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Unite the Union
£41,297.00 pa full time [pro rata £20,649.00] Plus £4,358.00 pa London Allowance [pro rata £2,179.00], plus PhD tuition fees
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17 Hours per week at Unite and 17 Hours per week at Greenwich University
About this Role

Sharon Graham has recently been elected to the office of General Secretary of Unite on a mandate for change.

A core part of her reform agenda is to drive the Union forward and radically overhaul its Collective Bargaining and Campaigning strategies. Now more than ever, Unite is committed to finding innovative ways to safeguard the jobs of working people and deliver better pay and conditions for Unite members.

This is a new and unique opportunity to study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Greenwich Business School, while working as a Trainee Economist in Unite’s exciting new investigative research department.

Further information

Candidates are required to submit a Research proposal of 1500 words (excluding references) with their application.

This role is being advertised internally and externally. Applications are encouraged from people who are under-represented in the union. We actively encourage women, Black and Asian Ethnic minorities, disabled and LGBT+ people to apply.

Interested applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the “Apply Now” button. A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found in the documents section. For any queries, please email

Interviews will be held on Monday, 11 July 2022.

Please be advised that the successful candidate may be required to undertake a DBS check as part of their pre-employment checks dependent on the nature of the role.

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