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Organisation name
UNISON
Reference number
R1/22 & R1/10
Salary
Starting at £49,702 per annum incl. Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
Job location
1 based in Essex and 1 based in Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridge
Hours
35 hours per week
About this Role

UNISON is the UK’s leading public sector trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public services, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ 1200 staff, approximately 370 at our national centre in Euston, central London and the remainder in our twelve regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

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.

One of the posts will be based in the Essex team and the other will be based in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire team.  However, the successful candidates will be expected to travel throughout the region when necessary.

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

To apply for this opportunity please visit www.unison.org/jobs and download and complete the General application form (under “Resources”) 

See job description and person specification (under “resources”)

Please note that only the General application form will be accepted.

Please send your completed application form to H.Recruitment@unison.co.uk quoting either ref R1/22 (based in the Essex team) or R1/10 (based in the Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridge team)

Interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams on 13th and 14th May 2021

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.

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