects.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and experience of influencing people at all levels.
     
Further information

A job description and person spec can be downloaded from the link below. 

For further information and to apply please visit the UNISON website (link above). Please send 4 copies of completed General application form to Human Resources Department, UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY  quoting Ref: R2/8 and R2/25 by no later than 12pm on 6 April 2020.

Interviews to be held on 5 and 6 May 2020.
 

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